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4/28/2016 | Bryant sustains mild ankle sprain on bases

Cubs left fielder Kris Bryant left Thursday's game vs. the Brewers with a mild right ankle sprain. He underwent an MRI as a precaution, and manager Joe Maddon was not certain if Bryant would miss any playing time.

4/28/2016 | Arrieta's home scoreless streak ends at 52 2/3

For the first time in what seems like forever, Jake Arrieta didn't look sharp, yet he still got a win and became the first Cubs pitcher to open a season 5-0 since Hall of Famer Greg Maddux in 2006.

4/28/2016 | Cubs cruise over Brewers behind Arrieta

Johnny Vander Meer's record is safe. Jake Arrieta did not throw another no-hitter and his scoreless-innings streak at home ended, but the right-hander did get the win in the Cubs' 7-2 victory over the Brewers on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

4/28/2016 | Arrieta, Bryant, Maddon earn Esurance Awards

The Cubs received a total of four Esurance MLB Awards. Jake Arrieta won the award for Best Starting Pitcher and Best Breakout Player of 2015. Kris Bryant was honored as Best Rookie, and Joe Maddon as Best Manager.

4/28/2016 | Cubs opt to keep prospect Contreras in Minors

With Miguel Montero going on the disabled list because of lower back stiffness, the Cubs could have promoted Willson Contreras, but manager Joe Maddon said he hoped to see the highly touted prospect later in the season.

4/28/2016 | Lester seeking first Wrigley win as Cubs host Braves

Jon Lester will try for his first win at home this season when the Cubs welcome the Braves on Friday in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Atlanta will counter with right-handed rookie Aaron Blair (0-1, 5.06 ERA).

4/28/2016 | Montero placed on DL; Cubs add Federowicz

Miguel Montero has had back problems before that were so painful he couldn't walk. The Cubs catcher has been bothered by lower back stiffness since the weekend, and on Thursday, he was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Monday.

4/28/2016 | Bradley, Payano among top prospect performers Wednesday

Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs.

4/27/2016 | Baez fine with part-time role for Cubs

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has told Javier Baez that someday he'll be in the lineup every day in the big leagues. But right now, Baez has accepted his role as a pinch-hitter and defensive sub.

4/27/2016 | Arrieta's no-no encore set for finale with Brewers

Jake Arrieta's effort to match Johnny Vander Meer and throw a second consecutive no-hitter was delayed by one day because of rain. The right-hander will try again Thursday when the Cubs and Brewers attempt to complete their series at Wrigley Field.

4/27/2016 | Repeat no-no? Arrieta's next chapter today

Jake Arrieta enters today's outing against the Brewers with a streak of 24 consecutive quality starts, including two no-hitters, the second of which came last Thursday at Cincinnati. His numbers during that span are mind-boggling: a 0.86 ERA, a 0.70 WHIP and a .150 opponent average.

4/27/2016 | Weather postpones Arrieta's follow-up act

Wednesday night's game between the Cubs and Brewers was postponed because of inclement weather. No makeup date was set, but Cubs ace Jake Arrieta was pushed back to Thursday.

4/27/2016 | Amazing run differential has Cubs off to scorching start

What does run differential say about the 2016 season? The sample size is small, of course, but the simple answer to that question to date can be summed up in two words: The Cubs.

4/27/2016 | Glasnow among top prospect performers Tuesday

After he struggled in his last start for Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates No. 1 prospect Tyler Glasnow returned to form Tuesday to fire six scoreless innings in a win against Durham.

4/27/2016 | Maddon commends Hendricks for 'getting it'

Kyle Hendricks had thrown 69 pitches over five innings, and expected to go deeper into the game Tuesday night. But Hendricks was lifted in what Joe Maddon called a National League moment. The Cubs right-hander didn't pout or whine about the move, and got kudos from his manager.

4/27/2016 | Quiet confidence aids Russell in big moments

During the Cubs' weekend series in Cincinnati, Addison Russell was hitting the ball hard, but right at defenders. On Tuesday, the shortstop found a perfect spot.

4/26/2016 | Arrieta on PED suspicions: 'I train properly'

A few of Jake Arrieta's teammates have relayed to him that other players suspect the Cubs pitcher is taking PEDs, and that's part of the reason for his success. Arrieta, responding to those suspicions and others raised in an article that appeared in USA Today on Tuesday, said the idea that he's cheating is idiotic.

4/26/2016 | Maddon: Cubs' plate approach yielding results

The Cubs began Tuesday leading the world in run differential, outscoring opponents, 119-51, but it's not because they're outslugging every other Major League team. Manager Joe Maddon said the players are sticking to their game plan.

4/26/2016 | Montero day to day with back stiffness

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers because of a stiff back, and his status was day to day. David Ross started in place of Montero, who was available if needed later in the game.

4/26/2016 | Double-take Jake? Arrieta set for no-hitter encore

Brewers manager Craig Counsell made an interesting comment when looking ahead to his team's Wednesday matchup against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta, who no-hit the Reds in his most recent start.

4/26/2016 | Gallo, Garrett among top prospect performers Monday

Baseball's No. 7 overall prospect Joey Gallo slugged his sixth and seventh home runs of the season on Monday, including a go-ahead blast in the top of the 12th inning to help push Triple-A Round Rock past Memphis, 6-5.

4/25/2016 | No doubt: Arrieta wins NL Player of the Week

Jake Arrieta's second career no-hitter came with an added bonus. The Cubs right-hander was named National League Player of the Week on Monday for the week ending April 24.

4/25/2016 | Rodgers, Bell, Happ lead Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

4/25/2016 | Freeze frame: 'Pen stays put for Arrieta's no-no

Last Thursday, Adam Warren sat down in the visitors' bullpen at Great American Ball Park and did not move. For nine innings, the Cubs reliever stayed in the same seat. He didn't get up to stretch or get a glass of water or take a bathroom break.

4/24/2016 | Hendricks on tap as Cubs return to Wrigley

The Cubs may finally have a chance to get settled into their new 30,000-square foot clubhouse. On Tuesday, the Cubs begin a stretch in which they will play 16 of their next 19 games at Wrigley Field, beginning with the Brewers.

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