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  1. Note to base runners: Do not run on Jorge Soler’s arm

    Sep 6, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Jorge Soler made an incredible throw to second base to retire the speedy Jose Tabata in Friday’s suspended game against the Cubs.

  2. Victor Martinez, Josh Harrison win Player of the Month honors for August

    Sep 3, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Victor Martinez continued his fantastic season with a great August showing, while Josh Harrison allowed the Pirates to weather the loss of reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen.

  3. Starlin Castro likely to miss the rest of the season

    Sep 3, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, which carries an expected recovery timetable of at least our weeks. In other words: His season is over.

  4. 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.

  5. Jorge Soler is third player in last 100 years with an extra-base hit in each of his first five games

    Sep 1, 2014, 9:11 PM EDT

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    Enos Slaughter (1933) and Will Middlebrooks (2012) are the only others.

  6. Kolten Wong exited Sunday’s game with a head injury

    Aug 31, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Kolten Wong hit his head on the ground pursuing a ball hit by Chris Valaika in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game against the Cubs. He was helped off the field, and he’ll undergo testing after the game.

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

    Aug 28, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Every fifth day I wake up in the morning and see another impressive Clayton Kershaw pitching line.

  8. Video: Jorge Soler homers in his first major league at-bat

    Aug 27, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cubs top outfield prospect Jorge Soler goes deep to left-center field in his first major league at-bat Wednesday evening at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati …

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

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

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    I don’t believe in destiny. I don’t believe in fate. I’m even pretty skeptical about momentum and the hot hand. But these Royals are testing my beliefs.

  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. Starlin Castro activated from the bereavement list

    Aug 26, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro flew home to the Dominican Republic last Wednesday following the death of his cousin and three close friends in a car wreck. He is back in the Cubs’ lineup Tuesday, having been activated from the bereavement list.

  12. Report: Cubs calling up top prospect outfielder Jorge Soler

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Another big piece of the Cubs’ future is on the way to the majors.

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

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Brian McCann

    The Yankees are, in my view anyway, unlikely to make the playoffs. Yet they refuse, Rasputin-like, to die.

  14. Report: The Braves and Cubs discussed a B.J. Upton, Edwin Jackson swap

    Aug 23, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Bob Nightengale reports that the Braves and Cubs nearly swapped beleaguered, expensive players in B.J. Upton and Edwin Jackson, but it never materialized.

  15. Jacob Turner taking Edwin Jackson’s spot in Cubs’ rotation

    Aug 23, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Jacob Turner will start on Wednesday, taking over Edwin Jackson’s spot in the Cubs’ starting rotation.

  16. Javier Baez hit the ball really far again, trails only … Mandy Brooks?

    Aug 22, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    His latest, a solo shot off Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman.

  17. Cubs place struggling Edwin Jackson on the disabled list

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    After signing a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cubs last offseason Edwin Jackson struggled last season and has now been a mess this year, giving him a combined 14-32 record and 5.47 ERA in 57 starts for Chicago.

  18. Starlin Castro excused from Cubs after death of cousin and three friends in car accident

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Wednesday night’s game against the Giants because what was called a family emergency. Now the heartbreaking details are out …

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

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    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

  22. Starlin Castro hopes to stay with the Cubs

    Aug 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    When the Cubs acquired top prospect shortstop Addison Russell from the Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel deal, many assumed that it likely signified the beginning of the end for Starlin Castro in Chicago. But Castro hopes to stick around.

  23. Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks. Spoiler alert: Wrigley Field is No. 1.

  24. 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.

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