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Paul Skenes fanned 11 across six no-hit innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the host Chicago Cubs 9-3 on Friday afternoon. Skenes (1-0) earned his first career win while making his second major league start. He struck out the first seven batters he faced and was perfect until walking Michael Busch with one out in the fifth. Busch was the only one to reach base against Skenes. Chicago did make Skenes work, though, preventing him from going the distance. He threw 100 pitches, 67 for strikes, and was replaced by Carmen Mlodzinski ahead of the home half of the seventh. Connor Joe finished with three hits and Jared Triolo and Yasmani Grandal each had two to go along with three RBIs for Pittsburgh,
Author: WDEZ 101.9 FM Great Country
Posted: May 18, 2024, 1:09 pm
Shota Imanaga is doing things that no pitcher has done for the Chicago Cubs in more than 100 years. Imanaga will attempt to continue the historic start to his major league career when host Chicago continues a four-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon. By logging five scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, Imanaga brought his ERA down to 0.96. No Cubs pitcher since at least 1912 had a lower ERA through his first eight starts of a season.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 18, 2024, 10:15 am
Cubs second baseman Nico Hoerner missed his fourth consecutive game on Friday, increasing the possibility he could need a stint on the injured list. Hoerner was scratched for Tuesday's 7-0 loss at Atlanta because of left hamstring tightness. Hoerner, a Gold Glove winner last year, is batting .269 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 41 games this season.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 17, 2024, 6:19 pm
The Chicago Cubs placed Colten Brewer on the 15-day injured list Friday with a lower-back issue and recalled right-handed pitcher Porter Hodge from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. Brewer’s IL stint is retroactive to May 14. Hodge, 23, is 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA (8 ER/11.0 IP) in 10 relief appearances in Triple-A this season after beginning the season...
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: May 17, 2024, 6:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Edward Olivares and Nick Gonzales homered, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday night. Olivares hit a two-run homer in the first inning. He also doubled and scored in the sixth against Justin Steele (0-1) to make it 5-3. Gonzales hit a solo drive in the fourth, and […]
Author: WGN Chicago
Posted: May 17, 2024, 12:47 pm
Ian Happ was back in the Chicago Cubs lineup Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates after taking a two-game mental break in Atlanta. The switch-hitting left fielder had been struggling from both sides of the plate, hitting .219 with no home runs and nine RBIs from the left side and .219 with one homer and four RBIs right-handed. The slump was pronounced over 29 games since April 9, ...
Author: Chicago Tribune
Posted: May 17, 2024, 12:18 am
The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Roansy Contreras from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash on Thursday. The Pirates designated the 24-year-old Contreras for assignment on Saturday to create room on the roster for Paul Skenes ahead of the prized pitcher's major league debut against the Chicago Cubs. Contreras, acquired as part of the trade that sent pitcher Jameson Taillon to the New York Yankees in January 2021, has struggled most of the past two seasons and was out of options.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2024, 10:55 pm
Buck has not called a baseball game since Game 6 of the 2021 World Series.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 16, 2024, 5:18 pm
The Pittsburgh Pirates were crushed 10-2 by the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field in Wednesday’s rubber match.
Author: WPXI
Posted: May 16, 2024, 5:06 pm
ATLANTA — After the first pitch of their game Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs had already scored more runs than they had in their previous two games combined. They added some more, and that was plenty for Javier Assad. Mike Tauchman homered on the game’s first pitch to finally get the Cubs on the scoreboard, […]
Author: WGN Chicago
Posted: May 16, 2024, 1:20 pm
ATLANTA — Since the beginning of spring training, Miles Mastrobuoni has understood his role and how he fits within the Chicago Cubs’ roster construction. Clear communication from manager Craig Counsell has been vital in knowing what is expected of him. Part of that reality for Mastrobuoni, 28, is that having a minor-league option means he will spend time this year at Triple A where he has ...
Author: Chicago Tribune
Posted: May 16, 2024, 1:22 am
The Cubs placed right-handed pitcher Keegan Thompson on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday due to a viral illness. They recalled left-handed pitcher Luke Little from Triple-A Iowa in reciprocal. Thompson is holding a 4.97 ERA through nine appearances on the bump this season. He’s struck out 19 total batters and walked just six this season. Thompson’s pitched through 12.2...
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: May 15, 2024, 8:56 pm