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Yankees starters befuddle punchless Cubs in sweep

Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and relief corps allow only 8 hits over 18 innings to blank Cubs 2-0 and 3-0NEW YORK — Jason Hammel summed up the helplessness he and many of his Cubs teammates felt Wednesday.
Chicago Sun-Times 2 hours ago

Cubs shut out in doubleheader for first time since 1962

NEW YORK – The iconic Cubs made a rare appearance in the Bronx against the storied Yankees, and earned a place in franchise history. They would have rather had a win –...
Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN Chicago 2 hours ago

Rapid Reaction: Yankees 2, Cubs 0 (Gm. 2)

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs dropped Game 2 of their doubleheader to the New York Yankees 2-0. Here’s a quick look: How it Happened: The Yankees scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings while starter Michael Pineda pitched six scoreless innings in...
Cubs Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 3 hours ago

Derek Jeter looks forward to Wrigley Field visit

Yankees shortstop in farewell season of stellar career hasn't appeared in the Cubs' park since 2003NEW YORK — Yankees All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter doesn't like the phrase "farewell tour,'' but he is looking forward to next month's trip to Wrigley Field.
Northwest Herald 7 hours ago

Tanaka cools Cubs' bats in Yankees' 3-0 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Monday, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the opener of Monday's day-night doubleheader.
Chicago Sun-Times 1 hour ago

Tanaka proves his worth with 10-K performance over Cubs

NEW YORK — Now we know why Cubs manager Rick Renteria went out of his way to try to learn Japanese over the winter. Why Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer committed every available dime in their offseason budget to make the six-year, $120 million offer that fell a year and $35 million short. Why Masahiro Tanaka was the right pitcher at the right time for what the Cubs want to do. And, maybe, why failing to land him could delay their competitive timeline for years. “He...
Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN Chicago 7 hours ago

Tanaka worth the money so far

NEW YORK -- He says he won't know for sure that choosing the New York Yankees was the right decision until "the end" but pitcher Masahiro Tanaka seems to be fitting in nicely for the team that bid the highest for the former Japanese star. The Cubs tried to lure him to Chicago over the winter, but Tanaka...

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George Will on Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary

Call it a character defect, but I don't like baseball. And I especially don't like the Chicago Cubs — losers I never found lovable.
Chicago Tribune 53 mins ago

George Will on Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary

Call it a character defect, but I don't like baseball. And I especially don't like the Chicago Cubs — losers I never found lovable.
Chicago Tribune 1 hour ago

Yankees starters befuddle punchless Cubs in sweep

Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and relief corps allow only 8 hits over 18 innings to blank Cubs 2-0 and 3-0NEW YORK — Jason Hammel summed up the helplessness he and many of his Cubs teammates felt Wednesday.
Chicago Tribune 3 hours ago

Derek Jeter looks forward to Wrigley Field visit

Yankees shortstop in farewell season of stellar career hasn't appeared in the Cubs' park since 2003NEW YORK — Yankees All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter doesn't like the phrase "farewell tour,'' but he is looking forward to next month's trip to Wrigley Field.
Chicago Tribune 5 hours ago

Cubs Game Day: All eyes on Pineda

NEW YORK --After getting shut out for the third time in 13 games and being held to three hits or fewer for the second time, the Chicago Cubs don't need opponents to have any added advantages.

Cubs Game Day: All eyes on Pineda

NEW YORK --After getting shut out for the third time in 13 games and being held to three hits or fewer for the second time, the Chicago Cubs don't need opponents to have any added advantages.

Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Cubs 0

NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka totally dominated the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at a frigid Yankee Stadium. He went eight innings, allowed just two hits -- on bunts -- while striking out 10 and walking one. Tanaka is now 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA in MLB work. Dominant: Tanaka took care of his business against the inexperienced Cubs. The Cubs only had one runner reach second on Tanaka. It took until the seventh on a bunt and a fielder's choice.
Derek Jeter will start doubleheader nightcap against Cubs

Derek Jeter will start doubleheader nightcap against Cubs

Derek Jeter will start at shortstop in the nightcap of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs at the Stadium.

Ex-Cub Soriano seeks more focus from Castro

NEW YORK -- Former Chicago Cubs star Alfonso Soriano is pleased with with what he's seen from former teammate Starlin Castro.
Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

Ex-Cub Soriano seeks more focus from Castro

NEW YORK -- Former Chicago Cubs star Alfonso Soriano is pleased with with what he's seen from former teammate Starlin Castro.
Chicago Tribune 12 hours ago

Cubs Game Day: Tackling Tanaka

NEW YORK -- The Yankee Stadium field finally has thawed after light snow fell overnight following Tuesday's rainout.

Podcast: Alfonso Soriano on facing Cubs

Former Chicago Cubs slugger Alfonso Soriano talks about facing his old team and what it would be like if the Cubs ever won the World Series. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times 23 hours ago

Rain postpones Cubs-Yankees game Tuesday

NEW YORK – Coming off their ninth consecutive series loss, dating to last year, maybe the Cubs could use Tuesday’s rainout more than most, especially coming off back-to-back losses against the rival Cardinals over the weekend. So no one was complaining when rain all day Tuesday and a worse forecast for Tuesday night forced the postponement of the opener of the quick two-game series against the New York Yankees before the teams even arrived at Yankee Stadium. Not...

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