The Cubs beat the Reds 15-7 on Sunday to spit four games in Cincinnati.
Everything about this game was strange, starting with a matchup of bottom-of-the-barrel teams taking place in a national CBS telecast on a Sunday.
Cubs right-hander Shane Greene made his Cubs debut on Sunday, but Canario has yet to make his MLB debut.
After two rebuilds over a decade, fans deserve the excitement of a division race.
Notes: Reds dealing with COVID-19 outbreak during series against Cubs.
Cubs general manger Carter Hawkins played baseball with Swanson’s older brother when they were teenagers.
The Cubs won the first game 6-2 but lost the second 3-2 in a walk-off.
The Cubs recalled Canario and selected right-hander Shane Greene from Triple-A Iowa before their doubleheader Friday against the Reds.
Waddle, who co-hosts the afternoon show on ESPN 1000, will join host Taylor McGregor on “Bears Den,” a 30-minute show that will air on Thursdays during the season.
MLB teams get two extra roster spots beginning Friday.
The Cubs won two out of three games against NL Central-leading Milwaukee this week.
Notes: Marcus Stroman threw long toss Wednesday morning, a promising sign in his recovery.
“I know I’m not great,” Ross told the Sun-Times. “But I want to be great.”
Steele, Mark Leiter Jr., Julian Merryweather and Adbert Alzolay combined for a shutout in the Cubs’ 1-0 victory.
Notes: Expanded rosters go into effect at the end of the week.
The Cubs sunk to five games behind the Brewers, who have won nine in a row and have their best starting pitchers — Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff — lined up Tuesday and Wednesday.
Happ homered in his first at-bat Monday against the Brewers.
Baseball by the Numbers: His first game Saturday was impressive, to be sure, but it still was only one game.
Suzuki hit two doubles and drew two walks in the Cubs’ 10-1 victory Sunday against the Pirates.
Amaya was behind the plate for Wicks’ major-league debut Saturday.
The move opened a spot on the active roster for left-hander Jordan Wicks, who started Saturday against the Pirates.
The left-hander, who has a six-pitch arsenal, is into “reading swings” more than the movement characteristics of his pitches.
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Since the trade deadline, each trip to a major market has come with questions about Bellinger’s impending free agency.