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MLB Power Rankings: White Sox continue to fade
The White Sox endured another tough week and continue to slip down the latest MLB Power Rankings while the red-hot Dodgers soared near the top.
Cubs down to only one All-Star starter in voting update
Check out the latest MLB All-Star Game voting update, which features just one Cubs player in the starting lineup.
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What should Cubs do at trade deadline?
The Cubs have a make-or-break series with the Nationals that may help shed light on what the Theo Epstein's front office should do at the trade deadline.
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Cubs Morning Update: Where did offense go wrong in Miami?
In this edition of the Cubs Morning Update, the Cubs lost the finale in Miami and left 11 runners on base.
Wake-up Call: Cubs lose to Marlins, Sox blow lead in loss
The Cubs and White Sox both lost in Sunday series finales.
How to watch, stream Cubs-Nationals Monday on CSN
The Cubs start a series against the NL East-leading Nationals Monday on CSN and also live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
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Maddon: We need to stay in the race until we get going
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the playoff race and where the team stands.
Maddon on Hendricks: 'I just want you to feel the baseball'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Kyle Hendricks and the team's starting rotation.
Maddon talks about how Baez is doing this season
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about infielder Javy Baez and how his game is developing.
Honda Road Ahead: Can Cubs slow down Nationals bats?
/CSN's David Kaplan and David DeJesus discuss the upcoming matchups in this edition of the Cubs Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland...
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Montgomery: 'Our pitching has been pretty good lately'
Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery talks about his start in the 4-2 loss to the Marlins.
Russell: 'I'm feeling some discomfort'
Addison Russell talks about his shoulder injury and his status going forward after a 4-2 loss to the Marlins.
Road Ahead: Cubs meet Nationals for first time this season
David Kaplan and David DeJesus discuss the Cubs' matchup with N.L. East-leading Nationals that starts this week.
PGL: Cubs waste opportunities in loss
The Cubs Postgame Live crew discusses the lack of timely hitting in a 4-2 loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
Cubs in sink-or-swim mode with Nationals looming
Despite treading water in an ugly NL Central the Cubs are relaxed and not worrying after a 4-2 loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
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Russell feels 'sharp, pinching pain'
Addison Russell struggled Sunday before he was pulled with what was described as right shoulder soreness.
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A step forward for Kyle Hendricks
Kyle Hendricks finished a pain-free throwing session on Saturday, inching closer to a return with the Cubs. 
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Preview: Cubs-Marlins Sunday on CSN
The Cubs take on the Marlins on Sunday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
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Baez: 'We're trying to do anything to help the team'
Javier Baez says he feels good at the plate right now and how weird it's been without an official leadoff hitter.
Lester discusses outing in Cubs' 5-3 win over Marlins
Jon Lester talks about his outing in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Marlins on Saturday.
Maddon on Lester: 'He had good stuff'
Manager Joe Maddon comments on the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Marlins on Saturday.
Jon Lester: It’s go time for Cubs
Jon Lester pitched seven innings of resilient baseball to lead the Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Marins on Saturday.
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Rizzo won’t get ‘Wally Pipped’ out of Cubs leadoff spot
Having the day off, Anthony Rizzo won't get "Wally Pipped" out of the Cubs leadoff spot when he returns on Sunday.
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Zobrist doubtful and where the banged-up Cubs stand
A look at the near future of injury ridden Ben Zobrist as well as where things stand with the banged-up Norhtsiders. 
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Schwarber begins in Iowa on Monday
Kyle Schwarber's hopeful reboot in Iowa will begin on Monday when he tries to bounce back from a terrible start to the season.
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Lackey: Their pitcher did a little bit better
John Lackey talks about his positive pitching outing tonight and gives props to the A's pitching
Maddon 'really impressed' with Lackey in Cubs loss
Cubs manager Joe Maddon speaks to the media about the Cubs loss Friday night against the Marlins in Miami
'Up and down, up and down'
On the heels of an offensive explosion, the Cubs returned to their inconsistent selves on Friday. 
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Maddon on Happ: ‘Pound for pound, man, he’s got as good a power as I’ve seen’
Ian Happ has made a positive impression on Joe Maddon since getting called up to the Cubs.
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ITL: Chicago sports history on June 23
On In the Loop, we look back on this day in Chicago sports history.
Cubs hopeful Hendricks returns before All-Star break
Kyle Hendricks has been on the disabled list since early June and the Cubs are hoping to get him back in the next few weeks.
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Cubs Morning Update: Arrieta returning to form?
In today's edition of the Cubs Morning Update, Jake Arrieta showed flashes of his old self in an 11-1 victory over the Marlins.
Reactions to Kyle Schwarber's demotion to Triple-A Iowa
In the Loop discussed Kyle Schwarber's fall from grace and into Iowa.
Maddon: Arrieta picked up our bullpen
Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Jake Arrieta's strong game against the Marlins.
Arrieta: 'I'm really close' to where I need to be
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta discusses his strong outing after the Cubs took down the Marlins.
‘We can’t expect outside help to get us out of this rut’
Jed Hoyer and Joe Maddon talk about how the Cubs will respond to mid-season struggles, and what they need to do to get out of their rut.
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PGL: Cubs roll past Marlins
The Cubs Postgame Live crew reacts to the team's 11-1 win over the Marlins on Thursday night.
Did Cubs start tailpsin with Schwarber as leadoff?
Kyle Schwarber has certainly faced his fair share of stuggles in the 2017 campaign, but can they be traced back to something as simple as hitting lead off?
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STL: Cubs send Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Kyle Schwarber being optioned to Triple-A by the Cubs.
How Cubs reached breaking point with Schwarber
Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon and Jed Hoyer weigh in on their reasoning and Kyle Schwarber's future after sending the Cubs slugger to Triple-A.
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Zagunis: I'm just trying to 'go about my business'
New Cubs outfielder Mark Zagunis discusses being called up to the Major Leagues.
Podcast: Reacting to Schwarber's demotion
The CubsTalk Podcast reacts to Kyle Schwarber's demotion to the minor leagues while Mike Montgomery chats about his evolution as a key member of the pitching staff.
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Inside the Numbers: Schwarber's struggle
The struggle is real for America's Large Adult Son.
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Instant reaction to Cubs sending Schwarber to minors
The CubsTalk Podcast crew of Tony Andracki, Scott Changnon and Jeff Nelson react in real time to the demotion of Kyle Schwarber.
Cubs sending Schwarber to minor leagues
The Cubs are shaking up their roster, sending Kyle Schwarber to the minors and placing Jason Heyward on the disabled list.
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Cubs-Marlins Thursday on CSN+
The Cubs take on the Marlins, and you can catch all the action on CSN+ and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
SportsTalk Live: Cubs offense struggles vs. Padres in finale
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the Cubs' offensive struggles against the Padres in their series finale.
Cubs sign first-round pick Little to deal
In their never-ending arms race, the Cubs have agreed to a $2.2 million bonus with first-round pick Brendon Little, part of a wave of signings that should be finalized soon.
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Cubs won’t look outside for leadoff hitter
The idea of a leadoff hitter is an endangered species, a rare commodity like the top-of-the-rotation starter the Cubs will prioritize at the deadline.
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Butler: 'We gotta go out there and be stronger than that'
Eddie Butler reacts to the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday afternoon.
Russell: 'I just want to get back to baseball'
Addison Russell said that he's just ready to get back to baseball.
Happ: 'I feel like the at-bats are getting better'
Ian Happ, who hit another homer on Wednesday, says he feels like his at-bats are getting better.
Maddon on Cubs loss to Padres: 'Could not mount an attack'
Manager Joe Maddon talks about the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Maddon's on 2017 Cubs: 'I'm enjoying it in a perverse way'
It's been an up-and-down season for the 36-35 Cubs, but manager Joe Maddon likes the challenge that's been presented to his club.
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Russell’s wife files for divorce, declines to meet with MLB investigators
Addison Russell’s estranged wife has filed for divorce and declined to meet with MLB officials as part of the probe into an abuse allegation made against the Cubs shortstop.
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In The Loop: Kid gets bat taken away from him, gets a ball
A kid at the Cubs game had a bat in the stands, but had to give it up. He was given a ball as a replacement.
In The Loop: MLB won't discipline Rizzo over play at plate
Major League Baseball won't discipline Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo for his home-plate collision on Monday night.
Javier Baez on initial nerves over ESPN Body Issue
Cubs infielder Javier Baez talks about his ESPN The Magazine Body Issue cover and the initial nerves he had at the photo shoot.
Rizzo: 'Teammates are starting to get a little tired of it'
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about his continued success as the team's leadoff man after hitting another leadoff homer in a 4-0 win on Tuesday.
Maddon: 'Played hard, played well, pitched really well'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts following the team's 4-0 win over the Padrers on Tuesday night.
Montgomery: 'Great feeling all around' after blanking Padres
Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery reacts following the team's 4-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday night.
Cubs' deadline target: pitching
The Cubs' rotation needs new blood, meaning starting pitching will be priority No. 1 at the trade deadline for Jed Hoyer and the front office.
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Rizzo continues to be greatest leadoff hitter ever
Anthony Rizzo smacked a leadoff homer, his third in the last seven games, to start the Cubs' 4-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday night.
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PGL: Rizzo socks another leadoff homer as Cubs blank Padres
CSN's David Kaplan and David DeJesus react following the Cubs' 4-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday night.
Rizzo: 'I'm talking a lot of smack' about my first at-bats
Anthony Rizzo talks with Kelly Crull after a 4-0 win against the Padres.
Heyward could be next to hit DL
Jason Heyward could soon join Ben Zobrist and Kyle Hendricks on the disabled list as the injuries continue to pile up for the Cubs.
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SportsTalk Live: Was Rizzo's slide dirty?
Was Anthony Rizzo's slide against the Padres dirty? The SportsTalk Live panel debates.
In The Loop: Rizzo's leadoff numbers continue to pile up
Anthony Rizzo has put up big numbers from the leadoff spot, especially in the first at-bat of the game.
In The Loop: Hoyer calls pitching a priority for Cubs
Kelly Crull reports on Cubs GM Jed Hoyer talking about the state of the organization after the draft.
The List: Best Chicago baseball collisions
After Anthony Rizzo's big collision at home plate on Monday, In The Loop gives a list of some of the best collisions in Chicago baseball history.
Padres don't aim retaliation at Rizzo
Major League Baseball decided not to discipline Anthony Rizzo despite ruling his home-plate collision with Austin hedges an illegal play.
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Schwarber: 'I felt like I've been doing some good work'
Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber talks about his struggles at the plate ahead of Tuesday's game against the Padres.
Rizzo explains home-plate collision from Monday night
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about the home-plate collision with Padres catcher Austin hedges in Monday night's game.
Maddon: 'We've been missing spots in some crucial moments'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his starting pitchers and how they can bounce back.
Green, Maddon have different views on home plate collisions
Padres manager Andy Green and Cubs manager Joe Maddon have different views on home plate collisions.
Report: MLB rules Rizzo's slide illegal
Major League Baseball has reportedly found Anthony Rizzo in violation of the rule for his slide at home plate Monday.
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Javy Baez is all kinds of naked in the new ESPN Body Issue
Javy Baez is the latest member of the Cubs shedding clothes for the ESPN Body Issue.
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Cubs prospect goes full "Natural"
Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez went full Roy Hobbs from "The Natural" by smashing a homer into the lights.
The Padres actually have a point with Anthony Rizzo's controversial slide
The Padres took exception to Anthony Rizzo's collision at home plate Monday night and they actually have a very valid argument.
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Padres manager accuses Rizzo of 'cheap shot'
Padres manager Andy Green called Anthony Rizzo's home-plate collision a cheap shot after Austin Hedges left the game with an injury.
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'It's game on'
Anthony Rizzo didn't think his home-plate collision with Austin Hedges was dirty — but Padres manager Andy Green called it a "cheap shot."
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PGL: Comparing leadoff success of Rizzo, DeJesus
Cubs Postgame Live takes a look at Anthony Rizzo's leadoff numbers compared to those of David DeJesus.
PGL: Cubs come back to beat Padres
CSN's David Kaplan and David DeJesus talk about the Cubs' comeback win over the Padrers on Monday night.
Lester: 'Any time we win, it doesn't matter how it looks'
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester reacts following the team's 3-2 win over the Padres on Monday night.
Rizzo: 'I by no means think that's a dirty play at all'
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about a home-plate collision in the team's 3-2 win over the Padres on Monday.
What Cubs would have to give up in Eloy Jimenez
Eloy Jimenez is producing, displaying light-tower power and earning Kris Bryant comparisons. That's what the Cubs would have to give up in a trade-deadline deal.
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Maddon: Contreras 'playing at a very high level right now'
Joe Maddon discusses Anthony Rizzo's leadoff hitting and Willson Contreras's strong performance after a 3-2 win over the Padres.
On the Diamond: Willson Contreras blasts Cubs to win
Kelly Crull caught up with catcher Willson Contreras after the Cubs came back to beat the Padres, 3-2.
Comeback Cubs
The Cubs came back with a pair of runs in the seventh, including a clutch Willson Contreras homer, to beat the visiting Padres on Monday night.
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Preview: Cubs take on the Padres on CSN
The Cubs take on the San Diego Padres Tuesday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
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Cast of 'Hamilton' sings Seventh Inning Stretch at Wrigley
The cast of "Hamilton" sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the Cubs' game against the Padres on Monday night at Wrigley Field.
Charlie the Puppy visits vets at Lovell Health Care Center
Charlie, the Today Show puppy, visits with veterans at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago.
Cubs prospect Jimenez launches ball into orbit
Chicago Cubs number 1 prospect Eloy Jiminez takes a few swings at a minor league homerun derby. 
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Zobrist sets target date for return to Cubs
Ben Zobrist said he hopes to return to the Cubs' lineup as early as the end of this week after getting an MRI on his injured wrist.
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ITL: The Today Show dog Charlie entertains veterans
Charlie, the Today Show dog, has had quite the day in Chicago. He entertained veterans, stopped at CSN and headed to the Cubs game.
Rizzo 'having fun with' leading off games
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about batting at the top of the Cubs' lineup ahead of Monday night's game against the Padres.
Rizzo: 'Teams go through stretches of weird scheduling'
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman Kris Bryant talk about the team's road-heavy stretch of the schedule.
Rizzo: 'I think we just stay with the process'
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, shortstop Addison Russell and third baseman Kris Bryant talk about the team's lack of consistency ahead of Monday night's game against the Padres.
Zobrist: 'I've been not swinging at all the last few days'
Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist provides an update on his injured wrist ahead of Monday's game against the Padres.
MLB Power Rankings: Crazy week leads to shake-up
A crazy week of MLB action led to a major shake-up atop the power rankings while the Cubs and White Sox are on the cusp of soaring up the list.
Why Arrieta's been off this year
Jake Arrieta is never one to make excuses, but he attempted to explain why he hasn't been himself in 2017.
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Jason Heyward's hand injury may make you throw up your lunch
Don't look at this photo of Jason Heyward's hand if you're squeamish.
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The State of Bryzzo
As the Cubs return home for a three-game series, let's sum up Bryzzo's road trip.
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3M Playing it Safe: Rizzo on fire in leadoff spot
Looking at how dominant Anthony Rizzo has been since taking over the Cubs leadoff spot.
In The Loop: How long should Anthony Rizzo bat leadoff?
CSN's David Kaplan and David DeJesus discuss how long Joe Maddon should keep Anthony Rizzo in the Cubs' leadoff spot for.
Cubs fan welcomes Waveland into world on Father's Day
It will be hard to top Father's Day for this Cubs fan, who welcomed his daughter into the world Sunday and gave her a unique name.
Wake-up Call: Leadoff Rizzo strikes again; Shields' return spoiled; Who did Hawks protect?
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, Anthony Rizzo lifted the Cubs past the Pirates, James Shields' return was spoiled, and the Blackhawks released their expansion draft lists.
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Wake-up Call: Rizzo strikes again; Shields' return spoiled
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, Anthony Rizzo lifted the Cubs past the Pirates, James Shields' return was spoiled, and the Blackhawks released their expansion draft lists.
Preview: Cubs return home to battle Padres on CSN
The Cubs take on the San Diego Padres Monday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
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Cubs fan becomes dad on Father's Day, picks unique name for daughter
It will be hard to top Father's Day for this Cubs fan, who welcomed his daughter into the world Sunday and gave her a unique name.
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In The Loop: List of best father-son combos in sports
We break down the best father-son combos in sports in honor of Father's Day.
Honda Road Ahead: Cubs looking for revenge against Padres
David Kaplan and David DeJesus discuss the Cubs' upcoming schedule against the Padres at Wrigley Field and in Miami against the Marlins.
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Rizzo on leadoff role: 'It's crazy, it's weird, it's funny'
Anthony Rizzo talks about his new leadoff role with the Cubs, and his perfect on-base percentage in his first at-bats to start a game since moving there.
Honda Road Ahead: Cubs looking for revenge vs. Padres
David Kaplan and David DeJesus discuss the Cubs' upcoming schedule against the Padres at Wrigley Field and in Miami against the Marlins.
PGL: Cubs beat Pirates in rubber match
The Cubs Postgame Live crew breaks down the team's 7-1 win over the Pirates on Sunday afternoon.
Leadoff Rizzo strikes again
Anthony Rizzo had another huge day as the Cubs' leadoff man, going 3-for-5 with a homer in the team's 7-1 victory in Pittsburgh.
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Maddon: 'I want to be more proactive with resting guys'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about resting some regulars in Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Arrieta struggles with command as Cubs fall to Pirates
Jake Arrieta hit his fifth career homer but struggled with his command late as the Cubs fell to the Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night.
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Preview: Cubs wrap up road trip against Pirates on CSN
The Cubs take on the Pirates, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
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Pop quiz: Put your Cubs and White Sox knowledge to the test
Pop quiz time! How well do you actually know the Cubs and White Sox? Put your knowledge to the test here.
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Wake-up Call: Quintana gets runs; Maddon tossed, Cubs bats erupt
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, the White Sox showered Jose Quintana with run support while Joe Maddon was ejected in the Cubs' win over Pittsburgh.
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Cubs erupt in ninth, rally to beat Pirates
The Cubs erupted for six runs in the ninth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 in Friday's series opener.
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In The Loop: David Kaplan offers up some good/bad dad jokes
David Kaplan offers up some classic dad jokes that will either have you laughing or rolling your eyes.
Bosio breaks down what’s going on with Arrieta
What's been the problem with Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta in 2017? Pitching coach Chris Bosio traces Arrieta's issues back to spring training. 
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Cubs place Ben Zobrist on DL, will undergo MRI
The Cubs placed Ben Zobrist on the 10-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation and recalled Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Iowa.
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STL: Who should bat leadoff for the Cubs?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about whether Anthony Rizzo should keep his spot in the leadoff position, and whether the Cubs can still win a title.
STL: Is health or pitching more important for the Cubs?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether health or pitching is more important for the struggling Cubs right now.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: How soon will Theo and Jed bolster Cubs rotation?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses how soon Theo and Jed will bolster the Cubs' beleaguered rotation as their struggles continue.
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CubsTalk Podcast: What if the turnaround never happens?
On the latest CubsTalk Podcast, the crew analyzes the Cubs lineup, whether Anthony Rizzo should remain in the leadoff spot and Ben Zobrist's immediate future.
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Can Cubs take advantage of upcoming soft schedule?
In the latest Cubs Road Ahead, Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki preview a very friendly schedule ahead and break down all the lineup tinkering.
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Predicting the nicknames Cubs players will wear on new MLB jerseys
Giving every player on the Cubs roster nicknames they did not ask for.
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Rizzo accomplished something Rickey Henderson never did
Anthony Rizzo now has proof that he may actually be the greatest leadoff hitter ever.
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Road Ahead: Can Cubs take advantage of soft schedule?
Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki break down the Cubs' soft schedule coming up and question if *this* is finally the time the Cubs get rolling and go on a long winning streak.
How it all sped up on Kyle Schwarber
The expectations surrounding Kyle Schwarber have been gigantic, but he's still more than a month away from playing in his 162nd game.
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Wake-up Call: Rizzo leadoff success; Sox draft gets rave reviews; Wade back with Bulls?
The Cubs and White Sox both lost and Dwyane Wade remains uncertain about his future with the Bulls.
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Wake-up Call: Cubs, White Sox both lose
The Cubs and White Sox both had early leads disappear in losses on Wednesday.
'We have to prove it on the field'
The Cubs are in survival mode now. How will everything start clicking when they don’t know what they’re going to get from one night to the next?
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Maddon: 'We had control of that game and gave it up'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts following the team's 9-4 loss to the Mets on Wednesday night.
Rizzo: 'It's what it is until we take off'
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo reacts following the team's 9-4 loss to the Mets on Wednesday night.
Montgomery: 'I thought I threw the ball well'
Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery reacts following the team's 9-4 loss to the Mets on Wednesday night.
'The greatest leadoff hitter of all-time'
Anthony Rizzo smacked his second straight leadoff homer Wednesday, then claimed he's the greatest leadoff hitter of all-time.
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Rizzo jokes: 'I'm the greatest leadoff hitter of all-time'
Anthony Rizzo jokes that he's baseball's best leadoff hitter ever after hitting a second straight leadoff homer Wednesday against the Mets.
Cubs believe in son of Charleston shooting victim
The Cubs believe that Chris Singleton, drafted by the team Wednesday, will not be completely defined by the fact that his mother was a victim of the mass shooting in Charleston.
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Cubs done in by disastrous eighth
The Cubs hit three home runs off Matt Harvey on Wednesday, but the Mets scored five runs in the eighth as the Cubs lost in New York.
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PGL: Trainwreck eighth inning dooms Cubs
The Cubs held a 4-1 lead in New York on Wednesday, but a brutal eighth inning left them with another loss.
STL Podcast: Is Rizzo the Cubs' new everyday lead off man?
Patrick Finley (Sun-Times) and US 99’s Stylz and Roman join David Kaplan in this episode of SportsTalk Live.
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STL: Will Anthony Rizzo stay Cubs' leadoff man?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether Anthony Rizzo will remain the team's leadoff hitter.
STL: What does Anthony Rizzo bring to the Cubs?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses what Anthony Rizzo brings to the Cubs' lineup.
STL: Do Cubs need more pitching or more hitting?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether the Cubs should prioritize adding more pitching or more hitting to the roster.
Cubs weighing the idea of shutting down Zobrist
Ben Zobrist is still bothered by his left wrist, forcing the Cubs to decide whether they will place him on the disabled list or not. 
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Watch: 'Anthony loves batting leadoff!'
Back in the leadoff spot, Anthony Rizzo smoked the first pitch he saw from Matt Harvey for a solo homer, his second leadoff home run in as many days.
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The Cubs just drafted an outfielder whose mom was killed in Charleston shooting
On the third day of the MLB Draft, the Cubs generated a feel-good story by selecting Chris Singleton of Charleston Southern.
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Do Cubs still need a stereotypical leadoff man?
Anthony Rizzo's leadoff debut was a smashing success, but are the Cubs still in need of a more orthodox leadoff man?
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Cubs 2017 MLB Draft Tracker: Day 3
Recapping the Cubs' final 30 rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft which included adding to their army of arms.
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Chicago baseball history
Tuesday was a special night for Chicago baseball as the Cubs and White Sox accomplished something they hadn't done since 2008.
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Rizzo: 'Let's go on a run now, that'd be great'
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and pitcher Jon Lester react following the team's 14-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night in New York.
Joe Maddon on new leadoff man: 'Nice start by Rizz'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts following the team's 14-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night in New York.
Why Cubs have to target pitching at deadline
Jon Lester and the Cubs' bats provided a Tuesday boost, but the team's No. 1 deadline priority remains starting pitching.
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'We've hit since we came out of the womb'
Anthony Rizzo lobbied Joe Maddon for leadoff duties, and he crushed a homer to jumpstart the Cubs' offense in a 14-3 mauling of the Mets.
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Watch: Rizzo leads off with a homer
Anthony Rizzo batted leadoff for the Cubs on Tuesday and answered with a great performance that started with a home run and kept getting better.
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Iconic part of Cubs' World Series run is for sale
To get their hands on the greenest part of the Cubs' run to their World Series title since 1908, some Cubs fans are going to have to fork over some serious, well, green.
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Another setback for Kyle Hendricks
What was supposed to be a minor injury and a quick return has become a bigger problem for Kyle Hendricks and a Cubs rotation built on faulty projections.
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Maddon, RIzzo discuss No. 44 leading off tonight in NYC
Joe Maddon and Anthony Rizzo discuss the reasoning behind having Rizzo bat leadoff tonight against the Mets.
2017 MLB Draft Tracker
On the second day of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Cubs added a few more pitchers into the mix before taking a position player.
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Maddon on 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Joe Maddon gave his take on what TV shows he's watching lately, including Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."
Lackey on pace to make the wrong kind of history
John Lackey gave up three homers Monday night, which puts him on pace to give up an alarming number of longballs.
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The link between the Cubs and 'The Handmaid's Tale' proves it really is a small world
The Cubs and Elisabeth Moss are big fans of each other. 
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Anthony Rizzo: New Cubs leadoff hitter?
As the Cubs try to figure out how to gain some stability at the leadoff spot, could Anthony Rizzo be the answer atop the order?
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Wake-up Call: Mets rough up Lackey; Avi's All-Star surge
Here are the top Chicago sports stories from a busy Tuesday:  Cubs already running out of buttons to push with this team: 'These are our guys' [1] Avisail Garcia furthers his All-Star case as White Sox...
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Cubs take on the pitching risk
The Cubs shifted from their recent strategy to take risks on college arms in the first round of the MLB Draft on Monday night.
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In The Loop: Cubs not playing like the champs
The Cubs aren't playing like their World Series champion selves, with things getting worse after Monday night's loss.
Cubs' second-round pick threw perfect game
Cory Abbott, a right-handed pitcher out of Loyola Marymount and the Cubs' second-round pick in the MLB Draft, tossed a perfect game this season, the first in his college program's history.
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Running out of buttons to press
The Cubs' struggles continued, John Lackey roughed up in Queens and leaving folks wondering if the Cubs have played all their cards.
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Lackey: 'Need to do better job of keeping ball in the yard'
Cubs pitcher John Lackey and shortstop Addison Russell react following the team's 6-1 loss to the Mets on Monday in New York.
Maddon: 'We've got to start beating some better pitchers'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts following the team's 6-1 loss to the Mets on Monday night in New York.
Cubs take LSU's Lange in MLB Draft
The Cubs selected a second pitcher in the first round of the MLB Draft on Monday, adding LSU's Alex Lange with the No. 30 pick.
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PGL: John Lackey roughed up in Cubs' loss to Mets
The guys talk about John Lackey's rough outing Monday night and what the Cubs should do about their pitching staff going forward.
Cubs take pitcher Brendon Little at No. 27
The Cubs spent the No. 27 pick in the MLB Draft on left-handed pitcher Brendon Little out of the State College of Florida.
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Cubs downplay issues with Arrieta's thumb
A cut on Jake Arrieta's thumb is the latest thing the former Cy Young winner has to deal with this season, but the Cubs aren't worried about it.
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STL: Should Cubs fans be worried?
The Sportstalk Live crew talks about the Cubs struggles despite their recent win over the Rockies, the Bulls offseason, pressure on the Warriors to win, and the Penguins' back-to-back championships versus th
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Maddon on Arrieta's cut finger: 'It's obviously a nuisance'
Joe Maddon gives an update on Jake Arrieta's cut finger. The Cubs starter was hurt in a game against the Rockies on Sunday.
MLB Power Rankings: Cubs coaster rolls on
The up-and-down seasons continue for the reigning league champs (Cubs and Indians) and in the mean time, a new crop of powerhouse teams are emerging.
Is Jon Jay the answer to the Cubs' leadoff woes?
With the Cubs struggling to score runs consistently, can Jon Jay be the answer in the leadoff spot?
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MLB All-Star voting shows what a difference a year makes for Cubs
The latest National League All-Star voting results are out and the Cubs are not well represented by last year's standards.
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Starlin Castro is fulfilling his potential as a star in New York
Don't look now, but former Cub Starlin Castro has become a bonafide star with the New York Yankees.
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Beer Money: Season 4, Episode 6
Watch the latest episode of Beer Money right here!
Wake-up Call: Cubs bats come alive; Hawks to make moves?
Check out the top storylines in the Chicago sports world with today's Wake-up Call!!
3M Playing it Safe: Cubs bullpen cruising
Looking at how the Cubs' dominant bullpen stacks up against the rest of the National League.
Setting the tone with a 'throwback' approach
Anthony Rizzo has developed an offensive approach that is in direct conflict with the way the game of baseball has changed...and the Cubs are benfiting from it.
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A look back at the Cubs' recent MLB Draft history
The Cubs have hit on each of their last five first-round picks. Here's a look back at that, and what some remember from draft day.
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A look back at the Cubs recent MLB Draft history
We take a look back at some of the Cubs' best draft picks from the past few years as the team gets ready to draft their next crop of young stars.
Cubs-Mets Monday on CSN
The Cubs-Mets series starts with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. on CSN or live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
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Maddon explains thought process on pitching moves
Joe Maddon discusses the job his relief pitchers did in Sunday's victory over the Rockies.
Russell: Cubs need to carry Sunday's momentum to the road
Addison Russell discusses how the Cubs were able to pick up a key victory on Sunday and carry that momentum on the road.
Schwarber: 'This was a good win' Sunday vs. Rockies
Hear from Kyle Schwarber following the Cubs' 7-5 victory that snapped a four-game losing streak.
Arrieta: Our offense came out big for us
Jake Arrieta discusses his no-decision start in the Cubs' win over the Rockies on Sunday, noting a cut on his finger affected how he performed.
Wake-up Call: Cubs break out the bats; Quintana loses again; Who's leaving the Blackhawks?
Check out the top storylines in the Chicago sports world with today's Wake-up Call!
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Cubs break out the bats
The Cubs got four homers - including two from Addison Russell and Kyle Schwarber - to snap a four-game losing streak in a 7-5 victory over the Rockies.
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'Anger is not a solution'
Joe Maddon knows everybody is frustrated with the Cubs' recent offensive woes, but he refuses to get frustrated or angry.
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Wake-up Call: Cubs' slide continues; Sox bullpen holds it down; Fire burnin' it up at Toyota Park
Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Saturday:  Cubs' bats continue to stay silent against Rockies as losing streak hits four [1] White Sox bullpen holds on in victory over Indians [2] Fire move...
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Maddon: 'We have to do a better job at the plate'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts following the team's 9-1 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Butler: 'I felt like I threw the ball pretty well'
Cubs pitcher Eddie Butler reacts following the team's 9-1 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Cubs' bats stay silent as skid continues
The Cubs' bats continued to stay silent against the Rockies, as the North Siders dropped their fourth straight game at Wrigley Field.
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