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  • Arrieta dominates 2 years after joining Cubs

    Two years ago to the day, Jake Arrieta left Baltimore a disappointing talent, a thinly bearded prospect that never panned out. There was potential in his formidable frame and rocket right arm -- he just couldn't command it, to ugly results. So when Chicago acquired him and Pedro Strop for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger, Arrieta was excited about the change of scenery. More »

  • Homers back Arrieta as Cubs sweep Mets

    The Cubs continued to dominate the Mets by finishing off a season sweep -- and their ninth consecutive win against the Queens club -- with a 6-1 win Thursday at Citi Field. The seven total runs were more than in the series' first two games combined. More »

  • Castro's hustle aids Cubs again in victory

    Joe Maddon may seem like a laissez faire manager, thanks to his outgoing persona and penchant for clubhouse gimmicks. But the Cubs' quirky manager has one hard and fast rule, and it's stamped on the lineup card every day, including Chicago's 6-1 win over the Mets on Thursday. More »

  • Cubs' sweep of Mets a big step forward

    If a veteran team with plenty of postseason experience hits a little skid, it doesn't trigger many alarms. When it happens to a young team trying to form its identity and prove its chops, it's more often viewed as an ominous sign. More »

  • Hammel aims for another dominant start vs. Marlins

    The beginning of the holiday weekend in Chicago won't bring fireworks. Instead, the Cubs will kick off the celebration with a Friday afternoon game at Wrigley Field as they host the Marlins at 1:20 CT. The game signals the start of a 10-game homestand for the Cubs that will take them into the All-Star break, and a quick five-game road trip for the Marlins that also sends them to Boston. More »

  • Wada glad to see Mashi again at Citi Field

    Injured Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada knew the name growing up, heard the stories and then followed in his footsteps. That's why it was a thrill for Wada to see Masanori Murakami again at Citi Field on Thursday before Chicago completed its three-game series with the Mets. More »

  • Cubs reach deals with 5 of top 30 int'l prospects

    According to industry sources, the Cubs have agreed to terms with shortstop Yonathan Perlaza, ranked No. 13 on's Top 30 International Prospects list, for $1.3 million, outfielder Yonathan Sierra Estiwal, ranked No. 16, for $2.5 million, shortstop Aramis Ademan, ranked No. 19, for $2 million, Panamanian catcher Miguel Amaya, ranked No. 25, for a deal worth $1.25 million and third baseman Christopher Martinez, ranked No. 28, for $1 million. More »

  • Cubs outlast Mets, break through for win in 11

    It took 11 innings, multiple scoring chances (and nearly as many mistakes) before someone finally crossed home plate. That someone wound up being the Cubs, who waited until the 11th inning of their 2-0 win over the Mets on Wednesday before eking across the game's first runs. More »

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