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Who needs Bryce Harper? Cubs slug past Phillies 8-4

Rizzo, Almora and Baez all homer in battle of division-leading contenders.

SS Javy Baez (heel) returns to Cubs’ lineup Wednesday in powerful form

He left Sunday’s game after bruising his right heel and came off the bench Tuesday to deliver a game-winning hit.

Heel of fortune: Javy Baez tapes up and delivers Cubs’ game-winner

Baez hadn’t played since Sunday because of a bruised right heel until coming off the bench in Tuesday’s ninth to beat the Phillies.

October starts in June and July for Cubs

Cubs won’t get far in October without significant bullpen upgrades — if they get there at all.

Cubs SS Javy Baez to have precautionary MRI on sore heel

Baez hasn’t played since leaving Sunday’s game a few innings after injuring his right foot

Cubs’ Yu Darvish meets challenge of matchup with ‘legend’ Arrieta

Whether the enigmatic starter turned a competitive corner as a Cub, he looked for at least 5 innings like the pitcher they thought they had signed.

Cubs’ Yu Darvish was good but not good enough against Wrigley favorite Jake Arrieta

Maybe people will start looking at Darvish differently someday. Maybe he’ll be the good guy. Just not yet.

In first road start at Wrigley, Phils’ Jake Arrieta reminds Cubs how it was — and could’ve been

It wasn’t vintage Arrieta, but that old, familiar toughness was there. The only run he allowed in six innings came on an Anthony Rizzo base hit in the third.

Cubs’ defense is not as bad as it looks; White Sox are different story

Metrics point to worse defenses than North Siders’ error-prone crew.

Joe cool on potential Chicago managerial openings

But ex-Cub Girardi clear about intention to manage again, "plain and simple."

Bruised heel sidelines Cubs SS Javy Baez Monday

Last year’s MVP runner-up is day to day after injuring the right heel during Sunday’s game against the Nationals.

Cubs survive wild ride to beat Nats, take series

Javy Baez appeared to avoid serious injury on a third-inning play, and the Cubs went on to finish a 3-3 road trip.

Javy Baez plays on hurt heel until exiting in 6th

The Cubs’ shortstop played three innings before leaving.

Cubs’ future and past glory collide Monday

Home tweet home: Jake Arrieta returns to Wrigley to face Yu Darvish.

Cubs drop protest over Nats pitcher’s toe-tap delivery, but issue not settled

Maddon said he already made his more important point, to protect his pitcher, Carl Edwards Jr., when he argued Saturday.

Holy cow! Fly the W for ‘Miracle,’ a musical with a real feel for Cubs fans and their tense season of 2016

The songs are fun and the cast a powerful team in this winning flashback to the North Siders’ World Series run.

Cubs and Cardinals in London is a waste of a great rivalry

Why would Major League Baseball deprive one of the two teams a series in its own ballpark? Why punish the fans who have supported those teams so well for decades?

Cubs finish 5-2 loss to Nationals under protest after toe-tap flap

Maddon argues ‘principle’ of Nats’ Doolittle getting pass for same ‘balk move’ Cubs’ Edwards penalized for in Texas.

Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber gets second chance at first impression

Two years after failed experiment, Cubs give Schwarber another shot to earn regular leadoff role.

Trade schooled: Cubs’ worst trades of the last 50 years

What if the Cubs hadn’t traded Bill Madlock, DJ LeMahieu or Josh Donaldson?

Rare Arrieta: Cubs deals and steals of the last half-century start with Jake

Best trades of the last 50 years involve an ace, an icon, a high-performance chemist and a trade of the untradeable.


Hoping that sun hasn’t set on his career, Carlos Zambrano looks for path back to majors with independent Chicago Dogs.

This You Gotta See: old, new Cubs Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish in Wrigley clash

Remember, fellas — it’s not a race to get to 100 pitches first. Also: Bears OTAs, White Sox-Twins, Sky opener.

Cubs’ Kris Bryant delivers three more long answers to doubters

Home runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings help power the Cubs to 14-6 win over the Nationals.

Anthony Rizzo returns to middle of Cubs lineup

The three-time All-Star first baseman missed the previous four games with back soreness.

Fans come out to Chicago Dogs opener for Carlos Zambrano’s return to mound

Independent team sells out opener as rain-drenched fans come out for a glimpse of Big Z.

Long division: Last-place Reds remind Cubs of dangers lurking in deep NL Central

Reds hand Cubs 4-2 loss and first series defeat since season’s opening road trip

Cubs weather drama-filled early weeks to take division lead into key stretch of season

Even with Thursday’s 4-2 loss to Reds, Cubs reach quarter mark of season in first place.

From ‘boring’ to jolly old England: Cubs, Cards to play in London next season

Sources say the teams have accepted an invitation to play a series in London that otherwise would have been in St. Louis.

Sunday slights: ESPN doing baseball fans no favors with ‘SNB’ broadcast

Network moves away from calling a game toward putting on a show

Cubs’ 2019 World Series odds improve after strong start

Only three teams have better odds of winning the title after the first quarter of the season.

Cubs nearing quarter mark: Despite slow start, first place remains theirs

In a season already filled with ups and downs, bullpen is still the thrill ride that keeps on giving.