20hRon Matejko, Special to

Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4 (13)

The Chicago Cubs opened a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-4 loss in 13 innings at Chase Field on Friday.

Diamondbacks beat Cubs in extras (0:56)
The top five surprising teams (3:24)
1dRon Matejko, Special to

Fresh start paying off for Miguel Montero

After nine years with the Diamondbacks -- and struggling at the plate the past two -- Cubs newcomer Miguel Montero is producing like his old self.

AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach
2dDavid Schoenfield

Thursday's power rankings

Madison Bumgarner shined as the San Francisco Giants beat Clayton Kershaw, while the Tampa Bay Rays took over first in the AL East.

AP Photo/Gregory Bull
2dJesse Rogers

Cubs' youth sparkles in San Diego

The Cubs moved to a season-best six games over .500 as homers by Kris Bryant and Addison Russell backed the stellar pitching of Kyle Hendricks.

Hendricks breaks down his pitching performance (0:42)
2dJesse Rogers

Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Padres 0

Rapid reaction from the Chicago Cubs' 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday, which saw Kyle Hendricks pitch a complete-game gem.

Actor Jeff Garlin visits the Cubs (1:03)
3dJesse Rogers

Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Padres 2

The Cubs got a solid outing from their bullpen and a key triple from Dexter Fowler in edging the Padres at San Diego.

Patrick Gorski/IconSportswire/AP Images
4dBuster Olney

Theo Epstein strikes again

In ESPN The Magazine's Pitchers Issue, Buster Olney explores why in the age of the pitcher, both the Cubs and the Red Sox are single-mindedly pursuing position players.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24420th
On Base Percentage.3259th
Slugging Percentage.38819th
Earned Run Average3.8313th
Quality Starts2214th


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