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Rizzo homers, Cubs hold off Nationals’ rally for 6-5 win

Anthony Rizzo homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and the Chicago Cubs held off the Washington Nationals for a 6-5 victory Sunday night.

Riley, Teheran pace Braves’ attack in win over Cardinals

  Portion of ticket sales for ‘Evansville Day’ at Cards game to benefit Reitz grad

Stephenson and the Reds host division foe Chicago

Yasiel Puig singles in 10th as Reds rally past Cubs 6-5

Austin Riley homers in MLB debut, Braves blank Cardinals 4-0

Cubs face the Reds following Hendricks’ strong performance

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Hendricks has 2-run 2B, pitches into 9th; Cubs top Reds 3-1

Cards hit 4 HRs to support Flaherty in 14-3 win over Braves

Eickhoff; Freeland, Both Start Tuesday Night

Roark gets the start for Reds in series opener against Hendricks, Cubs

Lester pitches Cubs past Brewers 4-1 for series win

Sandoval’s homer, 3 hits help Giants beat Reds 6-5

Bell has 5 RBIs, Pirates take 3rd straight from Cards, 10-6

Josh Bell homered and drove in a career-high five runs and Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking, pinch-hit double to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Piscotty homer in 13th lifts A’s past Reds 5-4

Stephen Piscotty homered leading off the bottom of the 13th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Heyward homer gives Cubs 3-2 win in 11th in Russell’s return

Jason Heyward homered leading off the 11th inning to lift the surging Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night in Addison Russell’s return to the majors.

Eickhoff allows 3 hits in 8 innings, Phillies blank Cards

Jerad Eickhoff allowed three hits in eight innings, César Hernández homered and drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Wednesday.

Cubs investigating fan’s ‘offensive’ hand gesture

Urena scheduled to start for Miami against Chicago

Athletics’ Fiers throws 2nd career no-hitter, beats Reds 2-0

Bryant’s 3-run HR gives Cubs 5-2 win over Marlins

Harper’s grand slam keys Phillies’ 11-1 rout of Cardinals

Smith, Marlins to take on Lester, Cubs

Cubs bullpen goes wild, Marlins rally in 9th to win 6-5

Pedro Strop walked three batters in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins took advantage, rallying for three runs to pull out a 6-5 victory Monday night that ended the Chicago Cubs' winning streak at seven games.

Cardinals back Mikolas with 3 HRs in 6-0 win over Phillies

Miles Mikolas pitched seven stellar innings and Yadier Molina hit one of three home runs that powered the St. Louis Cardinals past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Monday night.

Buzzed: Swarm of bees forces delay to Giants-Reds game

A swarm of bees settled above the backstop screen shortly before the first pitch, prompting an 18-minute delay to the start of a game between the Giants and Reds.

Cubs pound Cardinals 13-5 for 7th straight win

Kris Bryant hit his fourth career grand slam in Chicago's six-run eighth inning and the Cubs pounded the St. Louis Cardinals 13-5 on Sunday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory.

Hendricks 4-hitter as Cubs beat Cards 4-0, win 5th in row

Kyle Hendricks needed just 81 pitches for a four-hitter, Anthony Rizzo homered for his third straight game and the Chicago Cubs beat the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Friday.

Chicago hosts St. Louis, looks to build on Lester’s strong performance

St. Louis Cardinals (20-11, first in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (16-12, second in the NL Central)

Strasburg fastest to 1,500 Ks, Nationals beat Cardinals 2-1

Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings than any pitcher in major league history, and the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 after a long rain delay Thursday to salvage the finale of a four-game series.

Reds call up Nick Senzel for MLB debut

The Reds have been grooming Senzel to play center field since spring training.

Thor strikes! Syndergaard HRs, goes 9 as Mets beat Reds 1-0

Noah Syndergaard became the first pitcher in 36 years to homer and throw a shutout in a 1-0 victory, lifting the New York Mets over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

Mikolas, Cardinals down Nationals 5-1 for 5th win in row

Miles Mikolas outpitched Max Scherzer, Marcell Ozuna had three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

Cubs jump on Mariners, Lester allows 1 hit in 11-0 rout

Jon Lester and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Javier Baez homered and doubled during Chicago's six-run second inning, and the Cubs beat the Seattle Mariners 11-0 on Wednesday for their 13th win in 17 games.

Mariners look to stop 3-game losing streak against Cubs

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Jon Lester (1-1, 2.37 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 19 strikeouts) Mariners: Marco Gonzales (1-0, 2.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)

Alonso’s sac fly gives Mets 4-3 win over Reds in 10

Rookie Pete Alonso hit a game-winning sacrifice fly off Cincinnati closer Raisel Iglesias in the 10th inning, and the New York Mets rebounded from a blown ninth-inning lead to beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Tuesday night and avoid dropping below .500 for the first time this year.

Cubs to option Russell to Triple-A when eligible to return

The Chicago Cubs will option shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa when he's eligible to return from his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy later this week.

Schwarber’s homer lifts Cubs to 6-5 win over Mariners

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer with two out in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory.

Cubs to take on Mariners on the road

Chicago Cubs (14-12, second in the NL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (18-13, second in the NL West)

Cardinals score 6 in 5th inning to beat Nationals 6-3

Harrison Bader homered to spark a six-run fifth inning as the surging St. Louis Cardinals rallied past Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Hernandez Ks 3 with bases loaded, Reds beat Braves 4-2

Reliever David Hernandez struck out three straight with the bases loaded, Eugenio Suarez drove in three and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Thursday night in a rain-delayed victory.

Ray set to start for Arizona against the Cubs

Chicago Cubs (12-11, second in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-11, second in the NL West)

Cubs’ Russell says he’s focused on becoming a better person

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell says he's focused on "trying to become a better person" since being suspended for 40 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

Lester solid in return, but Dodgers get past Cubs 2-1

Although it wasn't enough to keep the Cubs rolling, Jon Lester was pleased with his first outing in more than two weeks.

Cubs’ Strop earned save after his car was stolen

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop made a quick decision between completing the paperwork about his stolen car or helping his team beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Baez, Heyward hit 3-run HRs in 6th as Cubs beat Dodgers 7-6

Javier Baez and Jason Heyward each hit three-run homers in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame a wild start by Cole Hamels to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 Wednesday night.

Cubs’ Lester set to start Thursday against Dodgers

Lester is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in three starts.

Chicago hosts Los Angeles, aims to build on Quintana’s strong outing

Los Angeles Dodgers (15-10, first in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (11-10, third in the NL Central)

DeJong, Molina lift Cardinals over Brewers 4-3

Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking, leadoff homer in the eighth inning, Yadier Molina had three hits and two RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Tuesday night.

Quintana pitches 7 strong, Báez jukes, Cubs beat Dodgers 7-2

José Quintana pitched seven crisp innings in his third straight win, and the Chicago Cubs used a fast start to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Tuesday night.

Puig’s long homer helps Reds beat Braves 7-6

Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer in the first inning off the facade of the second deck in left-center field, and the Cincinnati Reds wasted an early lead and then rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 Tuesday night.

20 years ago: Cardinals’ Tatits makes baseball history

Its been 20 years since the unimaginable happened during the third inning of a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Iowa Cubs pitcher builds a low-cost tiny home, finds peace

Most players for the triple A Iowa Cubs live in hotels or apartments during the season, but one of their minor league pitchers has chosen to live in a self-built 104-square-foot tiny house this summer.

Quintana expected to start for Chicago against Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers (15-9, first in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (10-10, fourth in the NL Central)

Fowler’s 4 hits, 4 RBIs lead Cardinals over Brewers 13-5

Dexter Fowler had four-hit game in six years, hitting his first home run this season and driving in four runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5 on Monday night.

Rockies’ Kyle Freeland on injured list with finger blister

The 25-year-old's outing was cut short after 86 pitches because of the blister.

Reds drop series finale in San Diego

The Padres scored four times off Tyler Mahle in the deciding third inning as San Diego stopped the Reds three-game winning streak.

Hendricks strikes out 11, Cubs beat Diamondbacks 5-1

Kyle Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings in his first win, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Friday.

Chicago faces Arizona, aims to build on Hamels’ strong performance

Arizona Diamondbacks (10-9, third in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (8-9, fourth in the NL Central)

Votto hits 1st career leadoff homer in Reds’ 4-1 win

Votto, 35 and in his 14th big league season, was batting leadoff for the third straight game and just the fourth time in his career.

Reds’ Joey Votto pops out to first for 1st time in career

A remarkable baseball streak ended Wednesday when Joey Votto innocuously popped out to first base.

Hamels pitches 7 innings, Cubs complete sweep with 6-0 win

Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 6-0 win Wednesday night.

Dodgers tie MLB home HRs record in 3-2 win over Reds

A.J. Pollock hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers tied the major league record by homering in their 32nd consecutive home game during a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

Wacha, Cardinals cool off Yelich, beat Brewers 6-3

Michael Wacha cooled off NL MVP Christian Yelich, Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each went deep, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Wednesday to avoid being swept.

Cardinals face off against the Brewers in division matchup

St. Louis Cardinals (9-8, third in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12-6, first in the NL Central)

Marlins look to break 3-game slide

Chicago Cubs (7-9, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (4-14, fifth in the NL East)

Dodgers hit 37th homer to beat Reds 6-1, win 3rd in a row

The Dodgers lead the National League with 37 homers, tying the 1956 Cincinnati Reds for fourth-most through 19 games.

Yelich’s 3-run homer helps Brewers past Cardinals, 8-4

The Brewers have won nine of their last 10 against St. Louis, including four in a row.

Quintana goes 7 innings, Cubs beat Marlins 4-0

Jose Quintana gave up six hits in seven innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

MLB investigating racist message sent to Cubs’ Carl Edwards

Major League Baseball is investigating a racist message sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on social media this month.

Lopez expected to start as Marlins host Cubs

Chicago Cubs (6-9, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (4-13, fifth in the NL East)

Pederson’s HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Reds 4-3

Joc Pederson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night in Clayton Kershaw’s season debut.

Yelich’s 3 homers lift Brewers past Cardinals, 10-7

Christian Yelich hit three homers, including a pair of three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 on Monday night.

Cubs open series at Miami

Chicago Cubs (5-9, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (4-12, fifth in the NL East)

Quintana strikes out 11 in 7 innings, Cubs beat Pirates 2-0

The Cubs were in need of a strong outing by a starter, and Jose Quintana delivered.

Lyles sharp, Cervelli and Marte homer, Pirates beat Cubs 5-2

Jordan Lyles struck out 10 in crisp six innings to tie a career high, Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte homered off Yu Darvish, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Molina, Ozuna homer as Cards top Dodgers 7-2 for 4th in row

Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna homered, Jack Flaherty tossed six effective innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Wednesday night.

Pirates to face Cubs on the road

Pittsburgh Pirates (5-4, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (3-7, fourth in the NL Central)

Molina, Goldschmidt power Cardinals past Dodgers 4-0

Six St. Louis pitchers combined for a seven-hitter. The Dodgers stranded 13 runners and struck out 10 times.

Reds end 8-game skid, drub Marlins 14-0 with 5 HRs

The Reds hit five homers in all as they won for the first time since opening day. Their 2-8 mark matches last season's start.

Maddon says Lester likely to miss 1-2 starts for Cubs

Tyler Chatwood could fill in against Los Angeles.