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4/19/2014 | Rizzo expects to play Sunday after early exit

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had to leave Saturday's game because of back spasms but did not expect to miss Sunday's series finale against the Reds.

4/19/2014 | Trio of homers power Jackson to first 'W'

Mike Olt belted a solo home run and Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo each added two-run shots to give Edwin Jackson his first win of the season and lead the Cubs to an 8-4 victory over the Reds on Saturday, snapping their losing streak at five.

4/19/2014 | Villanueva, Cubs eye first series win

On Sunday, the Cubs will send Carlos Villanueva to the mound at Wrigley Field as they eye their first series win. The Reds will counter with Homer Bailey, looking for a turnaround after a handful of rough outings.

4/19/2014 | Arrieta hopes Monday is final rehab tuneup

Jake Arrieta, slowed this spring by tightness in his right shoulder, will make another rehab start on Monday for Class A Daytona, and he hopes that is his last tuneup before he's ready to rejoin the Cubs.

4/19/2014 | Cubs to celebrate Jackie with photography exhibit

The Cubs will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Monday at Wrigley Field. The team is partnering with Ebony Magazine, which is making available vintage photographs of Robinson and other African American baseball legends.

4/18/2014 | Hamilton, Bonifacio take the lead in Reds-Cubs clash

The Reds' and Cubs' respective leadoff men, Billy Hamilton and Emilio Bonifacio, will square off again on Saturday in the second game of the series, and it will be interesting to see who creates the most problems as Tony Cingrani and Edwin Jackson take the mound for their teams.

4/18/2014 | Despite breakthrough, Cubs drop fifth straight

Jeff Samardzija notched his fourth quality start in the Reds' 4-1 victory Friday over the Cubs, who lost their fifth straight but finally tallied a run after 24 scoreless innings.

4/18/2014 | Renteria wants Cubs to 'stay relaxed' on offense

Entering Friday's game against the Reds, the Cubs ranked 14th in the National League in runs scored, and had been held scoreless in their last 18 innings. What's manager Rick Renteria to do?

4/18/2014 | 'Next chapter' begins for McDonald with Cubs

When Darnell McDonald reported to the Cubs' Spring Training camp in February, he was fighting for a spot on the Opening Day roster. The outfielder never expected he'd finish with a new job as a baseball operations assistant.

4/18/2014 | Arrieta nearing return with rehab start on tap

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta will make at least one more rehab start with Triple-A Iowa early next week, and he could then be ready to start for the big league team. Arrieta had tightness in his right shoulder when Spring Training began, and he did not pitch in any Cactus League games.

4/16/2014 | Cubs blanked in nightcap, drop Bronx DH

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings to endure a tough, 2-0, loss at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night. The Cubs offense was shut out in both games of the doubleheader.

4/16/2014 | Renteria maintains positive outlook about Cubs, life

Cubs manager Rick Renteria is an engaging sort, willing to swap words, thoughts and opinions while he watches BP with focus and counts his blessings.

4/16/2014 | Back at Wrigley, Cubs aim to turn tables on Reds

Returning to Wrigley Field after a road trip might normally be viewed as a haven of sorts for the Cubs. For this upcoming three-game series against the Reds? Maybe not so much. To say that the Reds have dominated the Cubs, especially in Wrigleyville, doesn't give enough credit to the word "dominate."

4/16/2014 | Cubs go 1-1 on replay challenges vs. Yankees

The Cubs had mixed results with replay challenges in Wednesday's 3-0 loss in the opener of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. They were successful in overturning a call in the second inning, but were denied on another close play at first in the seventh.

4/16/2014 | Wright honored to participate in Jackie's Day

Wesley Wright remembers hearing the story of Jackie Robinson's life as a very young boy, especially as one who took to baseball at a young age. Now, the left-handed reliever who signed with the Cubs this offseason as a free agent, takes great pride in wearing No. 42 and playing on Jackie Robinson Day.

4/16/2014 | Cubs flip Jackson, Villanueva for Reds series

The Cubs announced a slight reordering of their starting rotation for this weekend's home series with the Reds -- switching Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva for Saturday and Sunday's matchups.

4/16/2014 | Cubs tamed by Tanaka in opener of twin bill

Jason Hammel gave up three runs in seven innings of a quality start, but the Cubs couldn't break through against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in a 3-0 loss in Game 1 on Wednesday afternoon.

4/16/2014 | Olt congratulates former teammate Springer

Cubs third baseman Mike Olt was excited to hear that Astros prospect George Springer, his former college teammate at the University of Connecticut, would be joining him in the Majors Leagues.

4/16/2014 | Festivities lined up for Wrigley's centennial bash

Wrigley Field will celebrate its 100th birthday on April 23, when the Cubs play host to the D-backs a century after the Chicago Federals opened then Weeghman Park against the Kansas City Packers.

4/15/2014 | McDonald joins Cubs' baseball operations

The Cubs on Tuesday named former Major Leaguer Darnell McDonald a baseball operations assistant.

4/15/2014 | Cubs-Yankees rained out, to play two today

Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Cubs at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a day-night, separate-admission doubleheader today at 1:05 p.m. ET.

4/15/2014 | Cubs-Yanks rained out, to play twin bill today

Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Cubs at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a day-night, separate-admission doubleheader today at 12:05 p.m. CT.

4/14/2014 | Soriano's friendship invaluable to Starlin, young Cubs

Mention Alfonso Soriano's name to Starlin Castro, and the Cubs shortstop immediately smiles. When Castro was called up to the Cubs in May 2010 at the age of 20, Soriano, then in his fourth year with the team and 12th in the big leagues, welcomed the infielder into his Chicago home.

4/13/2014 | Tanaka, Hammel set to face off on Robinson Day

Jason Hammel's had plenty of experience pitching at both the new and old Yankee Stadium. The Cubs hope that will help them sink Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees on Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday.

4/13/2014 | Parker up from Triple-A, available to close

The Cubs restocked the bullpen on Sunday when they recalled Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa, and he will be one of manager Rick Renteria's options as closer.

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