Bullpen of the Week: Cubs

    The Cubs’ bullpen was dominant over 25 innings pitched last week, posting a 1.80 ERA. All but three Cubs relievers finished the week unscored upon, helping the relief corps earn the Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford honors for the week of M…

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    Three homers back Darvish’s first Cubs win

    Yu Darvish threw six strong innings to lift Chicago over the Reds, 6-1, in the series finale Sunday at Great American Ball Park. In doing so, Darvish earned his first win in a Cubs uniform, allowing two hits and one run while striking out seven. He was…

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    Darvish exits with calf cramp after 4 innings

    The Cubs activated Yu Darvish from the disabled list on Tuesday in time for the right-hander to start the series opener against the Braves at SunTrust Park. They optioned outfielder Mark Zagunis to Triple-A Iowa.

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    New spot, same Javy: Baez brings leadoff flair

    Javier Baez can’t explain how he makes that swim move when he slides into second base to avoid a tag. It’s part of the magic of Javy. Baez became the sixth player to lead off this season for the Cubs, and he provided a spark with a leadoff triple on Sa…

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