Montgomery, Cubs aim to extend lead on Crew

    Thirteen of Chicago’s remaining 21 games are against Milwaukee and St. Louis, including Saturday’s matchup with the Brewers at Wrigley Field. The Cubs saw their lead over both of those teams cut to four games after losing to the Brewers on Friday night…

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    Cubs call on Quintana to end skid in key stretch

    The Cubs envisioned that Jose Quintana would help provide answers in the rotation, but the left-hander has posed a few questions instead. He will make an important start Wednesday, when the Cubs take on the Pirates and starter Gerrit Cole in the third …

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    Cubs can’t pick up slack after Arrieta out early

    The Pirates have fallen far out of the National League Central race, but they can still play the role of September spoiler. They did just that on Monday, as Josh Bell and Max Moroff backed up a strong start from Chad Kuhl in the Bucs’ 12-0 win over the…

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    Baez (eye) hurt in collision, likely back soon

    The Cubs’ Javier Baez experienced blurred vision from a collision at second base and had to leave the Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Braves. Baez was taken to a local hospital to be examined and manager Joe Maddon said he did not expect the shortstop to miss…

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    Lester to return from DL to face Sims, Braves

    Though the Cubs did not land Justin Verlander, their rotation should be strengthened by the return of Jon Lester, who is scheduled to come off the disabled list to make Saturday afternoon’s start against the Braves at Wrigley Field.

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    Montgomery showing strong future as starter

    If you’re looking ahead to 2018, Mike Montgomery is a good bet to be in the Cubs rotation. For right now, the left-hander will do whatever is needed, and on Monday night, that meant being a substitute starter. He did just fine.

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