Chicago Cubs

Messages, art on Wrigley’s walls to give way to construction

CHICAGO (AP) – Wrigley Field’s days as the “Friendly Chalkboard” are coming to an end. The Chicago Cubs say they need to remove chalk messages and artwork left by fans on the ballpark’s exterior walls due to offseason construction. Fans have until 5 p.m. CST Tuesday. After that, final photographs will be taken and be displayed publicly at a later…

Fans leave Cubs items at grave of 1908 hero Johnny Evers

TROY, N.Y. (AP) – Some Cubs fans are hoping they can break a 108-year-old World Series championship drought by leaving items at the New York grave of the middle man in the team’s famed Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double-play combination. Johnny Evers (EH’-vers) was the second baseman for the Cubs team that won the 1908 World Series. He was immortalized a few years…

Cubs rout Indians 9-3, send World Series to deciding Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) – Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Tuesday night and forcing the World Series to a deciding Game 7. Indians ace Corey Kluber, dominant while winning Games 1 and 4, starts again on short rest Wednesday night at home against big league…

Indians edge Cubs 1-0 for 2-1 World Series lead

CHICAGO (AP) – Cody Allen escaped a ninth-inning jam and the Cleveland Indians pitched their fifth shutout this postseason, holding off the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Friday night for a 2-1 lead as the World Series returned to Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945. The Cubs put runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth before…

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

CHICAGO (AP) – Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in…

Cubs fire DJ who played song with references to violence

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have fired a DJ who played a song with references to violence after reliever Aroldis Chapman left the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. The DJ was fired for playing “Smack My B—- Up” by The Prodigy. Chapman served a 29-game suspension to begin the season under Major League Baseball’s new domestic…