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  1. Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber named MVP of the 2015 Futures Game

    Jul 12, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

    Kyle Schwarber

    The Cubs’ future shines a little brighter as prospect Kyle Schwarber won the MVP award for the 2015 Futures Game.

  2. Mike Olt is finally healthy, but now he’s blocked on the Cubs by Kris Bryant

    Jul 10, 2015, 1:54 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs pinch-hitter Mike Olt (20) strikes out against the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Denver. The Cubs won 6-5. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Olt fracturing his right wrist in mid-April is what led to the Cubs calling up Bryant from Triple-A.

  3. Todd Frazier is the favorite to win the Home Run Derby

    Jul 10, 2015, 11:13 AM EDT

    Todd Frazier, Josh Thole

    The home town guy is the man to beat in the eyes of the oddsmakers.

  4. Yadier Molina got ejected for arguing with an ump as a play was going on

    Jul 9, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT

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    I am not sure that this particular play comports with The Cardinal Way.

  5. Video: Jhonny Peralta hit a two-out, two-strike, go-ahead two-run homer to beat the Cubs

    Jul 8, 2015, 11:53 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta, Pete Kozma

    Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta jumped all over this Pedro Strop fastball with two strikes and two outs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night at Wrigley Field …

  6. Jason Hammel leaves start with tight left hamstring

    Jul 8, 2015, 9:32 PM EDT

    Jason Hammel

    Hammel boasts a 2.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 105/18 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 total innings this season for Chicago.

  7. Your 2015 MLB Home Run Derby participants …

    Jul 8, 2015, 6:04 PM EDT

    Great American Ball Park

    The participants in the 2015 MLB Home Run Derby are being revealed live on Sportscenter at 6 p.m. ET. We’ll list all of the names here as they come out …

  8. A-Rod would not turn the All-Star Game into a circus. It already is one.

    Jul 8, 2015, 9:14 AM EDT

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    Rodriguez not making the All-Star team is not an injustice. But his not making it is a baseball thing.

  9. There was a bad call in the Cardinals-Cubs game last night and the current replay system made it possible.

    Jul 8, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT

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    An inexcusable call that was the product of a system that prevents us from second-guessing field umps in far too many situations.

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

    Jul 8, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT

    Johnny Cueto

    Johnny Cueto could make a huge difference in the second half. Even if it isn’t for the Cincinnati Reds.

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

    Jul 7, 2015, 6:55 AM EDT

    Brian Dozier

    Not-an-All-Star Brian Dozier showed that, while his .500+ slugging percentage is apparently not worth a trip to Cincinnati, it’s worth something.

  12. Video: Jon Lester collects first MLB hit after going 0-for-66 to begin career

    Jul 6, 2015, 9:32 PM EDT

    CHICAGO, IL - JULY 06: Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated after his first career hit in the Major League against the St. Louis Cardinals during the second inning at Wrigley Field on July 6, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

    Lester was 0-for-66 (0-for-71 if you include the postseason) before collecting his first major league hit tonight.

  13. Pitchers and reserves for 2015 MLB All-Star Game announced

    Jul 6, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT

    All-Star Logo

    The starters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game were announced on Sunday, so now it’s time to learn the pitchers and reserves who have been selected to represent the American League and National League at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 14…

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

    Jul 6, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander, doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.

  15. Cubs get Jorge Soler back from ankle sprain

    Jul 5, 2015, 12:24 PM EDT

    Jorge Soler

    Soler wound up missing over a month with a sprained left ankle.

  16. Video: Kris Bryant hits a grand slam as part of a two-homer, six-RBI night

    Jul 4, 2015, 10:45 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant had a monster night at the plate on Saturday against the Marlins.

  17. Marlins option Jarred Cosart to Triple-A, will activate Michael Morse on Sunday

    Jul 4, 2015, 10:26 PM EDT

    Jarred Cosart

    Jarred Cosart had a rough outing on Saturday and will try to straighten things out at Triple-A.

  18. Cubs place David Ross on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Jul 4, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

    CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 25: David Ross #3 of the Chicago Cubs works behind the plate during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on June 25, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Dodgers defeated the Cubs 4-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    Ross, 38, is batting .189/.302/.284 over 87 plate appearances this season.

  19. Video: Anthony Rizzo slid sneakily into third base

    Jul 2, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT

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    And the ump was in perfect position to make the right call.

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

    Jul 2, 2015, 7:22 AM EDT

    Carlos Carrasco

    This is what your face looks like when you give up your first hit of the game with two outs in the ninth inning.

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

    Jul 1, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT

    Mike Montgomery

    Shutouts are rare in baseball these days. M’s rookie Mike Montgomery has two in a row.

  22. Bob Costas met with and apologized to Cubs reliever Pedro Strop

    Jun 28, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT

    Pedro Strop

    Bob Costas and Pedro Strop met on Sunday and the two are now on good terms.

  23. Cubs place Tsuyoshi Wada on the disabled list, activate Neil Ramirez

    Jun 28, 2015, 6:00 PM EDT

    Tsuyoshi Wada

    The Cubs get Neil Ramirez back, but lose Tsuyoshi Wada.

  24. Report: Dodgers, Cubs interested in Jon Niese

    Jun 28, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

    Jon Niese

    The Mets may have a couple of suitors for Jon Niese in the Cubs and Dodgers.

  25. Bob Costas plans to apologize to Pedro Strop for insensitive on-air comment

    Jun 27, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Bob Costas

    Bob Costas veered into the dark in calling Pedro Strop’s ouster from Friday’s game against the Cardinals.

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