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9/18/2014 | Rizzo youngest to win Branch Rickey Award

Anthony Rizzo has been named the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award. He is the youngest to receive the award. The announcement was made in Denver on Thursday.


9/18/2014 | Cubs shift affiliate from Kane County to South Bend

The Cubs announced a partnership with South Bend (Ind.) to host their Class A Midwest League affiliate, leaving Kane County after two seasons. The deal with South Bend runs through the 2018 season.


9/17/2014 | Cubs sweep Reds behind strong Hendricks

Kyle Hendricks continued to cruise at Wrigley Field and helped the Cubs complete a sweep of the Reds on Wednesday night. Hendricks scattered seven hits over seven innings as the Cubs edged the Reds, 3-1.


9/17/2014 | Arrieta looks like pitching cornerstone for Cubs

While the development of prospects like Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara has been encouraging, the emergence of the 28-year-old Jake Arrieta has been just as significant in positioning the Cubs to view themselves as a 2015 surprise team and a definite contender by '16.


9/17/2014 | Jackson excited to return against Dodgers

Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson is eager to finish the season on a positive note and said he expected to make a couple of starts before the year ends, beginning Friday against the Dodgers.


9/17/2014 | Bryant hoping his big league arrival comes soon

No. 1 prospect Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng were honored Wednesday as the Cubs' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.


9/16/2014 | Alcantara, Rizzo given time off to rest injuries

Anthony Rizzo did not start Tuesday as part of the Cubs' plan to ease him back into games while Arismendy Alcantara was sidelined with a sore right wrist injured when he crashed into the outfield wall Monday night. Alcantara's status was day to day.


9/16/2014 | Hendricks looks to seal sweep vs. struggling Reds

Kyle Hendricks will try to continue the Cubs' string of impressive starts when he squares off against rookie Daniel Corcino and the Reds in the series finale at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.


9/16/2014 | Brilliant Arrieta flirts with no-no, fans 13 Reds

The third time was nearly the charm for Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning Tuesday, only to have it broken up by Brandon Phillips with a one-out double, as the Cubs posted a 7-0 win over the Reds in front of 33,812 at Wrigley Field.


9/16/2014 | Tekulve heads home after heart transplant surgery

Former All-Star Kent Tekulve underwent heart transplant surgery on Sept. 5 and was discharged from Allegheny General Hospital on Friday.


9/16/2014 | Cubs ink extension with Iowa, sign with Myrtle Beach

The Cubs Tuesday agreed on a two-year player development contract extension with Triple-A Iowa through the 2018 season and also signed a new deal with Myrtle Beach to move their Class A team to the Carolina League after 22 years with Daytona in the Florida State League.


9/16/2014 | Rizzo's work on and off field earns Clemente nomination

Anthony Rizzo, a cancer survivor who has made it his foundation's mission to help other families battling the disease, was named the Cubs' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevrolet. Major League Baseball announced the 30 finalists on Tuesday.


9/15/2014 | Coming off gem, Cueto eyes win No. 19

Reds ace Johnny Cueto looks to notch his 19th win while the Cubs will counter with Jake Arrieta, who is 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA in 10 home starts this season, in Tuesday's game at Wrigley Field.


9/15/2014 | Back at it: Rizzo returns with walk-off homer

Playing his first game since Aug. 26, Anthony Rizzo hit a walk-off home run leading off the ninth inning to lift the Cubs to a 1-0 victory over the Reds on Monday night at Wrigley Field.


9/15/2014 | Rizzo returns, in lineup with Soler for first time

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, sidelined since Aug. 27 because of a lower back strain, returned to the lineup Monday, and he was slotted to hit ahead of rookie Jorge Soler.


9/15/2014 | Bryant, Tseng earn Cubs' top Minors honors

Cubs fans will see Kris Bryant at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, but he won't be in the lineup. Not yet. Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng were named the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The pair will be honored prior to the Cubs' game Wednesday against the Reds.


9/14/2014 | Reds stop at Wrigley for three-game set against Cubs

The Reds have at least one thing going for them when they arrive at Wrigley Field on Monday for the first of a three-game set with the Cubs: They have won eight of their last nine night games on the North Side of Chicago. Alfredo Simon will square off against Travis Wood in the series opener.


9/14/2014 | Turner, Cubs flat after Pirates turn triple play

Justin Turner and the Cubs seemed in control of Sunday's rubber match early on at PNC Park, but a fourth-inning triple play was the spark the Pirates needed to rally for a 7-3 victory. Turner allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, including six in the fifth.


9/14/2014 | Bucs turn first triple play in PNC Park history

The Pirates turned their first triple play in 14 seasons at PNC Park on Sunday, when third baseman Josh Harrison combined with Neil Walker and Andrew Lambo to go 5-4-3 on a Chris Valaika grounder.


9/14/2014 | Cubs get call at first overturned in first inning

Cubs manager Rick Renteria successfully challenged a call at first in the first inning Sunday, and lost a challenge in the sixth.


9/14/2014 | Wada thrilled to finish season healthy

Tsuyoshi Wada expects to make two more starts before the regular season ends, but so far, it's been a successful year for the Cubs' left-hander, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery.


9/14/2014 | Frustration aside, Baez learning strike zone

Javier Baez was called out on strikes twice on Saturday, and Cubs manager Rick Renteria complimented the rookie on maintaining his poise. Renteria also cautioned fans not to read too much into Baez's reactions to calls.


9/14/2014 | Soler to join Cubs on Monday; Rizzo's status uncertain

Jorge Soler is expected back in the lineup Monday when the Cubs open their last homestand of the season, but Anthony Rizzo is still questionable because of his low back strain.


9/14/2014 | Pirates lean on Volquez to maintain standing

Edinson Volquez has become an ace for the Pirates this season, and they'll rely on the right-hander to help them bounce back Sunday afternoon against the Cubs. Jacob Turner will take the mound for Chicago in the rubber match at PNC Park.


9/14/2014 | Szczur enjoys first big league trip around bases

Matt Szczur led off the eighth inning Saturday night with his first blast in the Cubs' 6-4 victory over the Pirates, and had his family, his fiancee and her family, and lots of friends from Villanova in the crowd of 38,024 at PNC Park.




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