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Are Dabo Swinney and Joe Maddon BFF's?
Clemson Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney made his way to the South Side to root on the Vubs, but more importanly his friend Joe Maddon. 
Dabo Swinney: 'Cubs are my team'
Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney discusses the Crosstown Cup and why he sides with the Cubbies.
Maddon on how he prepares his lineup on iPad
Joe Maddon talks about how he prepares his gameday lineups on his iPad, and the scouting reports provided for him.
Anthony Rizzo: More than talent needed for successful rebuild
CSN's Dan Hayes got a chance to talk to Cubs star Anthony Rizzo and got his take on the Cubs rebuild, and how it can provide some optimism to the White Sox current situation. 
Maddon: 'The energy level has really returned'
Joe Maddon talks about the Cubs' energy level returning back to normal post-All-Star break.
Quintana on returning to South Side: 'It's a little weird'
Jose Quintana discusses his emotions on being back at Guaranteed Rate Field with a different club.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Cubs ans Sox gear up for game 4
The STL crew is on site at Guaranteed Rate Field to preview Game 4, plus Cubs OF Jon Jay comes on. 
Guillén y Zambrano en CSN+ para narrar en Español
Dos figuras del beisbol de las grandes ligas se unen por primera vez para analizar juegos de los Cachorros y Medias Blancas de Chicago en CSN +. 
Cubs know there's more left in offensive tank
The Cubs offense is firing on all cylinders right now, but they know there's still more untapped potential in the lineup.
Quintana: Felíz de permanecer en la Ciudad de Los Vientos
Jose Quintana habla sobre su llegada a los cachorros de Chicago, la reación de su familia y sus expectativas para el resto de la temporada.
Are You Smarter than a Cubs/White Sox Fan? Pt. 2
We're testing the knowledge of both Cubs and Sox faithful to determine which fan base has the edge in the brains department.
Wake-up Call: Cubs best Sox in Game 3
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, the Cubs rolled past the White Sox in Game 3 of the Crosstown Classic.
Cubs Morning Update: Arrieta, Rizzo propel Cubs past Sox
Jake Arrieta shined while Anthony Rizzo recorded four RBI as the Cubs knocked off the White Sox 8-3 in Game 3 of the Crosstown Classic.
Arrieta expects Cubs to stay: ‘We have the pieces’
With or without Justin Verlander, the Cubs are ramping up to defend their title and Jake Arrieta believes they have all the pieces already.
Maddon: 'The grinding of the at-bats has been there'
Joe Maddon and Anthony Rizzo talk about being more efficient in the Cubs' at-bats.
Arrieta: 'We expect to remain in first place'
Anthony Rizzo and Jake Arrieta talk about the Cubs moving into first place in the NL Central following an 8-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night.
Arrieta: 'I think we've got the pieces to get it done'
Jake Arrieta talks about whether or not the Cubs should add more pieces before the trade deadline.
Maddon on Arrieta: 'It looked more effortless'
Jake Arrieta, Joe Maddon and Anthony Rizzo talk about the Cubs' pitching in an 8-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night.
Crosstown: Are You Smarter than a Cubs, White Sox fan? Pt. 2
We quizzed each fan base to see which side of the Crosstown series knew their squad better.
What happened between Lackey and Rizzo in Cubs dugout?
John Lackey and Anthony Rizzo comment on their dugout exchange during Tuesday's Cubs-White Sox game, something TV cameras picked up.
Cubs can live with Javy Baez being out of control
The Cubs have no intention of slowing down the Javy Baez roller coaster.
Hawk believes Lackey is 'full of shit'
Hawk Harrelson isn't buying John Lackey's explanation of innocence after the right-hander plunked four White Sox hitters in Tuesday's game.
SportsTalk Live: Catching up with David Ross
Former Cubs catcher David Ross joins SportsTalk Live to relive Game 7 of the World Series and discuss his next career chapter.
SportsTalk Live: What will Cubs do at trade deadline?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about what the Cubs will do at the trade deadline, and whether they will make a big splash or minor move.
Bryant on ejection: 'It is what it is'
Kris Bryant and Addison Russell talk about Bryant's first career ejection.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn addresses state of White Sox rebuild; David Ross talks Cubs
Sports Talk Live is on location at Guaranteed Rate Field to get you set for Game 3 of the Crosstown Cup. White Sox G.M.
Maddon on decision to start Caratini, Bryant's ejection
Joe Maddon talks about decision to put Victor Caratini in Wednesday's lineup, and Kris Bryant's first career ejection.
Cubs Baby-Boom in full swing
9 months ago approxiamtely the Chicago Cubs won then world series for the frist time in 108 years, as as result there is the beginnings of a baseball based baby boom in Chicago. 
How Russell saved the Cubs' season...for now
The Cubs are 9-2 since the All-Star Break, sitting just a half-game out of first place in the NL Central and Addison Russell may deserve a lot of credit for that.
Cubs Morning Update: Cubs even up Crosstown Series
The Cubs evened up the Crosstown Series by taking Game 2 from the White Sox at Wrigley Field by a final score of 7-2.
Wake-up Call: Bryant ejected in Cubs win, Swarzak traded
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, Kris Bryant was ejected for the first time in his MLB career in the Cubs' 7-2 win over the White Sox and Anthony Swarzak was dealt to the Brewers.
Mooney and Crull talk red-hot Contreras, Bryant's ejection
Patrick Mooney and Kelly Crull talk about what happened with the Cubs in two games against the White Sox.
Ian Happ on Bryant's ejection, Cubs recent winning run
Ian Happ talks about Kris Bryant's ejection and the way the Cubs have been playing lately.
Bryant on his ejection: 'I have to stick up for myself'
Kris Bryant talks about his ejection against the White Sox and his knee injury.
Reliving Lou Piniella's epic rant
Former Cubs manager went off on an epic rant on this day. Check it out on our In the Loop from the archives.
Lexus Must-See Video: Cubs fan confused on Hawk Harrelson
One Cubs fan was extremely confused on who was announcing the game on WGN.
SportsTalk Live: The growth of Willson Contreras
Willson Contreras stayed hot on Tuesday with a big game against the White Sox. The SportsTalk Live panel discusses his development.
SportsTalk Live: What's with Lackey hitting four batters?
The Cubs and White Sox got into an intense game thanks to John Lackey hitting four batters.
SportsTalk Live: Could the Cubs get Justin Verlander?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the Justin Verlander trade rumors.
Breaking down how Cubs look at Verlander situation
Amid the Justin Verlander trade rumors, are the Cubs really ready to pour that money back into a 34-year-old pitcher while also meeting Detroit’s asking price?
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Cubs even up Crosstown Series with White Sox
The SportsTalk Live panel breaks down Game 2 of the Crosstown Series between the Cubs and White Sox, who are knotted up at one apiece. 
'I'd probably hit somebody, for sure'
John Lackey apologized to Ian Happ and wasn't upset that the White Sox retaliated for the four batters he hit on Tuesday. 
Bryant on ejection: 'I had to stick up for myself'
In a shocking Crosstown twist, Kris Bryant was ejected for arguing a strike-three call in the fourth inning. 
PGL: Willson Contreras meets his biggest fan
The Postgame Live crew talks about Willson Contreras meeting his biggest fan before Tuesday's Cubs-White Sox game.
Lackey: 'The game polices itself'
John Lackey talks about hitting three batters in a row, and the White Sox retaliating in the next inning during Tuesday's Crosstown Cup.
Maddon on Bryant ejection: 'It was unusual for both parties'
Joe Maddon discusses Kris Bryant's ejection, and the blood boiling over between the Cubs and White Sox in the fifth inning of Tuesday's Crosstown Cup.
PGL: Kris Bryant ejected for first time in MLB career
The Postgame Live crew reacts to Kris Bryant's first career MLB ejection during the Cubs-White Sox game on Tuesday.
PGL: Cubs, White Sox exchange hit-by-pitches
After John Lackey plunked three batters in a row, the White Sox retaliated by hitting Ian Happ in the next inning of Tuesday's Crosstown Cup.
Contreras talks about his special day on and off the diamond
On The Diamond -- Cubs catcher Willson Contreras had great day from the batters box against the rival White Sox, but the day was even more special because of a pregame visitor.
Catcher looks like next trade-deadline move for Cubs
Despite Willson Contreras' continued succes, the Cubs are in the market for a reliable backup catcher.
Kris Bryant ejected for first time ever
Kris Bryant got super angry Tuesday afternoon, showing a side of himself Chicago has never seen before.
Contreras stays hot, hits 3-run HR in Game 2 of Crosstown
Willson Contreras stays hot, hits three-run home run in Game 2 of the Crosstown series on Tuesday.
Jed Hoyer on how active Cubs will be at trade deadline
Jed Hoyer talks about how active the Cubs will be at the trade deadline.
Contreras' reunion will hit you right in the feels
Willson Contreras had an emotion meet-up with Daniel Rodriguez, a fan with Down syndrome, and came bearing birthday gifts.
MLB Power Rankings: Cubs on a roll; White Sox tank mode in full effect
The Cubs are on a roll since the All-Star Break. Can they keep it up? Plus, the White Sox tank mode is in full effect.
Cubs Morning Update: Hendricks returns, Cubs fall to Sox
The Cubs had plenty of chances to get back in the game, but dropped the series opener to the White Sox 3-1 in Kyle Hendricks’ return.
Cubs likely have to wait for their next shot at Yu Darvish
With Yu Darvish less likely to get traded before the deadline, Kyle Hendricks may have to act as a big deadline acquisition in the rotation.
STL: Kyle Hendricks performance gives Cubs fans 'calmness'
SportsTalk Live breaks down Kyle Hendricks performance in his first start back ion the MLB since early June.
STL Pod: Sox win game one of Crosstown Series
The SportsTalk Live crew talks about game 1 off the Crosstown series, Verlanders possibility of being a Cub and was the Kyrie trade request the right move?
Grimm on Hendricks, 'it's like he didn't even skip a beat'
Justin Grimm touches on the Crosstown Classic and how he thought Kyle Hendricks pitched in his first game back off of injury.
Hendricks: 'Everything felt great' on return to mound
Cubs P Kyle Hendricks talks about how he felt in his fir MLB start since early June.
Heyward on Cubs bats, 'Sometimes you don't get it done'
Jason Heyward talks about the Cubs lack of scoring runners and Gonzalez pitching.
Maddon: 'They pitched better than us today'
Joe Maddon addresses Cubs strengths and weaknesses following the opening loss in the Crosstown Cup.
Jon Jay on Crosstown Cup, 'Wrigley was jumpin'
Jon Jay talks about his day and what the Crosstown Cup means for fans.
Crosstown: Are You Smarter than a Cubs, White Sox fan?
We quizzed Cubs and White Sox fans to see which fans know their team best.
Are You Smarter than a Cubs/White Sox Fan?
We're testing the knowledge of both Cubs and Sox faithful to determine which fan base has the edge in the brains department.
Cubs need another catcher before deadline
Willson Contreras' bat and defense have boosted the Cubs, but the club still needs to figure out their backup catcher situation. *[MORE: Was Hector Rondon tipping pitches during late-game meltdowns with Cubs
Was Hector Rondon tipping pitches?
Hector Rondon is back and throwing 100 mph. But was tipping pitches to blame for his struggles and inconsistent outings over the last year?
Quintana talks to ex-Sox teammates prior to Crosstown series
Jose Quintana talks with his old White Sox game prior to Monday's Crosstown series opener at Wrigley Field.
Maddon 'infiltrated' by interaction with White Sox fan
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that he was infiltrated by his interaction with a White Sox fan to start his day.
Wake-up Call: Contreras elite?; Sox slide continues
On today's Wake-up Call, Willson Contreras boosted the Cubs to a win while the White Sox lost in walkoff fashion.
Cubs Morning Update: Contreras boosts Cubs into first
On today's Cubs Morning Update, Willson Contreras provided a huge boost to the Cubs in a win over the Cardinals.
Willson Contreras is playing his butt off right now
Willson Contreras is on an absolute tear right now and has willed the Cubs back into first place.
Quintana reveling in first place vibes
Jose Quintana may have been a little too amped during his Wrigley debut, but the pitcher is very happy to be in first place. 
Contreras: 'It's a big difference since the first half'
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras talks after a 5-3 win against the Cardinals.
Quintana: 'Too many emotions for me' in Wrigley debut
Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana talked about his first start at Wrigley Field.
Maddon on Q: 'He might have been a little bit overexcited'
Joe Maddon talks about Jose Quintana's start after the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 5-3.
Maddon: Contreras is an elite N.L. catcher
Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Willson Contreras' hot stretch and all that he brings to the table.
Hendricks has returned and brought jokes
Kyle Hendricks' mysterious hand injury is behind him and he showed just how good he feels right now with a perfectly-executed joke.
Maddon: 'You can only make the surge with good pitching'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the importance of pitching as the team tries to go on a run.
Maddon: 'Good baserunning wins one-run games'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the importance of baserunning.
Beer Money: Best of Season 4
Check out some of the best clips from Season 4 of Beer Money.
Wake-up Call: Comeback Cubs; Sox lose eighth straight game
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, the Cubs came back to beat the Cardinals and the White Sox lost their eighth straight game in a loss to the Royals.
Bryant on passing of Lester's uncle: 'I did not even know'
Kris Bryant talks about the passing of Jon Lester's uncle.
Bryant: 'Probably one of the better wins of the year'
Kris Bryant reacts to the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Bryant returns with World Series nostalgia
Kris Bryant returned to the lineup and brought some World Series nostalgia with him, igniting an eighth-inning comeback that got Wrigley rocking.
Maddon: 'KB being able to play was the difference'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the team's comeback win and the importance of Kris Bryant.
Maddon on starting pitching competition: 'Love it'
Joe Maddon is enjoying the team's starting pitchers, who seem to be competing against each other.
Emotional Jon Lester pays tribute to uncle
With a Notre Dame rallying cry on his hat Saturday, Cubs ace Jon Lester paid an emotional tribute to his uncle, who passed away this week.
Bryant on Cubs win: 'Huge, especially against the Cardinals'
Kris Bryant goes 1-on-1 with Kelly Crull to discuss the Cubs' 3-2 comeback win over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Ice Cube sings seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field
Watch Ice Cube sing the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field on Saturday for the Cubs-Cardinals game.
PGL: Cubs come back to defeat Cardinals, 3-2
David Kaplan and David DeJesus react to the Cubs' comeback win to beat the Cardinals, 3-2, on Saturday.
Lester emotional after passing of uncle
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was emotional after his strong performance. He lost his uncle on Friday.
Pierre felt 'a little bit a part' of last year's Cubs team
Former Cubs outfielder visited Wrigley Field for the first time as a fan and discussed the team finally breaking the curse. 
Quintana's first impression of Cubs-Cardinals rivalry
Jose Quintana talks about his first impressions of the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry.
Quintana: 'I have a lot of confidence in my routine'
Jose Quintana discusses the importance of consistency as he prepares to face the Cardinals on Sunday night.
Kelly Crull goes 1-on-1 with Juan Pierre
Juan Pierre took in the Cubs-Cardinals game on Saturday, and he joined the CSN broadcast mid-inning.
Freak of nature
Kris Bryant has once again wowed the Cubs with his insane ability to heal up after what looked like a brutal injury.
Hendricks will return to face White Sox
Kyle Hendricks will make his return to the Cubs' rotation Monday, when the Cubs start their four-game Crosstown set with the White Sox.
Wake-up Call: Cubs targeting Yu?; Yoan produces for Sox
Here are the top Chicago sports stories from a Friday:  Will Cubs add another ace? Report says North Siders interested in Yu Darvish [1] Yoan Moncada 'relieved' to get first White Sox hit out of way [2]...
ITL: Rookie of the Year trivia
Henry Rowengartner, also known as Thomas Ian Nicholas, went to the Chicago river to quiz people on Rookie of the Year.
Cubs bullpen implodes in loss to Cardinals
The Cubs bullpen didn't have it on Friday, giving up seven runs in one inning to the Cardinals.
Maddon has not seen anything like Cubs pitching implosions
In three of the last five Wrigley Field games, the Cubs have allowed at least seven runs in an inning...including Friday's tough-to-swallow loss to the Cardinals.
Second half won't be all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows
With the NL Central standings suddenly bunched up, Friday's loss to the Cardinals was a reminder it won't be all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows for the Cubs in the second half.
Maddon: 'We played a good game of baseball today'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon addresses the media following a Cubs 11-4 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals Friday afternoon
Arrieta: 'Give our guys some credit'
Jake Arrieta addresses the media after an 11-4 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals Friday afternoon
Willson Contreras: King of the bat flip
Willson Contreras unleashed an epic bat flip in the Cubs-Cardinals game Friday.
Quintana admits being bothered by trade rumors
Jose Quintana spoke to the Cubs media Friday and acknowledged the constant trade rumors surrounding him this year have affected him in a negative way.
Maddon provides injury updates on Bryant, Hendricks
Joe Maddon discusses when both Kris Bryant and Kyle Hendricks may return to the lineup for the Cubs.
Maddon updates Bryant, Hendricks injuries
Joe Maddon updated the status of injured third baseman Kris Bryant and injured starter Kyle Hendricks ahead of this weekend's series.
Quintana excited for first Cubs start at Wrigley
Jose Quintana wants to simply continue doing his job as he prepares for his first Cubs start at Wrigley Field.
Cubs interested in adding Yu Darvish?
They just made a huge trade for Jose Quintana, but could the Cubs look to add another ace in the form of Yu Darvish?
DeJesus: Healthy competition between starters
Kelly Crull and David DeJesus break down the Cubs quick turnaround and how they can still improve.
STL: Previewing this weekend's Cubs-Cardinals series
The SportsTalk Live discusses this weekend's series between the Cubs and Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
Maddon's prime-time message: 'Help or die'
Joe Maddon will join NBC News' "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" to discuss immigrant assimilation in his hometown of Hazleton. 
Cubs are becoming Willson Contreras' team
Even if the Cubs add a veteran catcher before the trade deadline, it will be backing up Willson Contreras, who's rapidly making this his team.
The NL Central race has escalated quickly
The race in the National League Central has escalated quickly, as the Cubs are just a game out of first place and could take over first place as soon as this weekend.
Cubs Talk Podcast: State of Cubs-Cardinals rivalry
St. Louis Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold stops by to chat with CSN's Patrick Mooney about the landscape of the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry on the latest Cubs Talk Podcast.
Wake-up Call: Moncada's Sox debut; Cubs all-in?
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, Yoan Moncada makes his highly-anticipated White Sox debut against the Dodgers.
Cubs Morning Update: Winning streak reaches six games
In today's edition of the Cubs Morning Update, Mike Montgomery lifted the club past the Braves to complete the sweep and pick up their sixth straight victory.
SportsTalk Live: Should head-first slides be banned?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether head-first slides should be banned after Kris Bryant suffers an injury scare.
The Cubs clubhouse sent Theo Epstein a message to stay aggressive before the deadline after winning six straight out of the All-Star break.
Road Ahead: Cubs head home riding winning streak
On this week's Honda Road Ahead, Kelly Crull and David DeJesus discuss the Cubs' upcoming homestand.
Cubs PGL: Offense swinging some big sticks
The Cubs PGL crew discuss how hot the offense has been after the All-Star break.
Cubs PGL: Bryant sprains finger against Braves
The Cubs PGL crew discuss Kris Bryant injuring his finger after sliding into third base against the Braves on Wednesday.
The Cubs are destroying the hell out of opposing pitchers right now
Javy Baez and Co. are obliterating opposing pitchers to start the second half of the 2017 campaign.
Kris Bryant injures hand on slide
Kris Bryant injured his hand sliding headfirst into third base Wednesday morning against the Braves.
Freakout avoided...for now
Kris Bryant was forced to come out of Wednesday's game with a hand injury, prompting a freakout that has been quelled by good news.
Quintana will not start against White Sox
The Cubs have shuffled around their starting rotation, meaning Jose Quintana will completely miss the Crosstown series against the White Sox.
Cubs Morning Update: Lackey extends team's winning streak
The Cubs beat the Braves 5-1 for a fifth straight win.
Cubs Postgame Live: Lackey solid, win streak continues
The Cubs beat the Braves 5-1 behind a solid start from John Lackey.
Rookie of the Year trivia with Thomas Ian Nicholas
Rookie of the Year lead actor Thomas Ian Nicholas goes around Chicago to ask trivia questions about the movie.
In The Loop: JD answers whether hot dog is a sandwich
Cubs broadcaster Jim Deshaies joins In The Loop to discuss whether a hot dog is a sandwich or not.
SportsTalk Live: Should Cubs be worried about Wade Davis?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether the Cubs should be worried about closer Wade Davis.
SportsTalk Live: Can the Cubs sustain this momentum?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about the Cubs' current four-game winning streak.
STL Podcast: Do the Cubs need help in the bullpen?
Rich Campbell, Ben Finfer and Mark Carman join Mark Schanowski to talk Cubs bullpen, Bears training camp and Jimmy Butler.
The message the Cubs sent in not trading Schwarber
In not trading Kyle Schwarber in last week's deal for Jose Quintana, the Cubs sent a message about their belief in the struggling slugger.
Maddon explains catching rotation with Contreras, Caratini
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks through his thought process of when he is playing catcher Victor Caratini and gives his view on replay technology.
Eddie Butler sent to Triple-A
The Cubs sent Eddie Butler to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, making room for John Lackey's return from the disabled list.
Cubs Morning Update: Cubs survive tense ninth inning
The Cubs hung on to beat the Braves 4-3 in Atlanta while leaving the bases loaded in the ninth.
Wake-up Call: Lester dominates; Soupy retires
On today's Wake-up Call, we break down Lester's strong outing and Brian Campbell retiring.
Wake-up Call: Lester, Quintana form one-two punch; Soupy retires
Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Monday:  Jon Lester and Jose Quintana give Cubs a one-two punch for this pennant race and beyond [1] Al Leiter's advice to Michael Kopech could transform him...
Hendricks 'much more confident' in second rehab start
Kyle Hendricks talks about his rehab start for AA Tennessee in which he pitched five perfect innings.
Hendricks perfect in rehab start
Kyle Hendricks pitched five perfect innings in a rehab start and the AA Tennesse Smokies were two outs away from a perfect game.
In The Loop: Kap and Haugh you be the judge
The guys debate who will fair better from the Jose Quintana trade, and how it will change both franchises in the future
SportsTalk Live: Quintana makes great first Cubs impression
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Jose Quintana's fantastic Cubs debut where he struck out 12 in a Cubs win
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Which looks better now, Cubs World Series chances or White Sox rebuild?
David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Nick Friedell (ESPN 1000) and Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report) join Kap on the panel.
Dillon Maples could be X-factor for Cubs
Dillon Maples has worked his way up to Triple-A Iowa and could provide a boost to the Cubs bullpen, writes Patrick Mooney. 
MLB Power Rankings: Cubs making moves
With the second half of the MLB season underway, see who the MVP has been for each team in 2017.
A one-two punch
The Cubs are feeling the bounce from the blockbuster trade with the White Sox and hope Jon Lester and Jose Quintana can carry the team to the promised land.
Battle for the Chicago Sports Throne
With the Game of Thrones season premiere debuting, the In The Loop crew took a look at which Chicago sports athlete would hold the Chicago Sports Throne.
3M Playing it Safe: Putting Quintana's debut in perspective
Jose Quintana was the first Cub pitcher to strike out 12 or more batters in his debut since Matt Garza in 2011.
Wake Up Call: Quintana stars in debut; White Sox get swept
Jose Quintana struck out 12 Orioles in his first start with the Cubs while the White Sox got swept by the Mariners.
Cubs Morning Update: Quintana dazzles in debut
Jose Quintana struck out 12 in his Cubs debut, which closed out a sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore.
'We are back'
Willson Contreras didn't shy away on Sunday, declaring that the Cubs were back after completing a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. 
Maddon: Quintana could provide huge boost
Joe Maddon, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras discuss Jose Quintana's huge performance in a win over the Orioles.
Willson Contreras: 'We are back'
Willson Contreras and the Cubs discuss the mood after sweeping the Orioles.
Quintana on dominant outing, run support
Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana discusses his brilliant first outing with the Cubs.
Just as advertised
Jose Quintana looked every bit the part of an ace on Sunday afternoon, shutting down the Orioles for seven innings in his Cubs debut.
Numbers behind Quintana's brilliant Cubs debut
Jose Quintana impressed in his Cubs debut, pitching seven scoreless innings. 
Will Lackey be pitching for his job?
Will John Lackey be the odd man out after the Cubs acquired Jose Quintana? Yeah, that's not going to be an easy conversation to have.
Arrieta on returning to familiar places in Baltimore
Jake Arrieta talked about his return to Baltimore after the Cubs beat the Orioles 10-3.
Arrieta: The All-Star break came at a good time for us
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta talked about his start and his hopes for the rest of the season after the Cubs won 10-3 in Baltimore.
Maddon: Arrieta was missing then 'got on a nice roll'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talked about Jake Arrieta and Hector Rondon after the Cubs beat the Orioles 10-3.
Wake-up Call: Arrieta strong in return to Baltimore; Sox not flinching at trade rumors
Jake Arrieta had a strong start in Baltimore and spoke confidently about the rest of the season while the White Sox continued to deal with trade rumors.
Arrieta: ‘If I have to leave, I don’t want to leave without another ring’
Jake Arrieta opened the second half of his season with a solid start and a win and has high expectations for the rest of his season before he enters free agency.
Lester on Quintana: 'The nice thing is he's here until 2020'
Jon Lester breaks down the Crosstown Blockbuster, which sent Jose Quintana to the Cubs.
Lester breaks down Quintana trade
Jon Lester discussed how the Jose Quintana deal can boost the Cubs this year and in years to come. 
Maddon knows it's time to start pushing harder
Joe Maddon has been careful about overusing his bullpen too early, but the manager thinks now is the right time to start extending guys. 
Cubs trying to ‘become the team that everyone loves again’
The Cubs beat the Orioles to open the second half, but may need more reinforcements to more closely resemble the quality of last year's team.
In The Loop: Kaplan, DeJesus on Cubs adding Quintana
David Kaplan and David DeJesus join Luke Stuckmeyer and Leila Rahimi to talk about what Jose Quintana joining the Cubs means for the team.
Schwarber: 'The first half is a wash for me'
Kyle Schwarber and Addison Russell talk about the wild 9-8 win against the Orioles.
Postgame Live: Cubs outlast Orioles
The Cubs blew an 8-0 lead late, only to be saved in the top of the ninth by an Addison Russell solo home run that would eventually be the game-winner in a 9-8 win in Baltimore.
Russell's blast saves Cubs in Baltimore
After the Cubs blew an 8-0 lead, Addison Russell saved the day with a tie-breaking home run in the ninth inning to start the second half with a win.
Why Cubs see Quintana as a game-changer
The Cubs' acquisition of Jose Quintana gave the 2017 team a shot in the arm. And it provided a pillar of reliability for seasons down the road.
Another big deal coming for Cubs?
Is Theo Epstein working on another big deal after the blockbuster Jose Quintana trade? The Cubs president responded: "Ask wetbutt."
Watch: Cubs smack back-to-back jacks
The Cubs started the second half with a bang Friday, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber smacking back-to-back jacks in the first inning.
Contreras, Schwarber hit back-to-back jacks in first inning
Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber hit back-to-back jacks in the first inning of Friday night's game against the Orioles in Baltimore.
SportsTalk Live: 'The deal was a blockbuster'
The panel discusses the Jose Quintana trade and the implications it will have going forward for both sides
SportsTalk Live: Len Kasper weighs in on trades and rumors
Len Kasper discusses the Quintana trade and the circumstances leading up to the completion of the trade, and trade rumors going forward to be aware of
SportsTalk Live: Sonny Gray rumors
The panel discusses the rumors that the Cubs are very interested in Sonny Gray and what it will take to trade for him
SportsTalk Live Podcast: What's next for the Cubs and Sox after the Quintana trade?
On this week's episode, Fred Huebner (ESPN1000 Chicago), Kevin Fishbain (Chicago Bears writer) and Jason Goch (SB Nation) join Kap on the panel to talk about the Jose Quintana trade.
Quintana 'a good dude,' Cubs excited to have him
Chicago Cubs give their reactions to the acquisition of Jose Quintana in a trade with the Chicago White Sox
Theo: 'our position player guys will be here for many years'
Theo Epstein discusses the Cubs strategy going forward with regards to free agency and trades
Quintana: 'I'm so excited to be here with this team'
New Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana talks about getting traded from the White Sox to the Cubs ahead of Friday's game against the Orioles in Baltimore.
9 intriguing Cubs stats from the first half of 2017
CSN's stat guru Chris Kamka breaks down nine of the most interesting numbers from the first half of the 2017 Cubs season.
Reports emerge indicating Cubs are going after Sonny Gray even after Quintana blockbuster
Even after acquiring Jose Quintana, the Cubs may not be done yet, with Oakland A's ace Sonny Gray reportedly in their line of sight right now.
Proof that Jose Quintana may be the most underrated pitcher in baseball
Definitive proof that Jose Quintana should be considered among the game's very best pitchers.
What the Cubs starting rotation looks like with Jose Quintana in the fold
The Cubs have set their rotation for the second half, with Jose Quintana now in the mix.
Shirtless Anthony Rizzo helps 'The Handmaid's Tale" and Elisabeth Moss celebrate 13 Emmy nominations
"The Handmaid's Tale" star Elisabeth Moss found out about her Emmy nominations thanks in small part to the face of the Cubs franchise.
Wake-up Call: Cubs, White Sox team up on blockbuster deal
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, the Cubs and White Sox teammed up to make a blockbuster trade that sent Jose Quintana to the North Side.
In The Loop: Reddit users hint to Jose Quintana trade
Reddit users Wetbutt23 and KatyPerrysBootyHole hinted at a possible Jose Quintana trade to the Cubs the night before it happened.
In The Loop: Facebook reacts to Jose Quintana trade
Facebook reacts to the Cubs-White Sox trade involving Jose Quintana and top MLB prospect Eloy Jimenez.
In The Loop: List of crosstown deals
Taking a look at the list of other Chicago crosstown deals amid the Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs and White Sox.
SportsTalk Live: Jed Hoyer discusses Jose Quintana trade
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer joins SportsTalk Live to discuss the team acquiring Jose Quintana from the White Sox.
SportsTalk Live: Cubs, White Sox make blockbuster deal
The SportsTalk Live panel reacts to the Cubs and White Sox making a blockbuster deal involving Jose Quintana and No. 1 prospect Eloy Jimenez.
STL Podcast: Breaking down the blockbuster Quintana trade
On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel talks about the shocking trade of Jose Quintana, who's headed to the North Side of Chicago.
Sox asked for Bryant in Sale talks
As part of the Jose Quintana blockbuster aftermath, Theo Epstein dropped another bombshell - the White Sox hoped to pry Kris Bryant away from the Cubs over the winter.
Theo on trade with Sox: I thought it was surprisingly easy
Theo Epstein discusses negotiations with the White Sox for Jose Quintana.
Podcast: The aftermath of Cubs' shocking trade for Jose Quintana
The CSNChicago.com team reacts to the Cubs trading for Jose Quintana on the latest podcast, including sound from Theo Epstein and more.
Cubs keep World Series core intact
The Cubs made a megadeal to acquire a long-term starting pitcher, but did not have to give up Kyle Schwarber or anybody from their World Series core.
Wetbutt23 and KatyPerrysBootyHole: The Reddit users who scooped the baseball world in Quintana-to-Cubs trade
The Cubs traded for Jose Quintana Thursday morning, but before the baseball world had the story, a pair of unlikely heroes broke the news on Reddit.
Are the Cubs done after Quintana trade?
Are the Cubs done trading after the Jose Quintana deal? Patrick Mooney weighs in.