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In an uncharacteristically short start, Thompson allowed four runs in 1 2⁄3 innings.
Contreras has stayed on the field the last two games against the Reds, despite rolling his ankle in the ‘‘Field of Dreams’’ game.
The Cubs acquired the utility man from the Dodgers for veteran reliever Chris Martin.
This year’s ‘‘Field of Dreams’’ game serves as a reminder that the large-market Cubs, with an international following, have every advantage in courting top free agents
Caray, who died in 1998, was brought back in the form of a hologram during the seventh-inning stretch in Thursday’s game.
Fox staffed more than 225 people on-site to produce the game. It took them Saturday and Sunday to run 7 and a half miles of fiber-optic cable, and power providers ran about a mile of cable.
The Cubs took an early lead, as Seiya Suzuki, Nico Hoerner and Ian Happ combined to drive in three runs in the first inning. Nick Madrigal’s fourth-inning single gave the Cubs a 4-0 lead.
The Cubs and Reds played in the second annual ‘‘Field of Dreams’’ game on Thursday. What’s the next marquee event?
The memory of late Cubs announcer Harry Caray apparently will be invoked in the game against the Reds.
The Cubs and Reds will star in Thursday’s “Field of Dreams” Game sequel in Dyersville, Iowa.
Hoerner was the first to do damage against Nats starter Josiah Gray, who shut out the Cubs through six innings. Hoerner led off the seventh with a solo home run, making it a 2-1 game.
The Cubs claimed Reyes off waivers from the Guardians and optioned Frank Schwindel to Triple-A Iowa to clear space on the active roster.
Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said he doesn’t expect Heyward will return from the IL this year or play out the last year of his contract with the Cubs.
The Cubs will wear cream-colored uniforms that harken back to the late 1920s.
Jesus Luzardo and two relievers combined to hold the Cubs to two hits.
Other than a future Hall of Famer at QB, six straight division titles and an excellent chance to win another Super Bowl, what do the Chiefs have that the Bears don’t?
Madrigal was slotted into the leadoff spot for the Cubs’ game Sunday against the Marlins.
Smyly took a shutout into the seventh inning, and the bullpen preserved it. Smyly retired 11 batters in a row at one point and earned his first victory at Wrigley with the Cubs.
Manager David Ross said “there’s no room” for Simmons, a four-time Gold Glove winner who was bothered by shoulder issues all season.
Before taking this quiz, let’s take a moment to honor Tony Dow, ‘‘Leave it to Beaver’’ and its evocative tune.
Steele is the second starter in major-league history to allow zero runs while striking out 10 in less than five innings.
Another Cubs defeat? Not this time. Not on Contreras’ watch. He’s still here — confound it all — and you’ve got to hand it to the guy for his flair for the dramatic.
Willson Contreras and Ian Happ remain, but the Cubs still added a trio of pitching prospects this week. Here’s more on them.
After saying goodbye to Cubs fans before the trade deadline, Contreras and Happ were happy to find out they weren’t going anywhere.