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Cubs fans take home pieces of Wrigley
What would you do with a grassy patch of Wrigley Field? Rich Gracia has a plan: "I'm going to try to extract DNA from it, and maybe I can clone Kris Bryant." He was one of many fans who came to Wrigley on Wednesday and Thursday for the free giveaway of Wrigley sod, after the Cubs replaced much...
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Anthony Rizzo covers this week's ESPN The Magazine
Anthony Rizzo graces the cover of ESPN the Magazine's Cubs edition, which hits newsstands on Friday. The Cubs first baseman's battle with cancer, and the bond that sprang up with teammate Jon Lester because of it, is the focus of the issue's cover story. Lester, a fellow cancer survivor, first...
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Cubs' Jason Heyward sits as Albert Almora Jr. starts in RF vs. Astros
Slumping right fielder Jason Heyward will be on the bench Sunday night when the Cubs face the Houston Astros in the third and final game of their interleague series. Heyward is in the midst of an 0-for-17 slump, with several balls not hit hard. Albert Almora Jr. will start in right field in place...
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Bregman homers as Astros top Cubs 2-1 with 2-hitter
HOUSTON — In a tight game against a first-place team, Collin McHugh didn't worry about giving the ball to the Houston Astros bullpen.McHugh combined with four relievers on a two-hitter, rookie Alex Bregman homered and the Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Saturday as they tried to gain ground in the AL wild-card race."They've all been lights out for about the last year-and-a-half, two years," McHugh said of his bullpen. "I feel as confident as anyone giving them the ball with the lead."
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Jake Arrieta 'more prepared' as Cubs near playoffs berth
Jake Arrieta takes the mound Sunday night with the luxury of not pitching in a critical situation. That's a position Arrieta likes as the Cubs try to clinch the National League Central title as soon as possible to line up their rotation for the playoffs. "The level of confidence isn't any different,"...
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