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7/27/2014 | Maddux's Hall speech filled with gratitude, humor

While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.

7/27/2014 | Call at second stands after Matheny challenges

Matt Carpenter was called out in the third inning on a sideways slide into second base that invoked a challenge from manager Cardinals Mike Matheny.

7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends

The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.

7/27/2014 | Pair of lefties set to square off at Wrigley Field

Tsuyoshi Wada and Yohan Flande will both try for their first career wins when they square off on Monday night at Wrigley Field in the first of a four-game series.

7/27/2014 | Hendricks impresses, but Cubs' bats shut out

Matt Holliday belted his 10th home run with two outs in the first to back Adam Wainwright and lead the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory Sunday over the Cubs and take the series.

7/26/2014 | Despite great heights, Maddux true to roots

Greg Maddux surprised many when he decided that the hat on his Hall of Fame plaque would not include a team logo. But those folks who simply assumed that he would be inducted as a Brave were ignoring the genuine appreciation and love he has always had for the Cubs and the city of Chicago.

7/26/2014 | Cards' safe call stands, leads to run vs. Cubs

Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged whether the Cardinals' Jon Jay was safe at third on a stolen-base attempt Saturday.

7/26/2014 | Cubs fall in Arrieta's ninth straight quality start

Matt Adams drove in four runs and A.J. Pierzynski celebrated his St. Louis debut with three hits to lead the Cardinals to a 6-3 victory over the Cubs on Saturday, evening the series. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta gave up two runs in six innings, and Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Sweeney homered.

7/26/2014 | Cards vet, Cubs rookie set to clash in rubber match

The Cardinals will look to their ace, Adam Wainwright, in the rubber match against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Chicago will counter with rookie Kyle Hendricks, making his third Major League start.

7/26/2014 | Lights-out Ramirez to rest in Minors; Parker recalled

Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez is going to get a little breather. Since Spring Training, the Cubs have been concerned about the number of innings for their relievers, and on Saturday, they decided to option Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa and recall Blake Parker.

7/26/2014 | Inductees feel nervous energy for today's enshrinement

Listening to the six men who will be inducted today in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, it is definitely nervous time. Nervous for the moment, nervous for the experience, nervous for the instance they must stand up before about 50,000 fans on the stage behind the Clark Sports Center and make their individual speeches.

7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and

7/26/2014 | Cubs prospect Russell jacks two home runs

Shortstop Addison Russell, the Cubs' No. 3 prospect, homered in his first two plate appearances Friday, but it wasn't enough as Double-A Tennessee was edged by Mississippi, 9-8.

7/25/2014 | Cardinals' stolen base stands after replay

Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged whether second baseman Arismendy Alcantara tagged out the Cardinals' Kolten Wong at second on a stolen-base attempt in the eighth inning Friday.

7/25/2014 | Wood-en bat: Pitcher knocks third home run

There have been more than a few times when Cubs manager Rick Renteria was asked if he'd consider batting Travis Wood somewhere higher than ninth because of the pitcher's ability to hit. On Friday, Wood matched his single-season high with his third home run of the year, connecting in the fourth against the Cardinals' Joe Kelly.

7/25/2014 | Pitching staff shows grit as Cubs power past Cards

Ryan Sweeney drove in four runs, including three on his second homer of the year, Travis Wood hit a solo shot and Luis Valbuena smacked a go-ahead two-run blast with one out in the seventh to power the Cubs to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals on Friday in front of 41,534, the largest crowd of the season at Wrigley Field.

7/25/2014 | Emotions building for large Hall of Fame class

The speeches are just about written and a crowd perhaps in excess of 50,000 is expected Sunday for the induction ceremony of this memorable Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa.

7/25/2014 | Miller set for return to rotation against Cubs

Shelby Miller will return to the Cardinals' rotation after not starting since July 10 on Saturday at Wrigley Field. He'll face Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, aiming for his ninth straight quality start as Chicago looks to clinch the series.

7/25/2014 | Jackson slated to make next start vs. Rockies

Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson, who had to leave Thursday's game because of cramping in his right hand, was feeling fine on Friday, and he's not expected to miss his next start.

7/25/2014 | Sutcliffe fondly remembers young Maddux

Former Cubs All-Star pitcher and 1984 National League Cy Young Award winner Rick Sutcliffe remembers watching Greg Maddux pitch when he first joined Chicago in 1986.

7/25/2014 | Baez, Bryant, Soler bat 3-4-5 in Triple-A Iowa lineup

In the latest sign the future is moving ever closer to Wrigley Field, Cubs' prospects Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler batted 3-4-5 in Triple-A Iowa's lineup Thursday night.

7/25/2014 | Johnson tosses six scoreless innings for Tennessee

Outfielder Albert Almora debuted with Double-A Tennessee on Thursday and right-hander Pierce Johnson threw six scoreless innings to lead the Smokies to a 4-2 victory against Mississippi.

7/24/2014 | Jackson exits with cramping in right hand

Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had to leave Thursday's game after five-plus innings because of cramping in his right hand, a condition he's experienced in the past which has not forced him to miss a start.

7/24/2014 | Padres lose challenge on hit by pitch

Padres manager Bud Black challenged a call with a 3-1 lead over the Cubs in the fifth inning that would have given his team a decisive third out.

7/24/2014 | Castro misses double-play partner Barney

Starlin Castro still uses a glove that Darwin Barney had made for the two of them. However, the Cubs shortstop has not talked to Barney since the second baseman was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

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