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8/2/2015 | Russell tweaks mechanics, mental approach

Cubs rookie second baseman Addison Russell smacked a solo home run Sunday in a 4-3 win over the Brewers, and now is batting .288 since the All-Star break. It wasn't just the time off that seems to have helped the 21-year-old, but some adjustments with hitting coach John Mallee.


8/2/2015 | Bryant exits with dizziness, feeling 'better'

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant had to leave Sunday's game in the fifth inning after a head first slide into second base.


8/2/2015 | Maddon ejected after losing challenge

The Cubs not only lost a challenge Sunday but manager Joe Maddon, who was ejected in the third inning.


8/2/2015 | Cubs face test this week vs. Wild Card foes

If the Cubs want to gain some ground in the Wild Card race, this week will be a good time to do so as they face both the Pirates and Giants, the two teams ahead of them. Manager Joe Maddon sticks to a "one day at a time" approach. The Pirates and Giants both have postseason experience, something the young Cubs don't have.


8/2/2015 | Haren indicates Cubs stint may be swan song

Acquired on Friday from the Marlins, Dan Haren will make his Cubs debut Wednesday in the series finale against the Pirates. When the trade was finalized, Haren posted on his Twitter account that he would be wearing No. 50.


8/2/2015 | Lester, Liriano set to open NL Central matchup

With the Wild Card race heating up, the Pirates and Cubs will renew their National League Central Division rivalry with a three-game series from PNC Park starting on Monday. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. ET.


8/2/2015 | Schwarber's approach impressing Maddon

Kyle Schwarber passed more tests Saturday night in his crash course on how to play in the big leagues. The rookie hit his fourth big league home run in the Cubs' 4-2 victory over the Brewers, but he also battled starter Matt Garza in an 11-pitch at-bat, and coaxed relievers Jason Motte and newcomer Tommy Hunter in a stressful ninth.


8/1/2015 | With another homer, Rizzo halfway to history

Look out, Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. Anthony Rizzo is heating up.


8/1/2015 | Cubs taking aim at fifth straight victory in finale

Clayton Richard will be added to the Cubs' roster as they look to complete a four-game sweep of the Brewers, who will turn to Kyle Lohse, in Sunday's series finale at Miller Park.


8/1/2015 | Rizzo continues to torment Brewers

Anthony Rizzo belted his fourth homer in as many games, a three-run shot in the third, and rookie Kyle Schwarber added a solo home run to power the Cubs to a 4-2 victory Saturday night over the Brewers for their fourth straight win.


8/1/2015 | Haren to make Cubs debut Wednesday

New Cubs pitcher Dan Haren posted on Twitter that he had landed in Milwaukee, and the right-hander will make his first start on Wednesday in the series finale against the Pirates.


8/1/2015 | Deal allows Hunter to be close to ailing mother

Tommy Hunter could not have been traded to Chicago at a better time. It's not that the right-handed reliever didn't like pitching for the Orioles, but now that he's with the Cubs, he'll be closer to his mother, who is battling cancer.


8/1/2015 | Starlin relaxes as trade winds pass through

As much as Starlin Castro tried to tune out all the rumors leading up to the Trade Deadline, it wasn't easy. He got frustrated and had to reprimand some family members who called to ask about the gossip.


8/1/2015 | Strange brew: Hammel finds tonic vs. Crew

The Cubs have reinforcements coming with the Friday additions of pitchers Dan Haren and Tommy Hunter, but the best news may have been that starter Jason Hammel had his best outing since a minor leg injury in early July. Of course, Miller Park may have had something to do with Hammel's success.