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Cubs Minor League Recap: 9/14/15

Myrtle Beach claimed Game 2 of the best-of-five Mills Cup Championship Series, blanking Wilmington on the road, 2-0. The Pelicans play for the Carolina League title on Wednesday at home.

  • DH Victor Caratini (.438) went 2-for-3 with two doubles (3), drew a walk and drove in both of the Pelicans’ runs (6). It marked his second game-winning RBI of the playoffs.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.333) finished 2-for-4 and scored twice.
  • RF Jorge Soler went 1-for-4 in his third rehab game.
  • RHP Tyler Skulina earned the win, tossing 5.0 scoreless frames and surrendering just one hit.
  • RHP David Berg earned his second save with a perfect ninth inning.

Cubs Lineup: 9/15/15, Game 1

Cubs vs. Pirates — PNC Park
First Pitch: 12:35 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP (8-6, 3.59 ERA)
Pirates Starter: Gerrit Cole, RHP (16-8, 2.54 ERA)
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Kyle Schwarber, LF
3. Chris Coghlan, RF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Kris Bryant, 3B
6. Miguel Montero, C
7. Starlin Castro, 2B
8. Jason Hammel, P
9. Addison Russell, SS

Cubs Minor League Recap: 9/13/15

Myrtle Beach claimed Game 1 of the best-of-five Mills Cup Championship Series, defeating Wilmington on the road, 3-2 in 10 innings. The second game is tonight at Wilmington.

  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng fanned four in 6.0 innings, giving up just one earned run.
  • RF Jorge Soler finished 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI in his second rehab game. He’s gone 2-for-6 with two doubles, two walks and two runs scored in his two games with the club.
  • C Victor Caratini went 3-for-5 with a game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen added a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RHP David Berg earned the win, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out two batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 9/10/15

Myrtle Beach topped Winston-Salem, 4-3, to tie up the three-game series. The Pelicans face the Dash at home tonight with the winner advancing to the Mills Cup Championship Series.

  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.333) went 3-for-5, knocked a double, plated two runs and scored once.
  • DH Chesny Young (.250) finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • LF Jeffrey Baez (.571) went 2-for-4, swiped a bag and scored once.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.143) was 1-for-4 with an RBI single.
  • RHP Brad Markey (0.00) took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, allowing just one unearned run and fanning eight batters in a season-high 8.0 innings.
  • RHP David Berg (0.00) earned the save, tossing a perfect ninth inning.

Cubs announce online registration details for postseason tickets sales

The Chicago Cubs have announced details for fans seeking the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets to potential postseason games at Wrigley Field. Beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. until Sept. 23 at noon, fans can register for a random drawing to win a chance to purchase single-game postseason tickets for a potential Wild Card Game and National League Division Series.* Registration will remain open throughout the postseason at, with cut-off times for drawings to additional potential series to be announced as the postseason unfolds.

Fans who register for the online ticket opportunity will be notified via email if they have been selected for a chance to purchase before single-game tickets go on sale. Those who are randomly selected from all eligible registrants will have a one-time chance to purchase a maximum of four tickets to a potential Wild Card Game or Division Series Game at Wrigley Field, pending availability. Tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Being selected in a drawing does not guarantee the opportunity to purchase tickets to a postseason game.

“We are excited to provide as many Cubs fans as possible with an opportunity to experience postseason baseball at Wrigley Field,” said Cubs Vice President of Sales and Partnerships Colin Faulkner. “We encourage anyone looking for a chance to purchase limited single game postseason tickets to register for the online lottery and act quickly if their name is selected.”

The number of potential postseason tickets that may become available to Cubs fans is limited as a result of ticket allocations to Cubs Season Ticket Holders and other partners. To provide a purchase opportunity to as many fans as possible, all registered fans who are not selected for early postseason contests will remain eligible for selection if the Cubs advance to subsequent rounds. Fans may only purchase tickets once during the postseason.

The postseason single-game ticket on-sale date and pricing will be announced at a later time. Single-game ticket buyers are encouraged to pay with MasterCard, the preferred credit card of the Chicago Cubs. Fans may visit for more information about potential single-game postseason ticket sales or call the Chicago Cubs Fan Services team at 773-388-8270 with any questions.

*Registration is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited; additional exclusions apply. Full terms and conditions are available at

Cubs Lineup: 9/9/15

Cubs vs. Cardinals — Busch Stadium
First Pitch: 12:45 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, LHP (9-10, 3.59 ERA)
Cardinals Starter: Carlos Martinez, RHP (13-7, 3.04 ERA)
TV: CSN Chicago, MLB Network; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Kyle Schwarber, LF
3. Chris Coghlan, RF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Tommy La Stella, 2B
6. Javier Baez, 3B
7. David Ross, C
8. Jon Lester, P
9. Addison Russell, SS

Cubs Lineup: 9/8/15

Cubs vs. Cardinals — Busch Stadium
First Pitch: 7:15 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP (7-6, 3.55 ERA)
Cardinals Starter: Michael Wacha, RHP (15-4, 2.69 ERA)
TV: CSN Chicago, MLB Network; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Starlin Castro, 2B
3. Chris Coghlan, LF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Kris Bryant, RF
6. Miguel Montero, C
7. Javier Baez, 3B
8. Jason Hammel, P
9. Addison Russell, SS

Cubs Minor League Recap: 9/7/15

South Bend closed out its campaign with a win, and Tennessee salvaged a doubleheader split to end the year. Both Iowa and Myrtle Beach finished the regular season on a losing note. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (80-64)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Second (-6.0)

Iowa allowed seven runs in the final two innings, falling 7-4 in the season finale at Round Rock. Iowa finished 80-64, the fifth-most wins in Iowa’s Pacific Coast League history.

  • CF John Andreoli (.277) went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base (33). It was his second straight multi-hit game. He led the team in stolen bases.
  • DH Mike Baxter (.279) finished 2-for-4 with a triple (3) and a run scored.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.259) went 1-for-4 with his team-high 18th home run.

Tennessee Smokies (37-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Tennessee closed out its 2015 season by splitting a doubleheader at Biloxi.

  • C Willson Contreras went 4-for-4 in Game 1 to raise his batting average to .333, clinching the Southern League batting title. Contreras is the first Smokies player to win the batting title since Joe Gate in 1978 and the sixth overall in club history. He finished the season with a six-game hitting streak (.444/12-for-27).
  • RHP Neil Ramirez fanned one batter in 1.0 scoreless inning of relief, collecting the win in Game 1.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.195) and C Tyler Pearson (.150) each tripled in Game 2, the only extra-base hits on the day for Tennessee.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (40-29)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

Myrtle Beach allowed five runs in the second inning, dropping a 5-4 decision at Wilmington in the regular season finale. The Pelicans will face Winston-Salem in the best-of-three Southern League Division Championship Series beginning Wednesday.

  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.268) went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI (34).
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.249) finished 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI (69).
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.271) reached three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks, one run scored and one RBI (54).
  • LHP Tyler Ihrig (2.86) fanned four batters in 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just two hits.

South Bend Cubs (36-34)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

South Bend closed out the 2015 season with a 3-0 shutout victory at Lake County.

  • DH Kevin Encarnacion (.276) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (17).
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.238) went 2-for-4 with a double (18), a run scored and an RBI (34).
  • RHP Trevor Clifton went 5-1 with a 1.96 ERA (8 ER/36.2 IP) in his final six starts.

Cubs announce tentative 2016 schedule

Major League Baseball and the Cubs announced the tentative 2016 regular season schedule Tuesday. The Cubs will open their 141st season at the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, April 5, with the Wrigley Field opener taking place the following Monday night, April 11, against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cubs will begin the 2016 campaign on the road for the 11th time in the last 15 seasons, and for the first time will begin a season in Interleague play. The Cubs open a season in the state of California for the first time since 1984 when they started off in San Francisco. They last opened a season in Los Angeles in 1960 against the Dodgers.

After two games against the Angels, the Cubs conclude their season-opening six-game, two-city road trip to Arizona for four games against the Diamondbacks, April 7-10. The Cubs begin their Wrigley Field slate the next day against the Reds, the start of a season-opening, six-game homestand against the Reds (April 11, 13-14) and the Colorado Rockies (April 15-17).

The 2016 schedule features Interleague play against the AL West and the annual home-and-home series with the White Sox. The pair of two-game series will be July 25-26 (at U.S. Cellular Field) and July 27-28 (at Wrigley Field).

In addition to the White Sox games, the Cubs Interleague schedule includes hosting three AL West opponents: the Rangers (three games, July 15-17), the Mariners (three games, July 29-31) and the Angels (two games, Aug. 9-10). The Cubs travel to the Angels to start the season, play at Oakland (three games, Aug. 5-7) and play at Houston (three games, Sept. 9-11). The season-opening series against the Angels is Chicago’s lone Interleague series prior to the All-Star Break.

The Cubs 2016 tentative schedule features five three-series homestands and five three-city road trips (after only two three-series homestands and two three-city road trips in 2015).

The Cubs are scheduled to host four holiday games in 2015: Mother’s Day, May 8, vs. Washington; Memorial Day, May 30, vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers; Father’s Day, June 19, vs. Pittsburgh; and the Fourth of July vs. Cincinnati. The Cubs will be on the road for Labor Day, Sept. 5, in Milwaukee.

The tentative 2016 Chicago Cubs regular season schedule follows. Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.

Date          Opponent            Time
04/05/16 @Los Angeles (AL)
04/06/16 @Los Angeles (AL)
04/07/16 @Arizona
04/08/16 @Arizona
04/09/16 @Arizona
04/10/16 @Arizona
04/11/16 Cincinnati 7:05
04/12/16 OFF
04/13/16 Cincinnati 7:05
04/14/16 Cincinnati 7:05
04/15/16 Colorado 1:20
04/16/16 Colorado
04/17/16 Colorado
04/18/16 @St. Louis 7:15
04/19/16 @St. Louis 7:15
04/20/16 @St. Louis 12:45
04/21/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
04/22/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
04/23/16 @Cincinnati
04/24/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
04/25/16 OFF
04/26/16 Milwaukee
04/27/16 Milwaukee
04/28/16 Milwaukee
04/29/16 Atlanta
04/30/16 Atlanta
05/01/16 Atlanta
05/02/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
05/03/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
05/04/16 @Pittsburgh 12:35
05/05/16 Washington
05/06/16 Washington
05/07/16 Washington
05/08/16 Washington
05/09/16 San Diego
05/10/16 San Diego
05/11/16 San Diego
05/12/16 OFF
05/13/16 Pittsburgh
05/14/16 Pittsburgh
05/15/16 Pittsburgh
05/16/16 OFF
05/17/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
05/18/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
05/19/16 @Milwaukee 12:40
05/20/16 @San Francisco 7:15
05/21/16 @San Francisco
05/22/16 @San Francisco 1:05
05/23/16 @St. Louis 7:15
05/24/16 @St. Louis 7:15
05/25/16 @St. Louis 12:45
05/26/16 OFF
05/27/16 Philadelphia 3:05
05/28/16 Philadelphia
05/29/16 Philadelphia
05/30/16 Los Angeles (NL)
05/31/16 Los Angeles (NL)
06/01/16 Los Angeles (NL)
06/02/16 Los Angeles (NL)
06/03/16 Arizona 3:05
06/04/16 Arizona
06/05/16 Arizona
06/06/16 @Philadelphia 7:05
06/07/16 @Philadelphia 7:05
06/08/16 @Philadelphia 1:05
06/09/16 OFF
06/10/16 @Atlanta 7:35
06/11/16 @Atlanta 7:10
06/12/16 @Atlanta
06/13/16 @Washington 7:05
06/14/16 @Washington 7:05
06/15/16 @Washington 4:05
06/16/16 OFF
06/17/16 Pittsburgh 3:05
06/18/16 Pittsburgh
06/19/16 Pittsburgh
06/20/16 St. Louis
06/21/16 St. Louis
06/22/16 St. Louis
06/23/16 @Miami 7:10
06/24/16 @Miami 7:10
06/25/16 @Miami 7:10
06/26/16 @Miami 1:10
06/27/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
06/28/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
06/29/16 @Cincinnati 12:35
06/30/16 @New York (NL) 7:10
07/01/16 @New York (NL) 7:10
07/02/16 @New York (NL)
07/03/16 @New York (NL) 1:10
07/04/16 Cincinnati
07/05/16 Cincinnati
07/06/16 Cincinnati
07/07/16 OFF
07/08/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
07/09/16 @Pittsburgh 4:05
07/10/16 @Pittsburgh 1:35
07/11/16 OFF
07/12/16 All-Star Game
07/13/16 OFF
07/14/16 OFF
07/15/16 Texas 3:05
07/16/16 Texas
07/17/16 Texas
07/18/16 New York (NL)
07/19/16 New York (NL)
07/20/16 New York (NL)
07/21/16 OFF
07/22/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
07/23/16 @Milwaukee 6:10
07/24/16 @Milwaukee 1:10
07/25/16 @Chicago (AL)
07/26/16 @Chicago (AL)
07/27/16 Chicago (AL)
07/28/16 Chicago (AL)
07/29/16 Seattle 3:05
07/30/16 Seattle
07/31/16 Seattle
08/01/16 Miami
08/02/16 Miami
08/03/16 Miami
08/04/16 OFF
08/05/16 @Oakland
08/06/16 @Oakland
08/07/16 @Oakland
08/08/16 OFF
08/09/16 Los Angeles (AL)
08/10/16 Los Angeles (AL)
08/11/16 St. Louis
08/12/16 St. Louis 3:05
08/13/16 St. Louis
08/14/16 St. Louis
08/15/16 OFF
08/16/16 Milwaukee
08/17/16 Milwaukee
08/18/16 Milwaukee
08/19/16 @Colorado 6:40
08/20/16 @Colorado 6:10
08/21/16 @Colorado 2:10
08/22/16 @San Diego 7:10
08/23/16 @San Diego 7:10
08/24/16 @San Diego
08/25/16 OFF
08/26/16 @Los Angeles(NL) 7:10
08/27/16 @Los Angeles(NL)
08/28/16 @Los Angeles(NL)
08/29/16 Pittsburgh
08/30/16 Pittsburgh
08/31/16 Pittsburgh
09/01/16 San Francisco
09/02/16 San Francisco
09/03/16 San Francisco
09/04/16 San Francisco
09/05/16 @Milwaukee 1:10
09/06/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
09/07/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
09/08/16 OFF
09/09/16 @Houston
09/10/16 @Houston
09/11/16 @Houston
09/12/16 @St. Louis 7:15
09/13/16 @St. Louis 7:15
09/14/16 @St. Louis 12:45
09/15/16 Milwaukee
09/16/16 Milwaukee
09/17/16 Milwaukee
09/18/16 Milwaukee
09/19/16 Cincinnati
09/20/16 Cincinnati
09/21/16 Cincinnati
09/22/16 OFF
09/23/16 St. Louis
09/24/16 St. Louis
09/25/16 St. Louis
09/26/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
09/27/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
09/28/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
09/29/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
09/30/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
10/01/16 @Cincinnati
10/02/16 @Cincinnati

Cubs Lineup: 9/4/15

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, LHP (8-10, 3.59 ERA)
Diamondbacks Starter: Zack Godley, RHP (4-0, 1.90 ERA)
TV: CSN Chicago, MLB Network; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Austin Jackson, RF
3. Chris Coghlan, LF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Kris Bryant, 3B
6. Javier Baez, 2B
7. David Ross, C
8. Jon Lester, P
9. Addison Russell, SS


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