MLB owners lock out players, 1st work stoppage since 1995

Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.

For Hoyer, pitching tops to-do list as Cubs try to regroup

Watching Kyle Schwarber launch another long home run against Gerrit Cole in a wild-card game brought back memories of the slugger’s drive to Allegheny River in 2015 for Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer.

Cubs edge Cardinals 3-2 in rain-shortened finale

Matt Duffy extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with a pair of run-scoring singles to help the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday in a game that was halted after seven innings by rain.