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5/5/2015 | Well-traveled Varvaro ready to help Cubs

Anthony Varvaro was a little surprised when the Red Sox designated him for assignment. Varvaro is now with the Cubs. He was selected off waivers on May 3, and joined the team on Tuesday.

5/5/2015 | Russell, Varvaro join 'pen in flurry of moves

The Cubs re-stocked the bullpen on Tuesday, adding right-hander Anthony Varvaro and lefty James Russell. Right-hander Gonzalez Germen was optioned to Iowa, and outfielder Chris Denorfia was placed on the 15-day disabled list

5/5/2015 | Bryant showing impressive plate discipline

Kris Bryant is doing things no Cubs player has done before. He's the first Cubs player since at least 1914 to reach base safely five times in a game twice within his first 16 games.

5/5/2015 | Lester battles Lynn as Cubs try to slow Cardinals

Jon Lester looks to halt the Cubs' losing streak at end the Cardinals' winning streak when he battles Lance Lynn on Wednesday in St. Louis.

5/5/2015 | Cards, Carpenter down Cubs for 8th straight 'W'

Off to their best start (through 26 games) in modern franchise history, the Cardinals scored another come-from-behind victory -- this one a 7-4 win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium -- to run their winning streak to eight on Tuesday. It's the longest winning streak by the club since July 2010.

5/5/2015 | Two Wrigley bleacher sections open Monday

Wrigley Field will nearly be back to normal with the opening of the left- and center-field bleachers on Monday. The opening of the left- and center-field bleachers will coincide with the Cubs Charities' "Pink Out," presented by Advocate Health Care. Each fan in the bleachers that day will receive a pink T-shirt to promote breast cancer prevention awareness and celebrate moms and women everywhere who are survivors.

5/4/2015 | Denorfia headed to DL with hamstring strain

Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia had to leave Monday's game against the Cardinals in St. Louis after aggravating his left hamstring while running the bases.

5/4/2015 | Cubs expecting more in power department

Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell each hit solo shots in Monday's 10-9 loss in St. Louis, giving the Cubs 20 homers for the season, which now ties them for seventh in the National League. Cubs manager Joe Maddon expected more.

5/4/2015 | Soler sits; Cubs name Minors' best for April

Jorge Soler did not start Monday. Double-A Tennessee infielder Dan Vogelbach and Class A South Bend right-handed pitcher Jeremy Null were named the Cubs' Minor League player and pitcher of the month for April, respectively.

5/4/2015 | Lyons makes spot start for Cards vs. Hendricks, Cubs

Tuesday would've been Adam Wainwright's turn in the Cardinals' rotation, but instead, Tyler Lyons will make the start in the second game of a four-game series against Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs.

5/4/2015 | Wild 1st sets tone as Cards outslug Cubs

Following a trio of walk-off wins over the weekend, the Cardinals rolled their winning streak to seven by erasing an early five-run deficit and snatching a 10-9 victory from the Cubs in Monday's series opener at Busch Stadium. The win improved the Cardinals to 19-6, marking their best start through 25 games in modern franchise history.

5/4/2015 | Syndergaard headlines Prospect Team of the Week

Noah Syndergaard threw a seven-inning shutout in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday, then came back five days later with seven more scoreless innings. His performance was the most impressive among prospects for the week of April 27-May 3.

5/4/2015 | MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners

Thirty winners were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball in the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest.

5/3/2015 | Hammel has to battle to earn quality start

Jason Hammel didn't lose to the Brewers on Sunday, but couldn't quite get the win. The right-hander threw his second consecutive quality start, and did not get a decision in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Brewers

5/3/2015 | Jackson settling in as a reliever

The Cubs' Edwin Jackson seems to be making the transition from starter to reliever. The right-hander has not given up an earned run over nine innings in his last six outings, and held opponents to a .171 average.

5/3/2015 | Bryant not worried about home run numbers

Kris Bryant led the Minor Leagues with 43 home runs last season and paced the Major Leagues in Spring Training with nine, but has yet to connect in his 15 games so far with the Cubs.

5/2/2015 | Arrieta struggles with rhythm in loss to Brewers

Jake Arrieta gave up a season-high four runs on seven hits over five innings, snapping a stretch of 15 consecutive quality starts at Wrigley Field dating to Sept. 25, 2013. That was all the Brewers needed to post a 6-1 win on Saturday and even the series.

5/2/2015 | Russell, Rizzo are OK after collision

First baseman Anthony Rizzo and second baseman Addison Russell survived a full-speed collision in the second inning of Saturday's 6-1 loss, and fortunately, there was no blood.

5/2/2015 | Cubs' Soler to adjust 'mental mechanics' at leadoff

For the first time this season, Jorge Soler was moved into the Cubs' leadoff spot. It's part of manager Joe Maddon's effort to get the rookie outfielder to adjust the mental part of his game and try to get back on track.

5/2/2015 | Nelson, Hammel to battle in series deciding game

Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson will aim for a bounce-back outing while Cubs starter Jason Hammel seeks more of the same when the teams conclude a three-game series on Sunday

5/1/2015 | Never a reason to worry about Lester

We recognize that everyone likes to have something silly to freak out about. But come on, Cub fans, were you really worried about Jon Lester?

5/1/2015 | First Majors homer shows Russell he belongs

Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave Addison Russell Wednesday off so the 21-year-old infielder could catch his breath, sit back and watch the game. The message Maddon was trying to convey was that Russell belongs here. On Friday, Russell proved it.

5/1/2015 | Lester's first Cubs win a 'big day'

David Ross could tell that Jon Lester had found his groove again on Friday. The left-hander's pitches were crisper, there was a little more velocity on his fastball and his curve was effective.

5/1/2015 | Russell blasts first HR as Lester blanks Crew

If you thought Addison Russell would homer before Kris Bryant, you were right. Russell, the Cubs' No. 2 prospect, connected on his first big league homer in the third to give Jon Lester all the support he needed in a 1-0 victory Friday over the Brewers.

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