CHICAGO — Matt Carpenter's homer streak is over. Jose Quintana was that good.
CHICAGO — Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth consecutive game and Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking double in St. Louis' three-run ninth inning, helping the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to split their day-night doubleheader.
CHICAGO — Already in the midst of a monster game, Matt Carpenter almost left too early.
CHICAGO — The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off.
Bryce Harper beat Kyle Schwarber in Monday's thrilling -- well, as thrilling as a gimmick event like that can be -- Home Run Derby.
WASHINGTON — If there's one thing we have learned about Willson Contreras in his last three seasons with the Cubs it's that he doesn't have an off switch.
SAN DIEGO — Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs are on top of the National League at the All-Star break.
ST. LOUIS — Mike Shildt wasn't sure what to expect in his first day as interim manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.
CHICAGO — Although the White Sox head into the All-Star break with nearly twice as many losses as wins, the players remain optimistic.
ST. LOUIS — Jose Peraza had a career-best five hits, Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and the Cincinnati Reds waited out a pair of rain delays before beating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 on Saturday night.
CHICAGO — Jorge Bonifacio served his suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, and he just wants to move on.
CHICAGO — Leury Garcia had three hits and three RBIs, All-Star Jose Abreu homered for the first time in July and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 9-6 on Friday night.
ST. LOUIS — Scooter Gennett and Dilson Herrera homered, Matt Harvey tossed five solid innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 on Friday night.
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CHICAGO — Carlos Rodon is healthy, and showing signs of rounding into the dominant starter the Chicago White Sox hoped he'd become.
SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey would prefer not to discuss his inflamed right hip, and notes that if it wasn't the reason he has to skip the All-Star Game it might still be a secret that he needs an injection once the first half wraps up this weekend.
CHICAGO — Slumping outfielder Dexter Fowler hit his fourth career grand slam, All-Star Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Chicago White Sox 14-2 on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina earned his ninth All-Star Game nod Monday evening as a replacement for Giants backstop Buster Posey, who is dealing with hip inflammation.
Joe Maddon flashed a smile that speaks of the homestand his Cubs had just experienced, going 7-1 despite trailing in every game. Nothing has been easy, which was partly why it was so sweet to watch Jason Heyward score from first base on a single in the seventh inning Sunday.
Jon Lester knew he was in line to be named to the National League All-Star team. The surprise came when fans voted catcher Willson Contreras and second baseman Javier Baez into the starting lineup.
SAN FRANCISCO — At some point, Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to give Pablo Sandoval a day off. It's just that Sandoval's bat, coupled with a slew of injuries in San Francisco's infield, is making it increasingly difficult to rest the portly third baseman.
CHICAGO — In registering a string of comeback wins, the Cubs have come through with big hit after big hit late in games.
HOUSTON — Houston's offense cooled off on Sunday after the Astros piled up 23 runs and 30 hits combined in their last two games.
HOUSTON — The Houston Astros' offense looks to be back on track.