| May 5, 2012
| 7:11 AM
After hitting the Cubs' first pinch-hit homer of the season Friday, Joe Mather gets the start in center field Saturday against the Dodgers.
Manager Dale Sveum also has used Tony Campana and Reed Johnson in center since the trade of Marlon Byrd to the Red...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:19 PM
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson says Stephen Strasburg could miss his final two or three turns in the rotation during the regular season.
In his first full season following elbow ligament replacement surgery, Strasburg is 15-5 with a 2.85...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:55 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Third baseman Ian Stewart is the only left-handed batter in the Cubs' luneup Thursday against Brewers southpaw Randy Wolf.
Jeff Baker replaces Bryan LaHair at first base, Reed Johnson is in right field for David DeJesus and switch-hitting...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Luis Valbuena is the only left-handed hitter in the Cubs lineup Saturday against Boston southpaw Jon Lester.
The rest of the lineup bats from the right side, including Reed Johnson in right field, Jeff Baker at first base, Joe Mather in center field and...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 7:48 AM
The Cubs will have an entirely new outfield for their finale Sunday against the Astros at Wrigley Field.
Reed Johnson will play center and bat leadoff, while Jeff Baker plays right field and bats cleanup and Joe Mather plays left in place of Alfonso...
| Sep 17, 2012
Mike Minor threw six strong innings, Dan Uggla broke it open with a two-run single and the Atlanta Braves denied Gio Gonzalez his 20th win, completing a sweep of the first-place Washington Nationals 5-1 on Sunday night.
Minor (9-10) allowed five hits...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Reed Johnson gets the start in center field and Jeff Baker in right, as the Cubs use their right-handed lineup Saturday against Diamondbacks lefty Joe Saunders at Wrigley Field.
Manager Dale Sveum penciled in only two left-handed batters, Anthony Rizzo...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Samardzija gave up one hit over eight innings and Alfonso Soriano hit two run-scoring doubles as the Chicago Cubs cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Monday night.
Samardzija allowed only a fourth-inning infield...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:05 AM
State B Tournament in Milbank
B League Tournament
9 a.m. - Championship, Bears vs. Wolves, (D).
D Minor League Tournament
12:30 p.m. - Third place, Phillies vs. Astros (B); Championship, Yankees vs. Twins...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:04 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Good friends are gone, and the way Jeff Baker sees it, the Chicago Cubs have no one to blame but themselves.
Performances like this are what led to the shakeup.
Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Do you think Sox overpaid for Brett Myers? The player to be named later is most likely a high 2011 draft pick, which is why they have to wait. Jim F., Denver
Jim, thanks for your patience. I realize you submitted this question before the player to be...