Underwood battles, but falls to Dodgers in debut

    Duane Underwood Jr. made his Major League debut for the Cubs in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Monday night. The 23-year-old right-hander gave up two hits, including a leadoff home run in the second by Enrique Hernandez, over four innings. That’s all Dod…

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    All 8 Cubs among leaders in NL ballot update

    Though all of the starting-position leaders remain the same as they were in the first two updates, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has moved from third to second among NL outfielders, jumping past the Nationals’ Bryce Harper. And three other Dodgers playe…

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    Heyward makes case for throw of the year

    He ended up with a bloody nose, but Cubs catcher Willson Contreras still held on to the ball, completing a stellar double play in the third inning of Chicago’s 4-0 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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    Chatwood, Cubs return home to face Dodgers

    Tyler Chatwood will open a three-game series against the Dodgers tonight at Wrigley Field. In his last outing, Chatwood didn’t rely on his fastball as much, mixed in his other three pitches and was more effective, even if he did take the loss against t…

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    Bryant snaps homerless streak with 2-run blast

    Kris Bryant’s homerless drought is over. The Cubs third baseman slugged a two-run homer with one out in the third inning off Michael Wacha on Friday night for his first home run since May 14. The blast ended Bryant’s homerless streak at a career-high 2…

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    Montgomery sharp, but Cubs blanked by Crew

    The Cubs’ Mike Montgomery didn’t get any help on Wednesday. Lorenzo Cain hit a solo homer, one of two hits off Montgomery over six innings, which was all the Brewers needed to post a 1-0 victory over the Cubs at Miller Park and open a 1 1/2-game lead i…

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    Montgomery set for finale with Brewers

    Mike Montgomery will start today to close the Cubs’ three-game series in Milwaukee. The lefty has made it no secret he wants to start, and he’s doing a good job subbing in for Yu Darvish. Montgomery is 2-0 in three starts, giving up two earned runs ove…

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