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Almora homers, but Cubs edged by Giants
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The Giants continued to regain a semblance of respectability on Wednesday, as Jarrett Parker’s seventh-inning tiebreaking single lifted them to a 3-1 victory — and much more — over the Cubs.

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With Uehara ailing, Edwards finds form
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After three consecutive rocky outings last homestand in Chicago, the Cubs called on Carl Edwards Jr. on Tuesday. He put the past behind him, retiring all three batters he faced in the seventh inning.

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Hendricks looks to keep rolling vs. Giants
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The Giants and Cubs wrap up a three-game series Wednesday when two starters who have spent time on the disabled list this season face each other. San Francisco will send left-hander Madison Bumgarner to the bump while Chicago will start right-hander Kyle Hendricks.

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Cubs to embrace fun during Players Weekend
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Later this month, during the inaugural Players Weekend, Kyle Schwarber will be reminded of his early days on a baseball diamond. MLB and the Players Association on Wednesday unveiled their plans for the weekend, which will feature colorful, non-traditional uniforms with alternate designs. Players will have personalized nicknames in place of their last names. The […]

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Cubs held in check by Giants rookie
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Ty Blach delivered the kind of effort that should merit the San Francisco Giants left-hander some attention in the National League’s Rookie of the Year balloting, as he pitched seven resolute innings and slapped an RBI single Tuesday to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Chicago Cubs, 6-3.

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Maddon relishes memories in return to SF
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon felt his mind rewind when he approached AT&T Park on Monday. That’s because last time he was here, his team pieced together a historic four-run ninth inning in Game 4 of the National League Division Series to advance to the NL Championship Series.

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Quintana set to oppose slugging pitcher Blach
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Jose Quintana, making his first trip to the West Coast and fifth start since the Cubs acquired him from the White Sox, squares off against Giants rookie Ty Blach, who blasted his first career homer while pitching eight innings his last time out.

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Inside-the-park shot sparks Cubs to victory
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Appearing at AT&T Park for the first time since they mounted a four-run, ninth-inning rally to win Game 4 of the National League Division Series and advance to the NL Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs needed fewer dramatics Monday, racing to a five-run lead through five innings before holding on for a 5-3 triumph.

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Cubbie hare: Baez blazes to inside-park HR
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Cubs shortstop Javier Baez took full advantage of AT&T Park’s spacious outfield Monday, collecting his first career inside-the-park home run during the second inning of Chicago’s 5-3 victory over the Giants.

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Former Cubs skipper Baylor dies at 68
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Former big league slugger and manager Don Baylor died Monday after a struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 68.

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Scorching Contreras earns NL weekly honors
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Willson Contreras is making a name for himself during what has become a breakout sophomore season in Chicago, where he is swiftly grown into one of the best two-way catchers in the sport.

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LIVE Color Feed: Cubs vs. Giants
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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