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4/22/2014 | Strop denies intent behind pitch near Montero

Cubs right-hander Pedro Strop said there was no intent in his ninth-inning pitch that wound up behind D-backs catcher Miguel Montero.

4/22/2014 | Epstein continues to prepare for upcoming Draft

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein spent Tuesday watching Class A Kane County, but also reviewing video of some of the potential top picks in the upcoming First-Year Player Draft, June 5-7.

4/22/2014 | Arrieta to likely make one more rehab start in Minors

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta will likely make one more Minor League rehab start before he's ready to join the big league team.

4/22/2014 | Cubs set to celebrate Wrigley's 100th anniversary

Jeff Samardzija will make the start as the Cubs celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon. The D-backs will try to spoil the festivities behind Wade Miley.

4/22/2014 | Olt's homer, Hammel's strong start lift Cubs

Mike Olt belted a three-run homer and Nate Schierholtz drove in two runs to back Jason Hammel and lift the Cubs to a 9-2 victory Tuesday over the D-backs. It's the first time the Cubs have won two games in a row since Sept. 9-10 last year against the Reds.

4/22/2014 | Wrigley always special for Selig

Everybody remembers their first game at a Major League park, right? MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is no different.

4/22/2014 | Relief prospect Vizcaino earns first save in Minors

After missing the last two seasons due to two arm surgeries, right-hander Arodys Vizcaino has started the season strong. Now a reliever, the Cubs' No. 8 prospect earned his first career save Monday as Class A Advanced Daytona defeated Clearwater 6-5 in 11 innings.

4/21/2014 | Renteria making sure to keep Starlin engaged

Cubs manager Rick Renteria says he and his staff are very talkative, and one of the players they are constantly engaging with is shortstop Starlin Castro.

4/21/2014 | Tickets on sale for 'Cook-Off for Cancer' fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for Anthony Rizzo's second "Cook-Off for Cancer" fundraiser to be held May 16, 6-10 p.m. CT, at Revel Downtown, 440 W. Randolph, in Chicago.

4/21/2014 | Arrieta closing in on return to Cubs' rotation

As of now, Carlos Villanueva stays in the Cubs' rotation, but Jake Arrieta is getting close to returning to the big league team.

4/21/2014 | Hammel, McCarthy hoping offenses can come up big

After Travis Wood took care of the D-backs on Monday, the Cubs will look to right-hander Jason Hammel on Tuesday as Chicago tries to build momentum. Arizona will send out Brandon McCarthy, who is looking for his first win of the season.

4/21/2014 | Wood does it all in victory over D-backs

The Cubs have had a tough time scoring lately, so pitcher Travis Wood took matters into his own hands. Wood belted a three-run homer, hit an RBI double, and struck out nine over seven innings to lead the Cubs to a 5-1 victory Monday night over the D-backs.

4/20/2014 | D-backs, Cubs both looking for a boost as series opens

The D-backs and Cubs open a four-game series Monday night at Wrigley Field, with both teams struggling with pitching and offense.

4/20/2014 | Cubs fall short in attempt to win first series of season

Carlos Villanueva took the 8-2 loss to the Reds on Sunday at Wrigley Field, throwing a season-high 103 pitches over 4 2/3 innings. But he struck out seven, one shy of his personal high of eight set last April 28 against the Marlins.

4/20/2014 | Bonifacio called out on overturned call at second

Reds manager Bryan Price won his second challenge in three tries in the third inning of Sunday's series finale with the Cubs, when Emilio Bonifacio was ultimately called out at second.

4/20/2014 | Rizzo in lineup, feels fine after back spasms

Anthony Rizzo was in the Cubs' lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Reds. He was pulled from Saturday's game in the eighth inning because of the back problems, which he said started "barking" in the fifth or sixth innings.

4/20/2014 | Renteria hopes Veras can win back closer job

Jose Veras lost his job as the closer on April 12, and in a perfect world, manager Rick Renteria would like to see the right-hander back in that role.

4/19/2014 | Rizzo expects to play Sunday after early exit

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had to leave Saturday's game because of back spasms but did not expect to miss Sunday's series finale against the Reds.

4/19/2014 | Trio of homers power Jackson to first 'W'

Mike Olt belted a solo home run and Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo each added two-run shots to give Edwin Jackson his first win of the season and lead the Cubs to an 8-4 victory over the Reds on Saturday, snapping their losing streak at five.

4/19/2014 | Villanueva, Cubs eye first series win

On Sunday, the Cubs will send Carlos Villanueva to the mound at Wrigley Field as they eye their first series win. The Reds will counter with Homer Bailey, looking for a turnaround after a handful of rough outings.

4/19/2014 | Arrieta hopes Monday is final rehab tuneup

Jake Arrieta, slowed this spring by tightness in his right shoulder, will make another rehab start on Monday for Class A Daytona, and he hopes that is his last tuneup before he's ready to rejoin the Cubs.

4/19/2014 | Cubs to celebrate Jackie with photography exhibit

The Cubs will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Monday at Wrigley Field. The team is partnering with Ebony Magazine, which is making available vintage photographs of Robinson and other African American baseball legends.

4/18/2014 | Hamilton, Bonifacio take the lead in Reds-Cubs clash

The Reds' and Cubs' respective leadoff men, Billy Hamilton and Emilio Bonifacio, will square off again on Saturday in the second game of the series, and it will be interesting to see who creates the most problems as Tony Cingrani and Edwin Jackson take the mound for their teams.

4/18/2014 | Despite breakthrough, Cubs drop fifth straight

Jeff Samardzija notched his fourth quality start in the Reds' 4-1 victory Friday over the Cubs, who lost their fifth straight but finally tallied a run after 24 scoreless innings.

4/18/2014 | Renteria wants Cubs to 'stay relaxed' on offense

Entering Friday's game against the Reds, the Cubs ranked 14th in the National League in runs scored, and had been held scoreless in their last 18 innings. What's manager Rick Renteria to do?

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