Expect 2011 Chicago Cubs first-round pick Javier Baez to return to the big leagues as soon as Tuesday when rosters can expand.
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In his list of teams he would accept a trade to, Chase Utley said the Dodgers presented his former team -- the Phillies -- the most attractive deal.
The Dodgers are hoping that Chase Utley's heady, aggressive baserunning style will rub off on his teammates.
Jason Hammel matched Clayton Kershaw for a while, but the Cubs got sloppy in the sixth inning and the Dodgers made them pay for it.
The Cubs took their lumps in facing Clayton Kershaw, but hope the experience will pay dividends if they make the postseason.
Don't be fooled by Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel's final pitching line or the final score of the game Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Clayton Kershaw strikes out 14 as #Dodgers top Cubs, 4-1. #WeLoveLA
Clayton Kershaw struck out a season high-tying 14 to win for the first time in three outings and the NL West-leading Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-1 Friday night in the series opener.
Clayton Kershaw ties his season high with 14 strikeouts as Dodgers beat Cubs, 4-1. He has 76 K since the All-Star break.
Final: Dodgers 4, Cubs 1
Clayton Kershaw continued his hot stretch as he fanned a season-high-tying 14 over eight innings and gave up just one run. The reigning MVP has allowed one earned run or fewer in 10 of his past 11 starts. Box score
Rizzo sends one deep off Kershaw
Anthony Rizzo's home run off Clayton Kershaw was calculated at 441 feet, tied for the longest homer the reigning MVP has allowed in his career (Ryan Spilborghs, May 27, 2009 at Coors Field). Follow live
Dodgers go for 4th straight as Cubs visit
Chicago faces a Cy Young candidate for the 2nd straight game when they meet Clayton Kershaw, who has given up one earned run or fewer in nine of his past 10 starts. Follow live
Fernando Rodney hopes to turn around a dismal season by joining the Cubs and Joe Maddon, whom he played for in Tampa.
Giants right-hander Matt Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday with irritation in his pitching elbow and received a cortisone injection to help it calm down.
Maddon plenty confident in Rodney
Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't seem bothered by Fernando Rodney's absolute implosion of a season. Here's why he's still confident Chicago's newly acquired reliever can bounce back. MLB rumors roundup
The Cubs will battle the Dodgers this weekend with a new bullpen arm in righty Fernando Rodney
ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney covers the Mets' offensive production, Alex Rodriguez's recent slump, the Cubs' acquisition of Fernando Rodney, the NL West race and the structure of the playoffs.
Cubs fans have been waiting patiently to see SS prospect Javier Baez rejoin the Cubs. If called up, can he fill Starlin Castro's shoes immediately? Find out (Insider)
Madison Bumgarner shut down the Cubs as the Giants piled up the runs in a home victory.
Dan Haren's struggles in the Chicago Cubs' rotation continue in loss to San Francisco Giants.
Cubs-Astros not the top matchup?
What could be more exciting than the Cubs trying to end their curse against the upstart Astros in the World Series? David Schoenfield has another matchup in mind. Best World Series matchups
#MadBum dominates with 12 Ks as #SFGiants take rubber match over Cubs. #WeAreGiant
The playoff-contending Chicago Cubs have acquired struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for cash or a player to be named later.
Kelby Tomlinson hit a grand slam for his first career home run and Marlon Byrd added a three-run shot, leading Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 9-1 on Thursday
Cubs no match for Madison Bumgarner
The LHP tossed six innings of 1-run ball and struck out 12 Cubs in the Giants' 9-1 win. With back-to-back wins, San Francisco is 2.5 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West and 5.5 games behind the Cubs for the second NL wild card. Box score
Cubs @ Dodgers
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