4:27 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014

Sox call up Putnam, designate Veal

CHICAGO -- After a 14-nning game that put a major strain on the bullpen, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of right-hander Zach Putnam from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday and designated left-hander Donnie Veal for assignment. Putnam, 26, has 15 games of major league experience, most recently the five games he pitched in relief for the Chicago Cubs last season. In six relief innings at Charlotte this season he had 11 strikeouts. Veal made seven relief appearances for the White Sox this season, posting a 7.
Chicago Sun-Times 6 hours ago

There was a time — and not too long ago — Cubs were destination

NEW YORK — Alfonso Soriano spent much of his time in the Yankees’ clubhouse early Wednesday talking about his losing seasons with the Cubs and the trade to New York last...

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Chicago Sun-Times Apr 16, 2014

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 – a run, even. Instead, they were shut out in both ends of a doubleheader for the first time in 52 years, losing 3-0 in the opener to the guy they spent their off-season pursuing, Masahiro Tanaka, and losing the nightcap 2-0 to Michael Pineda and three relievers. It was the first time the Cubs went...

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 Game 2 as the Yankees shutout the Cubs twice on Wednesday. Three singles in the fourth off of Travis Wood plated their first run, then three more in the fifth got them their second. Pineda wasn’t as dominating as Masahiro Tanaka was in the matinee, but he was plenty good.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 16, 2014

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka pitches gem in 3-0 victory over Cubs

Former Japanese star has struck out 28 batters and walked just two in three starts this season.

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 Apr 16, 2014

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 Apr 16, 2014

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.

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 chose the Yankees because they gave him the "highest evaluation," he said through an interpreter after beating the Cubs on Wednesday afternoon. That "evaluation" could mean the highest contract as Tanaka signed a seven-year, $155 million deal with New York.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 16, 2014

5 Yankees things we learned from 3-0 win over Cubs

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a gem in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cubs.
Northwest Herald Apr 16, 2014

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.

Cubs recall LHP Rosscup for nightcap

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs recalled left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup for the second game of their day/night doubleheader against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. Rosscup, 25, was a September call-up last season, posting a 1.35 ERA in 10 relief appearances. He was acquired in January of 2011 as part of an eight-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays in which the Cubs also received pitcher Matt Garza. As per MLB rules, teams can add a 26th man specifically for day/night doubleheaders.

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.

Soriano happy to be playing for the present

NEW YORK -- Although it took some maneuvering at the time, former Chicago Cubs slugger Alfonso Soriano agreed to a trade to the New York Yankees in part because the Cubs were rebuilding. He saw the writing on the wall and decided, at 38 years old that a move was the right thing to do. "At my age I want to win," he said before playing the Cubs in a doubleheader on Wednesday. "I don't want to be part of the future, I want to be part of the present.
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.

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