Cubs come out slugging vs. Fish

    The Cubs kicked off the 2018 season on a historic note with Ian Happ’s leadoff homer and added solo blasts by Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber, who survived some adventures in left field, to post an 8-4 victory Thursday over the Marlins.

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    Maddon praises Darvish’s spring performance

    Yu Darvish, who is scheduled to start the third game of the season, is entering his sixth season in Major League Baseball and his first with the Cubs. Manager Joe Maddon is still getting to know the Japanese right-hander but said the process has been a…

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    Lester shines in Opening Day tuneup

    It didn’t matter to Jon Lester, the Cubs’ Opening Day starter, that he faced a National League Central rival on Monday. His goal was to throw 100 pitches or go seven innings, work on his fastball command and come out of the outing healthy, and the left…

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