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7/29/2016 | Pipeline preview: De La Cruz primed for full-season debut

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Saturday's Minor League action.

7/29/2016 | Heyward breaks out with HR in 3-RBI showing

It's only one game, but Jason Heyward had to feel a sense of relief on Friday when he launched a two-run homer in the third inning of the Cubs' 12-1 romp over the Mariners at Wrigley Field. It was his first home run since June 11, but it possibly felt like his first of the season.

7/29/2016 | Rain delays Mariners-Cubs game in 7th

The Mariners-Cubs game on Friday was delayed in the middle of the seventh inning because of rain, with Chicago leading, 11-0. The estimated restart time is 5:10 p.m. CT.

7/29/2016 | Contreras appreciates experience catching Chapman

The Cubs' Willson Contreras got a lot of text messages from friends and family after Thursday's game. They all saw the rookie catch hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman and wanted to know what it was like.

7/29/2016 | Cubs activate Coghlan, send La Stella down

Rather than trade for an outfielder, the Cubs were able to make an in-house move on Friday when they activated Chris Coghlan from the disabled list. Infielder Tommy La Stella was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the roster.

7/29/2016 | Arrieta aiming to bounce back vs. Miley, M's

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta will be looking to get things turned around on Saturday as he faces Mariners lefty Wade Miley in an afternoon game at Wrigley Field.

7/29/2016 | Thunderous bats lead Cubs' rainy win vs. M's

Jon Lester got plenty of offensive support and didn't need Aroldis Chapman's 100-mph help on Friday. Jason Heyward smacked a much-needed two-run homer, David Ross added a solo shot and Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run double to power a 14-hit onslaught and lead the Cubs to a 12-1 Interleague victory over the Mariners at Wrigley Field.

7/29/2016 | Bullpen's new look lightens load for Lackey

Cubs starter John Lackey could've gone longer in the 3-1 win over the White Sox on Thursday night, but manager Joe Maddon took advantage of a National League moment in the sixth inning knowing his bullpen has changed with the addition of Aroldis Chapman.

7/28/2016 | 4 outs, far out: Chapmania at Wrigley!

Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs for his first save with the Cubs, and John Lackey outdueled Chris Sale on Thursday night to end the intracity series in a split decision, with each team able to brag that they defended home turf.

7/28/2016 | No shortage of teams who've won big as sellers

Nobody wants their favorite team to be a seller in midseason. It's a sign that something's gone wrong or the team hasn't rebuilt quickly enough to be in a playoff race. But getting it right when you are a seller is just as important as landing the right pieces as a buyer, maybe even more important.

7/28/2016 | Maddon looks to build bond with Chapman

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he knew Aroldis Chapman would be fine as soon as he threw his first pitch. Now, Maddon just needs to get to know his new closer.

7/28/2016 | Contreras leads Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list

Catcher Willson Contreras replaced shortstop Gleyber Torres as the Cubs' No. 1 prospect in the latest Top 30 list. Torres was dealt to the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman deal and is now their No. 1 prospect.

7/28/2016 | Aroldis leaves Cubs in awe with perfect debut

The 41,166 fans at Wrigley Field weren't the only ones eager to see the radar-gun readings from Aroldis Chapman in his Cubs debut. The Cubs' players and manager Joe Maddon were peeking, too. Chapman didn't disappoint, striking out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth to preserve the Cubs' 8-1 Interleague win over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.

7/27/2016 | Sale returns from suspension to face Cubs

Chris Sale returns to the mound from a five-game suspension Thursday night at Wrigley Field, facing a Cubs team he notched 15 strikeouts against over seven innings while allowing one Dexter Fowler single in a victory last Aug. 16. The Cubs counter with John Lackey.

7/27/2016 | Rondon supports Chapman taking over as closer

Manager Joe Maddon talked to Hector Rondon, and the right-hander was just fine with relinquishing his role as the Cubs' closer so Aroldis Chapman could finish games. The Cubs acquired Chapman on Monday from the Yankees for four players, including top prospect Gleyber Torres, and the hard-throwing lefty will now anchor the bullpen.

7/27/2016 | Cubs power up with 3 HRs to surge past Sox

Kris Bryant hit a solo homer in the sixth, Javier Baez smacked a tiebreaking two-run blast in the seventh and Addison Russell added his first career grand slam in the eighth to lift the Cubs to an 8-1 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday in the third game of a four-game Interleague series.

7/27/2016 | Cubs host National Play Campaign at Wrigley

It was the Cubs' training staff that delivered the big hit Wednesday morning at Wrigley Field as hosts of the National Play Campaign.

7/27/2016 | Sox capitalize on Hendricks' few mistakes

Kyle Hendricks can tell when he throws a bad pitch, and on Tuesday night against the White Sox, the Cubs right-hander knew as soon as he released two changeups that the results would not be good.

7/27/2016 | Williams, Schebler among top prospect performers Tuesday

Rays No. 13 prospect Justin Williams was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.

7/26/2016 | White Sox, Cubs shift crosstown battle to Wrigley

The Cubs-White Sox Interleague series shifts to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, with Jason Hammel facing Anthony Ranaudo, who will be making his White Sox debut. The Sox won both games during the South Side portion of the crosstown battle.

7/26/2016 | Shields shapes White Sox shutout of Cubs

James Shields produced his sixth straight quality start and received a little offensive support from the White Sox, for a change, during a 3-0 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox swept the South Side portion of this crosstown battle, doing so in front of 39,593 for their fourth straight victory, moving back to .500 at 50-50. The Cubs, who are 12-20 in their last 32 games, fell to 59-40.

7/26/2016 | Bryant at DH day after hard slide into second

Kris Bryant was the Cubs' designated hitter on Tuesday, although he wasn't exactly sure what to do. "We don't DH a lot, so we don't have anybody to ask about it," Bryant said. "We'll see. Maybe I'll be good at it." The move gave Bryant a chance to get off his feet a little. He also had a slight headache from a collision at second base in the ninth inning Monday night after trying to stretch his hit from a single to a double.

7/26/2016 | Aroldis arrives in Chicago with focus on wins

Aroldis Chapman arrived on Tuesday, saying he's excited to join the Cubs and has learned from the mistakes he's made in the past, and he couldn't explain why he's throwing with more velocity this season.

7/26/2016 | Hendricks approaching July record despite soft-tossing

Kyle Hendricks is hardly the biggest name in a Cubs rotation stacked with stars, but he's had the biggest success this year, despite a fastball that rarely touches 90. How? Because he limits hard contact, in front of a great Cubs defense.

7/26/2016 | Arrieta, Montgomery lament missed location

One pitch. That's all it took to spoil Jake Arrieta's outing Monday night against the White Sox. Mike Montgomery also was doomed by one pitch, in the ninth.

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