Cubs

Game 1 unraveled for the Cubs in the first inning.
When Amaya gets on base at the bottom of the order, the lineup flows better.
In this week’s “Polling Place,” we also asked for your thumbs-up or thumbs-down on NASCAR in Chicago with the second race weekend in the books.
Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks threw seven scoreless innings in the rivalry game.
Cubs assistant general manager Jared Banner also expressed his sympathies for Brennen Davis, who was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back.
“Where has the time gone?” Dawson said this week in a phone call with the Sun-Times.
The Orioles hadn’t been swept in a regular-season series at Camden Yards since August 2021.
The Cubs have won three in a row for the first time since April 23-26, when they went on a four-game winning streak.
Notes: Manager Craig Counsell gave updates on Kyle Hendricks and Mike Tauchman.
Manager Craig Counsell also gave the latest on Pete Crow-Armstrong and Kyle Hendricks.
Quite a few Cubs teammates said Imanaga is the same person every day off the field.
Signed in the offseason to a four-year, $53 million contract after a successful career in Japan, Imanaga has been a highlight in an otherwise disappointing year for the Cubs.
Before Sunday’s game, the Cubs put reliever Colten Brewer on the 60-day injured list with a broken left hand he suffered after punching a dugout wall.
Tyler Anderson struck out 10 and walked none in eight innings, needing only 98 pitches. He benefitted from numerous quick at-bats and at one point retired 13 consecutive hitters.
“Whenever it is, that will give me plenty [of time],” Hendricks said of his next start. “Three days off here on the front end should be plenty.”
Almonte had tried to rehab a minor tear in his labrum but decided against continuing on that path.
Suzuki’s two-run homer in the first inning gave the Cubs an early lead in their 5-1 victory over the Angels. But after the game, Suzuki was lamenting a dropped fly ball more than celebrating the homer.
The left-hander struck out seven and walked two — and was aided by three defensive gems by third baseman Miles Mastrobuoni — in a complete-game victory for the Cubs’ second consecutive win.
Taillon held the Phillies to two runs in seven innings in the Cubs’ win Thursday. He leads Cubs starters with a 2.99 ERA.