Kyle Hendricks dominated over six scoreless innings to win his eighth straight start, Kris Bryant homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 to avoid a two-game sweep. Willson Contreras and Patrick Wisdom also went deep, and the Cubs (41-33) won for only the third time in nine games. Hendricks extended the best streak of his career and the longest by a Cubs pitcher since Jake Arrieta won nine consecutive starts to bridge the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
Cubs' 'Space Jam' themed road trip is out of this world originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Cubs themed road trips are back, and, fittingly, they've gone Hollywood. Headed to Los Angeles for a four-game series with the Dodgers, the Cubs dressed for the occasion, rocking "Space Jam" themed attire on their flight Wednesday morning. Cubs manager David Ross, no stranger to themed road trips after playing under Joe Maddon from 2015-16, also got in on the fun.
Bryant all for sticky stuff changes: 'We were so stupid' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has noticed one difference during games since MLB began cracking down on sticky stuff, and it has nothing to do with spin rates. I’ve just seen the umpires getting a little more exercise, running in to check all the pitchers,” Bryant joked Tuesday night. It’s kind of funny.