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VIDEO: Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo go back-to-back

The Chicago Cubs are coming off a big series win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, taking 2-of-3 in the desert over the weekend. They regained the NL Central Division lead by a game over the St. Louis Cardinals entering Monday's action against the Cincinnati Reds. With the team looking to go up 1.5 games over the Red Birds, they are off to a good start. Third baseman Kris Bryant has been on fire the last four ...

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Jake Arrieta has been the Cubs best pitcher of late

Jake Arrieta isn’t back to his 2015 Cy Young award-winning form. However, he’s in the midst of his best stretch in some time. The Chicago Cubs starters as a whole have been strong since the All-Star Break, but Arrieta has been the team’s true ace over the last month plus. He's been fantastic for the Cubs since the break, erasing those first half struggles as the team hopes to surge into the playoffs. https: ...

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John Lackey has been fantastic since All-Star Break

One of the biggest storylines for the Chicago Cubs entering the MLB All-Star Break was the poor starting pitching and specifically, John Lackey's struggles. The veteran gave up 24 home runs in the first half, leading all starters in baseball. But something clicked for him as the Cubs came out of the break hot. Lackey returned from the DL to make his first start after the break against the Atlanta Braves. De ...

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Willson Contreras leaves Wednesday’s Cubs game

The Chicago Cubs entered Wednesday's rubber game against the San Francisco Giants 1.5 games up in the NL Central. They managed just one run against starter Madison Bumgarner and watched the Giants break a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning. But the biggest part of the game may have come in the eighth. Willson Contreras hit a ground ball for the third out of the inning and came up holding his hamstring running do ...

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Willson Contreras breaks record set by Miguel Cabrera

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras has been on a tear since the MLB All-Star break. Contreras has hit nine home runs since the All-Star break, helping the Cubs regain the lead in the NL Central once again. He's hitting over .300 since the break and has 30-plus RBI's in that span. But on Sunday, he broke a record set by a future hall of famer. With his two home runs on Sunday Contreras has 33 through his ...

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Lock It In: Did Cubs, Four Others Secure Playoff Bids at Deadline?

We’ll call it a borderline bold statement. Following Monday’s trade deadline, the National League had five teams clinch their spot in the postseason. Who? The Cubs, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Nationals, and Rockies will be playing in October while the others head for vacation. Okay, the Cubs may be the only ones not feeling comfortable among those five in terms of division or wild card leads, but judging what C ...

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Willson Contreras’ huge month boosts the Cubs in July

July was a strong month for the Chicago Cubs, specifically after the All-Star Break. The club put together a 16-8 record in the month, going 13-3 after the midsummer classic. While many factors had to come together for this run, Willson Contreras’ surge may be the single most important aspect of it. Contreras has been a contributor since his first day with the big league club hitting a big home run against ...

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Chicago Cubs acquire Justin Wilson, Alex Avila from Detroit Tigers

The Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers have been in discussion about a trade for weeks now. First it was starter Justin Verlander and catcher Alex Avila who the Cubs were reportedly interested in. But after the Verlander price was too high, Chicago focused their attention on Avila and reliever Justin Wilson. On Sunday night, Theo Epstein made yet another move to help the Cubs and their quest to go back-to-back ...

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VIDEO: Jason Heyward robs Ryan Braun of a home run

The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are beginning a big three-game set in Wisconsin as the two teams are separated by just 1.5 games in the NL Central. Chicago is looking to extend their streak and continue their hot play as they are 11-2 out of the MLB All-Star Break. The Brewers, on the other hand, are going the complete opposite way, as they are 2-8 in their last 10 games. During the third inning of F ...

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VIDEO: Kyle Schwarber mashes two home runs against White Sox

The Chicago Cubs are just on a roll. They are now 11-2 in their 13 games since the 2017 MLB All-Star Break and appear to be back in 2016 form with the latest series win coming against the White Sox. After dropping the first game of the series on Monday, the Cubs rebounded by winning three-straight and claimed the Crosstown Cup. Following Thursday's game, the Cubs now have a 1.5 game lead over the Milwaukee ...

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