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  1. Anthony Rizzo wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

    Sep 18, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Rizzo won the award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.

  2. Anthony Rizzo rejoined the Cubs with a walk-off homer

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    And a pretty great home run call by always underrated Cubs announcer Len Kasper (as long as you’re not a Reds fan).

  3. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  4. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 16, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT

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    The Angels clinch a playoff spot. The Nats and Orioles pull to within one game of clinching their divisions.

  5. Anthony Rizzo rejoins the Cubs’ lineup after back injury

    Sep 15, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Rizzo was having a breakout season before the injury, hitting .278 with 30 homers and an .889 OPS in 129 games at age 24.

  6. Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award finalists announced

    Sep 15, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

    Marvin Miller

    Six finalists — one from each division — were named today and will now be subject for a player vote to determine the winner.

  7. Anthony Rizzo on track to return to the Cubs’ lineup on Monday

    Sep 13, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Anthony Rizzo has made progress from his lower back injury and is on track to rejoin the Cubs’ lineup on Monday.

  8. Cubs will be in position to make a splash with Jon Lester

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation piece in the rebuild at Clark and Addison.

  9. Anthony Rizzo’s MRI reveals a back strain

    Sep 2, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

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    If it weren’t for expanded rosters for September, he’d probably be on the DL.

  10. Video: Anthony Rizzo slugs his 30th home run

    Aug 26, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo reaches 30 home runs for the first time in his young career with this moonshot to the right-center field seats at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park …

  11. Andrew Cashner tosses five innings in rehab start

    Aug 19, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Andrew Cashner

    Before being shut down Cashner had a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts.

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals

    The Nats win the close ones. They win the not-so-close ones. They win the tame ones. And last night, they won a wild one.

  13. History and nostalgia make Wrigley the No. 1 MLB ballpark

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

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    There are so many great ballparks in baseball right now, but Wrigley more than any of them – more even than Fenway Park, I think, though that’s a great debate – is the one that clings hardest to the past.

  14. It’s Baez-mania at Wrigley Field today

    Aug 8, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

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    The Cubs’ young slugger makes his home debut

  15. When will the Cubs call up Kris Bryant to join Javier Baez?

    Aug 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Yes, Theo Epstein sees the light at the end of the tunnel, but that doesn’t mean the prospects are getting an E-Z Pass to the big leagues.

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Marlins celebration

    A three run lead and Rafael Soriano on the hill usually leads to an un-tuck fest. Not last night it didn’t.

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

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    The Rays stay hot, the Yankees get an assist from Mother Nature and Mike Moustakas showed us how to jar a bar loose from the catcher’s mitt without breaking the home plate collision rules.

  18. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Bow and Arrow

    You never shoot your arrows . . . when you’re sitting at the table. There’ll be time enough for shootin’ . . . when the game is done.

  20. Video: Anthony Rizzo falls into the camera well to make a catch, rule 7.04(c) invoked

    Jul 20, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Anthony Rizzo made a great catch on Sunday, and also allowed us to brush up on rule 7.04(c).

  21. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Tombstone

    This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.

  22. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  23. Starlin Castro stays humble: “Nobody’s better than baseball”

    Jul 14, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Starlin Castro stands at his locker and takes the heat when things go wrong. He never asks for days off. He won’t let the money or the trade rumors change him.

  24. Brandon Phillips needs surgery for a torn thumb ligament

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    Cincinnati’s injury woes keep getting worse, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will be “out a while” with a ligament issue and possible tear in his left thumb.

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