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Al Yellon

Cubs 5, Cardinals 3: Willson and Kyle go deep

The Cubs used the long ball to win their series with their divisional rivals.

Well, hello, first place.

It’s been a while. How have you been? We’ve missed you.

The Cubs spotted the Cardinals another lead, but home runs by Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras, as well as a solid first Wrigley Field outing from Jose Quintana, gave them a 5-3 victory that put them in first place in the N.L. Central by one percentage point over the Brewers.

This one didn’t start out well. Javier Baez...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Josh Timmers

MLB Bullets heart sank

The world’s best pitcher is hurt. The Mariners and Cardinals made a trade. Panda returns to San Francisco. An Indians fan writes a love letter to the team and her father.

Good morning fans of a first-place team.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a lower back injury. There is no expected return date at this time. Michael Bauman writes that if any team can afford to lose Kershaw to an injury, it’s the Dodgers. That assumes, of course, that he’s...

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What’s Going On With Wade Davis?

This may be a totally stupid question. After all, Weigh Davis is yet to blow a save, and in the end the name of the game is the runs you give up and the runs you score. Davis has never let the opposition score more runs than the Cubs already have this season. That’s the […]

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Watch: Willson Contreras Launches Two-Run Homer to Give Cubs 5-3 Lead Sunday Night

Willson Contreras continues his rapid tear since the mechanical change he made in the middle of June. Watch him lift a cutter that just got into the basket of left field against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday night, which gave the Cubs a 5-3 lead and secured the series win. The Cubs catcher has been playing nearly every day recently, and the many Cubs trade rumors suggest that the front office is looking for a veteran catcher to spell Contreras here and there. The post Watch: Willson...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Josh Timmers

Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23

The Ems lose a game and the first-half title. Not much offense today.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 9-3.

Starter Aaron Brooks took the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits over 6.1 innings. Brooks struck out five and walked one.

Left fielder Jemile Weeks was 1 for 4 and scored one run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies split a doubleheader with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins), winning game one 2-0 in nine innings and losing game two 3-1.


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Cubs Morning Update: Contreras boosts North Siders into first

On today's Cubs Morning Update, Willson Contreras provided a huge boost to the Cubs in a win over the Cardinals.

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Willson Contreras is playing his butt off right now for first-place Cubs

This really is becoming Willson Contreras' team. The dude is absolutely on fire right now and has almost singlehandedly lifted the Cubs back into

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Maddon: Contreras is an elite N.L. catcher

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Willson Contreras' hot stretch and all that he brings to the table.

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Contreras: 'It's a big difference since the first half'

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras talks after a 5-3 win against the Cardinals.

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Quintana: 'Too many emotions for me' in Wrigley debut

Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana talked about his first start at Wrigley Field.

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Jose Quintana reveling in first place vibes after 'overexcited' home Cubs debut

Jose Quintana is grateful for his defense and offense picking him up. That's not something he's used to feeling after years of borderline-laughable run support from

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Right on Q: HRs back Quintana's home debut

Kyle Schwarber smacked a game-tying solo home run and Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking two-run shot to back Jose Quintana in his Cubs home debut, posting a 5-3 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night.

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Game 97 Recap: Cubs 5, Cardinals 3

What You Need to Know While you were watching Game of Thrones, the Cubs reclaimed theirs, tying the Brewers at the top of the NL Central for the first time since May 26th. A pair of home runs bit José Quintana, but Willson Contreras and the offense picked him up. Next Level They had to […]

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With mysterious injury behind him, Kyle Hendricks has returned to the Cubs and brought jokes

Kyle Hendricks has returned at the turn of the tide for the Cubs and he brought his sense of humor. Hendricks hasn't pitched since June 4

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Maddon: 'You can only make the surge with good pitching'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the importance of pitching as the team tries to go on a run.

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Maddon: 'Good baserunning wins one-run games'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the importance of baserunning.

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