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  • Lester sharp in Cubs debut

    Jon Lester struck out three of the first four batters he faced, then served up a broken-bat single before getting Kristopher Negron to ground into an inning-ending double play. He finished with two scoreless innings. More »

  • Key arms impress for Cubs in front of record crowd

    Jon Lester, who will start Opening Night April 5 for the Cubs, struck out three of the first four batters he faced, but Brennan Boesch hit a three-run homer to lead the Reds to a 5-2 victory over the Cubs Friday in front of 15,331 at Sloan Park, the biggest crowd ever for a Spring Training game in either the Cactus League or Grapefruit League. More »

  • Cubs set Spring Training attendance record

    Friday's crowd of 15,331 at Sloan Park was a Spring Training record for both the Cactus League and Grapefruit League, topping the old mark the Cubs set last March 25 when they drew 15,276 for a game against the Angels. More »

  • Black hopes for speedy recovery for Pence

    Corey Black's first Spring Training outing was a painful one, as the 23-year-old Cubs pitcher hit Giants outfielder Hunter Pence on the left forearm with a fastball in the sixth inning Thursday. On Friday, Black said it was "an unfortunate accident," and that his heart goes out to Pence. More »

  • Olt feels hard work paying off

    Mike Olt's two-run homer on Thursday was a good sign that all the work the Cubs' third baseman is doing is paying off. "It's one of the best at-bats I've had in a while," Olt said off the homer off Barry Zito. More »

  • Coke undergoes physical in Cubs camp

    Phil Coke arrived in Cubs camp Friday, and the left-handed reliever underwent a physical. If he passes all the tests, he will officially sign with the team. More »

  • Schwarber's slam highlights Cubs' offense vs. Giants

    Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs' first-round pick in the 2014 Draft, provided the bulk of the offense in Thursday's 8-6 loss to the Giants and showed everyone why he's a top prospect with a grand slam to right field in the second. More »

  • Olt flexes muscle as Wood turns in solid debut

    Manager Joe Maddon's Cubs debut ended in a tie. The Cubs and Athletics played to a 2-2 tie Thursday in a split-squad game at Sloan Park in the manager's first game at the helm. More »

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