• Red Sox get to Arrieta early, beat Cubs 5-4
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    Red Sox get to Arrieta early, beat Cubs 5-4

    BOSTON (AP) Against Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, the Red Sox didn't have time for a slow start Friday night - not exactly a strength for them this season.

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  • Benintendi, Red Sox rough up Arrieta, beat Cubs 5-4
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    Benintendi, Red Sox rough up Arrieta, beat Cubs 5-4

    BOSTON (AP) Andrew Benintendi hit a solo homer off Jake Arrieta during a five-run first inning and the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Friday night.

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  • Epstein feeling the love of two cities in return to Boston
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    Epstein feeling the love of two cities in return to Boston

    BOSTON (AP) Theo Epstein hadn't returned to his old office since he left in 2012, and he'd been itching to come back.

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  • Cubs invade Fenway to meet sockless Sox

    Cubs invade Fenway to meet sockless Sox

    BOSTON -- There was a time, and it wasn't all that long ago, when an interleague series between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox would have qualified as a Misery Loves Company Bowl.

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  • Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB
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    Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Gift Ngoepe might not have had the weight of the world on his shoulders but he felt like a continent was counting on him.

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  • Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB
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    Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Gift Ngoepe might not have had the weight of the world on his shoulders but he felt like a continent was counting on him.

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  • Cubs, Pirates seek better defense

    Cubs, Pirates seek better defense

    PITTSBURGH -- Heading into the finale of the three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park, neither manager was raving about his team's defensive play.

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  • Hendricks outduels Cole, Cubs top Pirates 1-0
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    Hendricks outduels Cole, Cubs top Pirates 1-0

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Kyle Hendricks spent the first weeks of 2017 trying to recapture the stuff he dealt so easily a year ago while posting the best ERA in the majors.

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  • Hendricks outduels Cole, Cubs top Pirates 1-0
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    Hendricks outduels Cole, Cubs top Pirates 1-0

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Kyle Hendricks rediscovered his 2016 form, limiting the Pittsburgh Pirates to four hits over six innings to outduel Gerrit Cole and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win on Tuesday night.

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  • Cole, Hendricks get rematch as Pirates host Cubs

    Cole, Hendricks get rematch as Pirates host Cubs

    PITTSBURGH -- The 2017 season is young, but a pitching rematch will take place Tuesday when the Chicago Cubs' Kyle Hendricks faces the Pittsburgh Pirates' Gerrit Cole at PNC Park.

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  • Cubs keep rolling, crush Pirates 14-3
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    Cubs keep rolling, crush Pirates 14-3

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Addison Russell set a career high with four hits, Jason Heyward homered for the third time in four games and drove in four runs as the Chicago Cubs jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 14-3 victory on Monday night.

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  • Cubs look for revenge against Pirates

    Cubs look for revenge against Pirates

    PITTSBURGH -- A week ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates cruised into Chicago and swept the Cubs in a three-game series. Now, the Cubs will get a chance for some comeuppance as they visit Pittsburgh for a three-game series.

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  • Contreras' slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds
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    Contreras' slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

    CINCINNATI (AP) After a sputtering start, the Cubs' offense is finally rolling. And it's no surprise that they're breaking out at Great American Ball Park, a place that's just their style.

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  • Contreras' slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds
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    Contreras' slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

    CINCINNATI (AP) Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots on Saturday, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

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  • Rizzo's HR rallies Cubs to 6-5 win over Reds in 11 innings
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    Rizzo's HR rallies Cubs to 6-5 win over Reds in 11 innings

    CINCINNATI (AP) With another dramatic homer, the Cubs showed they are still masters of the big comeback.

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