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  • Cubs take early lead but drop opener to Mets

    The Mets rallied for a sorely needed 4-3 win over the Cubs at Citi Field on Thursday, parlaying a Javier Baez error into a go-ahead three-run rally in the seventh. Yoenis Cespedes hit the longest home run by a Mets player this season, and Steven Matz mustered 5 1/3 innings of three-run ball, pitching through a bone spur in his elbow. More »

  • Bryant's tear continues with HR in 1st off Matz

    Kris Bryant didn't waste any time on Thursday getting the Cubs on the board against the Mets in their first meeting since the National League Championship Series. Bryant belted his team-leading 22nd home run of the season on the sixth pitch of the game from the Mets' Steven Matz, driving in Ben Zobrist to take a 2-0 lead in the first. More »

  • Things unravel for Cubs in fateful seventh

    The Cubs had a chance on Thursday to eliminate some of the bad feelings from last year's National League Championship Series, but couldn't after a rough seventh inning led to a 4-3 loss. More »

  • All-Star Ballot end sets up Tuesday intrigue

    The people have spoken and the countdown is on. After 68 consecutive days of relentless fan voting to determine starting positions players for the 87th All-Star Game on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego, the largest All-Star balloting program in sports closed at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday. More »

  • Arrieta focused on starts, not All-Star Game

    Jake Arrieta was not happy to hear that the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw was placed on the disabled list because of a back injury, and on Saturday he will get a chance to pitch in front of the person who will decide who starts for the National League team in the All-Star Game. More »

  • Maddon being cautious with Heyward

    Jason Heyward did not start on Thursday for the second straight game because of some soreness on his left side, which he felt during a throw in the Cubs' last game in Miami on Sunday. Heyward grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning against the Mets and stayed in the game to play right field. He is expected to start on Friday. More »

  • Hammel to pitch at Citi Field for first time since 2011

    The Mets and Cubs will continue their National League Championship Series rematch at Citi Field on Friday, with right-handers Jacob deGrom and Jason Hammel taking the hill. More »

  • Underwood among top prospect performers Thursday

    Rhys Hoskins and Dylan Cozens were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Thursday. More »

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