8/28/2014 | Coghlan tossed for arguing after strikeout
Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan was ejected in the fifth inning Thursday for arguing a called third strike with home-plate umpire Ben May.
8/28/2014 | Recovering from back injury, Rizzo out of lineup again
Anthony Rizzo did not start for a second straight day Thursday because of tightness in his lower back, but he hopes to return to the Cubs' lineup for the start of a three-game series against the Cardinals.
8/28/2014 | Soler's first game, homer brings 'exciting news'
Jorge Soler did get the ball from his first big league home run. And he got rave reviews from his Cubs teammates, including slugger Anthony Rizzo.
8/28/2014 | Coghlan imparts wisdom to rookies Baez, Soler
Former National League Rookie of the Year Award winner Chris Coghlan didn't make a splash in his Major League debut as Jorge Soler or Javier Baez did, but he learned from it.
8/28/2014 | Offense can't find groove in Arrieta's brief outing
Jake Arrieta took the loss in his shortest outing since May 13, and the Chicago dropped the series in a 7-2 loss to Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon.
8/28/2014 | Armed with Axelrod, Reds go for series win vs. Cubs
After a strong effort in his first Major League start of 2014, Dylan Axelrod will be recalled to help the Reds continue their dominant season over the Cubs, against whom they are 10-5. Chicago will counter with Jake Arrieta, who looks to continue a stellar season.
8/27/2014 | Soler goes deep, aids late rally that falls short
Jorge Soler's impressive home run wasn't enough as the Cubs came up short in a 7-5 loss to the Reds. Skip Schumaker drove in two runs to back Mat Latos, who struck out 10 over seven-plus innings, to lead the Reds, who have a 10-5 lead in the season series against the Cubs.
8/27/2014 | Cubs win challenge on safe call at first base
Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a safe call at first base in the fifth inning against the Reds, and it was overturned, denying Kris Negron of an infield hit.
8/27/2014 | First homer, no waiting: Soler arrives with a bang
Jorge Soler homered in his first at-bat in the second inning of the Cubs' 7-5 loss to the Reds, hitting a 423-foot blast to center off starter Mat Latos. He's the first Cubs player to hit a home run in his first at-bat since Starlin Castro did so May 7, 2010, also at Great American Ball Park.
8/27/2014 | Chicago holds parade for Jackie Robinson West
Jackie Robinson West's run in the Little League World Series culminated Wednesday with a nearly four-hour parade that weaved through roughly 100 blocks of Chicago.
8/27/2014 | Part of rally, Epstein lauds JRW, organizers
Who's the best baseball team in the city of Chicago? It could be the Jackie Robinson West team, which won the U.S. title in the Little League World Series and was celebrated with a parade in Chicago on Wednesday.
8/27/2014 | Sweeney, Ruggiano to DL; Watkins recalled
The Cubs placed outfielders Ryan Sweeney and Justin Ruggiano on the disabled list, and the team was still testing the two players to determine if either injury is season ending.
8/27/2014 | Tight lower back keeps Rizzo out of starting lineup
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo did not start Wednesday because of lower back tightness, which had forced him out of Tuesday's game. Manager Rick Renteria said Rizzo would receive treatment Wednesday, and he could be back in the lineup Thursday.
8/27/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant ready to help Cubs
Third-base prospect Kris Bryant's performance in Triple-A, where he has hit for both average and power, is worthy of a September callup to the Cubs, writes MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
8/27/2014 | As Soler debuts, Turner to make first Cubs start
Wednesday's game in Cincinnati will give Cubs fans their first long look at two faces they hope will be a big part of their future as Jorge Soler will join the lineup and Jacob Turner will take the mound in his first start for Chicago. The Reds will counter with Mat Latos.
8/26/2014 | Rizzo hits 30th homer before precautionary exit
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo left Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Reds in the eighth inning with lower back tightness. "He's ready to go again," manager Rick Renteria said after the game. "I did it more as a precaution. There was no need to push Rizz. I certainly expect [him to be back in the lineup on Wednesday] unless something else comes up."
8/26/2014 | Homers fuel Cubs' three-hit shutout in Cincinnati
Travis Wood outdueled Johnny Cueto with the help of homers from Anthony Rizzo and Arismendy Alcantara as the Cubs beat the Reds, 3-0, in the opener of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday night. It was Chicago's fourth straight win and seventh in its last nine games.
8/26/2014 | Sweeney exits with left hamstring strain
Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney left Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Reds in the second inning with a strained left hamstring.
8/26/2014 | Calling all hitters: Cubs adding Soler to display case
When Cuban Jorge Soler takes his place in right field on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, playing alongside newcomers Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez and young veterans Anthony Rizzo (25) and Starlin Castro (24), the Cubs will have a lineup built to last -- the kind that makes fans dream about long runs at the top.
8/26/2014 | Cubs excited to welcome Soler for latest debut
With Jorge Soler scheduled to join the Cubs in Cincinnati on Wednesday, a second member of the so-called "core four" Cubs prospects who are at the center of Chicago's rebuilding effort will be making his Major League debut this month.
8/26/2014 | Starlin returns after taking bereavement leave
Shortstop Starlin Castro returned to the Cubs and was in the starting lineup for their series opener against the Reds on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park after being on bereavement leave.
8/26/2014 | Russell among Cubs slated for Fall League
Shortstop Addison Russell, ranked No. 3 on MLB.com's list of the Cubs' Top 20 Prospects list, and No. 6 on list of the game's Top 100 Prospects, will play for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.
8/26/2014 | Soler called up, to join Cubs on Wednesday
Cubs fans have had a chance to see a glimpse of the future with recent callups of Javier Baez, Kyle Hendricks and Arismendy Alcantara. Now, Jorge Soler will join the group. Soler, 22, will join the Cubs in Cincinnati, and he's expected to be at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday.
8/25/2014 | Discussion with Torre clarifies Rule 7.13 for Cubs
It's taken nearly seven months, hours of video review, discussions with umpires, managers and other catchers, but the Cubs' Welington Castillo and John Baker believe they finally understand Rule 7.13 after some hands-on guidance from Joe Torre.
8/24/2014 | Chicago kids bring smiles, joy despite loss
Jackie Robinson West lost to the South Korean team by an 8-4 score on Sunday in Williamsport, Pa., in the Little League World Series championship game. But if you thought these kids were defeated, you didn't see Marquis Jackson bounce out of the dugout with a smile on his face to congratulate the champs.
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