2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
49-51, 4th in NL Cent
Bryant and Rizzo hit back-to-back homers (0:55)
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3dJesse Rogers

Cubs' Wieck to undergo second heart procedure

For the second time in two years, Chicago Cubs lefty Brad Wieck will undergo a heart ablation procedure stemming from an irregular heartbeat, the team announced on Friday.

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A day after mtg several activist fans who've had severe injuries to themselves or family on balls hit into the stands, Sen. Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Comm. Rob Manfred Wed. re: MLB/MiLB fan safety. A Durbin statement noted 2019 extensions of MLB netting beyond dugouts & said, "Let's continue to build on the progress made…so we can attend a ballgame with our kids and grandkids without fear for their safety, no matter where we're seated." He didn't release details of the talks.

Which All-Stars could be dealt at the MLB trade deadline? (2:54)
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10dJesse Rogers

Cubs trade Pederson to Braves for 1B prospect

Bryce Ball, acquired in the deal for Joc Pederson, was a 24th-round pick for the Braves in 2019 and has compiled a .377 on-base percentage over two seasons in the minors.


Hendricks wins 10th straight, Cubs beat Diamondbacks 5-1

— Kyle Hendricks outpitched Madison Bumgarner in six effective innings for his 10th straight win and the Chicago Cubs opened the second half of the season with a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.


Spain & Fitz: SOLO SPAIN on a FRIYAY!

Brian Windhorst joins to talk about the replacements for Beal and Love on the USA men's hoops team & expectations for Finals Game 5. Bleacher Report's Ari Chambers talks the biggest WNBA news at the Olympic break, a "Nod to the Pod" with the Sports Innovation Lab's Angela Ruggiero on the money to be made in women's sports, and The Ringer's Mirin Fader on her new book on Giannis. Carolyn Peck discusses the USA women's basketball team and Liz Cambage leaving Team Australia, Jeff Passan on the Yankees' COVID outbreak and MLB trades, and Spain closes the show with an Olympic essay and a story about meat showers.

Will the Cubs and Yankees be active at the trade deadline? (2:29)

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.22528th
On Base Percentage.30524th
Slugging Percentage.39420th
Earned Run Average4.0814th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st