2014 Chicago Cubs
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Record73–89 (.451)
Divisional place5th
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Owner(s)Tom Ricketts
General manager(s)Jed Hoyer
Manager(s)Rick Renteria
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The 2014 Chicago Cubs season was the 143rd season of the franchise, the 139th in the National League and the 99th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were managed by Rick Renteria in his only year as Cubs manager and played their home games at Wrigley Field as members of the National League Central Division.[1]

The Cubs began the season on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 31, 2014 and finished the regular season on September 28, 2014, on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Cubs finished the season with a 73–89 record to finish in last place in the Central Division.

This season marked the 100th season of play at Wrigley Field, though the Cubs did not start playing there until 1916. To mark the occasion, the Cubs wore different uniforms to represent each decade during ten homestands throughout the season.

Previous season

The Cubs finished the 2013 season 66–96 to finish in last place in the Central Division. Following the season, Dale Sveum was fired as manager on September 30, 2013. His total record with the Cubs in two years was 127–197. Rick Renteria was hired as the manager of the Chicago Cubs on November 7, 2013 and signed a three-year contract.[2]

Offseason

Spring training facilities

The Cubs opened a new spring training facility in Mesa, Arizona called Sloan Park. The park replaces HoHoKam Stadium which had been their spring training home since 1979.[3] With a capacity of 15,000, Cubs Park becomes the largest spring training stadium by capacity in Major League Baseball, surpassing Camelback Ranch in Glendale.[4]

Regular season

Opening day starters

Monday, March 31, 2014 at Pittsburgh Pirates

Name Pos.
Emilio Bonifacio CF
Starlin Castro SS
Darwin Barney 2B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Nate Schierholtz RF
Welington Castillo C
Mike Olt 3B
Junior Lake LF
Jeff Samardzija SP

Season standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 51–30 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543 2 51–30 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 0.506 8 42–39 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 0.469 14 44–37 32–49
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 17 41–40 32–49


National League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 96 66 0.593
Los Angeles Dodgers 94 68 0.580
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543
Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 0.506 6
New York Mets 79 83 0.488 9
Atlanta Braves 79 83 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 77 85 0.475 11
Miami Marlins 77 85 0.475 11
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 0.469 12
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 15
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 15
Colorado Rockies 66 96 0.407 22
Arizona Diamondbacks 64 98 0.395 24


Record vs. opponents


Source: Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–3 5–2 3–4 9–10 4–15 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 3–4 12–7 6–13 1–5 1–6 7–13
Atlanta 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 1–6 9–10 5–2 9–10 11–8 3–4 3–4 1–5 2–4 11–8 7–13
Chicago 2–5 1–5 8–11 5–2 3–4 4–2 11–8 5–2 3–3 5–14 3–4 2–4 9–10 3–4 9–11
Cincinnati 4–3 2–5 11–8 3–4 3–4 4–3 10–9 2–4 3–3 12-7 1–5 5–2 7–12 3–3 6–14
Colorado 10–9 3–4 2–5 4–3 6–13 3–4 1–6 3–4 3–3 2–4 10–9 10–9 1–5 1–5 7–13
Los Angeles 15–4 6–1 4–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 1–5 4–2 3–4 2–5 12–7 10–9 4–3 2–4 11–9
Miami 4–3 10–9 2–4 3–4 4–3 3–3 3–4 8–11 9–10 2–4 3–4 3–4 4–2 6–13 13–7
Milwaukee 4–3 2–5 8–11 9–10 6–1 5–1 4–3 4–3 3–4 12–7 3–3 2–4 7–12 2–4 11–9
New York 4–2 10–9 2–5 4–2 4–3 2–4 11–8 3–4 13–6 3–4 3–3 1–6 4–3 4–15 11–9
Philadelphia 4–2 8–11 3–3 3–3 3–3 4–3 10–9 4–3 6–13 1–6 4–3 2–5 4–3 10–9 7–13
Pittsburgh 4–3 4–3 14–5 7–12 4–2 5–2 4–2 7-12 4–3 6–1 3–3 4–2 8–11 3–4 11–9
San Diego 7–12 4–3 4–3 5–1 9–10 7–12 4–3 3–3 3–3 3–4 3–3 10–9 3–4 3–4 9–11
San Francisco 13–6 5–1 4–2 2–5 9–10 9–10 4–3 4–2 6–1 5–2 2–4 9–10 4–3 2–5 10–10
St. Louis 5–1 4–2 10–9 12–7 5–1 3–4 2–4 12–7 3–4 3–4 11–8 4–3 3–4 5–2 8–12
Washington 6–1 8–11 4–3 3–3 5–1 4–2 13–6 4–2 15–4 9–10 4–3 4–3 5–2 2–5 10–10


Detailed record vs. opponents

Game log

2014 Game Log: 73–89 (Home: 41–40; Away: 32–49)
March: 0–1 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 March 31 @ Pirates L 0–1 (10) Morris (1–0) Villanueva (0–1) 39,833 0–1
April: 9–16 (Home: 5–8; Away: 4–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
2 April 2 @ Pirates L 3–4 (16) Pimentel (1–0) Villanueva (0–2) 29,762 0–2
3 April 3 @ Pirates W 3–2 Hammel (1–0) Rodríguez (0–1) Strop (1) 11,418 1–2
4 April 4 Phillies L 2–7 Hernández (1–0) Wood (0–1) 38,283 1–3
5 April 5 Phillies L 0–2 Lee (2–0) Samardzija (0–1) Papelbon (1) 30,651 1–4
6 April 6 Phillies W 8–3 Villanueva (1–2) Burnett (0–1) 26,712 2–4
7 April 8 Pirates L 6–7 Watson (2–0) Strop (0–1) Grilli (2) 26,177 2–5
8 April 9 Pirates W 7–5 Hammel (2–0) Rodríguez (0–2) 28,247 3–5
9 April 10 Pirates L 4–5 Cole (2–0) Russell (0–1) Grilli (3) 25,502 3–6
10 April 11 @ Cardinals W 6–3 Grimm (1–0) Rosenthal (0–1) Rondón (1) 43,903 4–6
11 April 12 @ Cardinals L 4–10 Wainwright (2–1) Villanueva (1–3) 45,302 4–7
12 April 13 @ Cardinals L 4–6 Wacha (2–0) Jackson (0–1) Rosenthal (4) 44,135 4–8
April 15 @ Yankees Postponed (inclement weather) (Makeup date: April 16)
13 April 16 @ Yankees L 0–3 Tanaka (2–0) Hammel (2–1) Kelley (4) 36,569 4–9
14 April 16 @ Yankees L 0–2 Pineda (2–1) Wood (0–2) Warren (1) 40,073 4–10
15 April 18 Reds L 1–4 Simón (2–1) Samardzija (0–2) Broxton (2) 28,699 4–11
16 April 19 Reds W 8–4 Jackson (1–1) Cingrani (1–2) 32,966 5–11
17 April 20 Reds L 2–8 Bailey (1–1) Villanueva (1–4) 27,927 5–12
18 April 21 Diamondbacks W 5–1 Wood (1–2) Arroyo (1–2) 32,439 6–12
19 April 22 Diamondbacks W 9–2 Hammel (3–1) McCarthy (0–4) 35,381 7–12
20 April 23 Diamondbacks L 5–7 Cahill (1–4) Strop (0–2) Reed (4) 32,323 7–13
21 April 24 Diamondbacks L 2–5 Bolsinger (1–1) Jackson (1–2) Reed (5) 33,085 7–14
22 April 25 @ Brewers L 2–5 Garza (1–2) Villanueva (1–5) Rodríguez (10) 32,868 7–15
23 April 26 @ Brewers L 3–5 Estrada (2–1) Wood (1–3) Rodríguez (11) 40,008 7–16
24 April 27 @ Brewers W 4–0 Hammel (4–1) Peralta (3–1) 45,286 8–16
April 28 @ Reds Postponed (inclement weather) (Makeup date: July 8)
25 April 29 @ Reds L 2–3 Simón (4–1) Samardzija (0–3) Broxton (5) 17,579 8–17
26 April 30 @ Reds W 9–4 Jackson (2–2) Christiani (0–1) 21,847 9–17
May: 11–16 (Home: 5–5; Away: 6–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
27 May 2 Cardinals W 6–5 Wood (2–3) Wainwright (5–2) Rondón (2) 28,160 10–17
28 May 3 Cardinals W 3–0 Schlitter (1–0) Wacha (2–3) Rondón (3) 37,874 11–17
29 May 4 Cardinals L 4–5 Siegrist (1–1) Rondón (0–1) Rosenthal (8) 30,023 11–18
30 May 5 White Sox L 1–3 (12) Webb (3–0) Grimm (1–1) Lindstrom (5) 33,146 11–19
31 May 6 White Sox L 1–5 Putnam (1–0) Ramirez (0–1) 34,305 11–20
32 May 7 @ White Sox L 3–8 Danks (3–2) Wood (2–4) 21,075 11–21
33 May 8 @ White Sox W 12–5 Schlitter (2–0) Carroll (1–2) 26,332 12–21
34 May 9 @ Braves L 2–3 (10) Wood (3–5) Wright (0–1) 27,145 12–22
35 May 10 @ Braves L 0–2 Santana (4–0) Schlitter (2–1) Kimbrel (10) 30,658 12–23
36 May 11 @ Braves L 2–5 Harang (4–3) Jackson (2–3) Carpenter (2) 26,151 12–24
37 May 12 @ Cardinals W 17–5 Wood (3–4) Lyons (0–3) 44,434 13–24
38 May 13 @ Cardinals L 3–4 (12) Maness (1–2) Grimm (1–2) 43,627 13–25
May 14 @ Cardinals Postponed (inclement weather) (Makeup date: August 30)
39 May 15 @ Cardinals L 3–5 Wacha (3–3) Hammel (4–2) Rosenthal (11) 42,501 13–26
40 May 16 Brewers L 3–4 Lohse (5–1) Samardzija (0–4) Rodríguez (17) 35,771 13–27
41 May 17 Brewers W 3–0 Jackson (3–3) Garza (2–4) Rondón (4) 36,671 14–27
42 May 18 Brewers W 4–2 Wood (4–4) Estrada (3–2) Rondón (5) 37,631 15–27
43 May 20 Yankees W 6–1 Hammel (5–2) Tanaka (6–1) 38,753 16–27
44 May 21 Yankees L 2–4 (13) Claiborne (2–0) Veras (0–1) Robertson (9) 34,808 16–28
45 May 22 @ Padres W 5–1 Arrieta (1–0) Stults (2–5) Villanueva (1) 21,263 17–28
46 May 23 @ Padres L 1–11 Stauffer (2–0) Jackson (3–4) 26,489 17–29
47 May 24 @ Padres W 3–2 Wood (5–4) Buckner (0–1) Rondón (6) 42,107 18–29
48 May 25 @ Padres L 3–4 Kennedy (3–6) Hammel (5–3) Street (14) 32,167 18–30
49 May 26 @ Giants W 8–4 Samardzija (1–4) Petit (3–2) 42,257 19–30
50 May 27 @ Giants L 0–4 Hudson (5–2) Arrieta (1–1) 41,060 19–31
51 May 28 @ Giants L 0–5 Kontos (1–0) Jackson (3–5) 41,186 19–32
52 May 30 @ Brewers L 5–11 Estrada (5–2) Wood (5–5) 36,100 19–33
53 May 31 @ Brewers W 8-0 Hammel (6–3) Peralta (4–5) 42,332 20–33
June: 14–13 (Home: 9–7; Away: 5–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 @ Brewers L 0–9 Lohse (7–1) Samardzija (1–5) 36,277 20–34
55 June 3 Mets W 2–1 Rondón (1–1) Rice (1–2) 34,697 21–34
56 June 4 Mets W 5–4 Jackson (4–5) Eveland (0–1) Rondón (7) 28,185 22–34
57 June 5 Mets W 7–4 Grimm (2–2) Black (1–1) Ramirez (1) 28,833 23–34
58 June 6 Marlins W 5–3 (13) Villanueva (2–5) Slowey (1–1) 28,495 24–34
59 June 7 Marlins W 5–2 Samardzija (2–5) Wolf (1–2) Strop (2) 33,786 25–34
60 June 8 Marlins L 3–4 Dunn (5–3) Strop (0–3) Cishek (14) 33,134 25–35
61 June 9 @ Pirates L 2–6 Morton (3–7) Jackson (4–6) 24,075 25–36
62 June 10 @ Pirates W 7–3 Wood (6–5) Sadler (0–1) 31,567 26–36
63 June 11 @ Pirates L 2–4 Cumpton (2–2) Hammel (6–4) Grilli (10) 20,540 26–37
64 June 12 @ Pirates L 0–4 Vólquez (4–5) Samardzija (2–6) 25,431 26–38
65 June 13 @ Phillies W 2–1 Arrieta (2–1) Hernández (2–5) Ramirez (2) 26,154 27–38
66 June 14 @ Phillies L 4–7 Buchanan (2–3) Jackson (4–7) Papelbon (15) 31,524 27–39
67 June 15 @ Phillies W 3–0 Wood (7–5) Burnett (4–6) Ramirez (3) 41,238 28–39
68 June 16 @ Marlins W 5–4 Villanueva (3–5) Turner (2–5) Russell (1) 19,170 29–39
69 June 17 @ Marlins L 5–6 Dyson (1–0) Schlitter (2–2) Cishek (16) 20,860 29–40
70 June 18 @ Marlins W 6–1 Arrieta (3–1) Eovaldi (4–3) 27,032 30–40
71 June 20 Pirates W 6–3 Jackson (5–7) Morton (4–8) Rondón (8) 36,423 31–40
72 June 21 Pirates L 3–5 Worley (1–0) Wood (7–6) Melancon (11) 36,563 31–41
73 June 22 Pirates L 1–2 Cumpton (3–2) Hammel (6–5) Melancon (12) 33,573 31–42
74 June 23 Reds L 1–6 Broxton (3–0) Rondón (1–2) 27,747 31–43
75 June 24 Reds W 7–3 Arrieta (4–1) Bailey (7–4) 28,226 32–43
76 June 25 Reds L 1–4 Latos (1–0) Jackson (5–8) Chapman (14) 28,207 32–44
77 June 26 Nationals W 5–3 Ramirez (1–1) Stammen (0–3) Rondón (9) 28,867 33–44
78 June 27 Nationals W 7–2 Hammel (7–5) Roark (7–5) 30,683 34–44
79 June 28 Nationals L 0–3 Gonzalez (5–4) Beeler (0–1) Soriano (19) 35,770 34–45
80 June 28 Nationals L 2–7 Treinen (1–3) Samardzija (2–7) Detwiler (1) 32,267 34–46
81 June 30 @ Red Sox W 2–0 Arrieta (5–1) Peavy (1–7) Rondon (10) 37,814 35–46
July: 10–16 (Home: 6–7; Away: 4–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
82 July 1 @ Red Sox W 2–1 Strop (1–3) Uehara (3–2) Rondón (11) 36,748 36–46
83 July 2 @ Red Sox W 16–9 Villanueva (4–5) Workman (1–2) 37,055 37–46
84 July 4 @ Nationals W 7–2 Hammel (8–5) Roark (7–6) 41,274 38–46
85 July 5 @ Nationals L 0–13 González (6–4) Villanueva (4–6) 38,473 38–47
86 July 6 @ Nationals L 1–2 Clippard (6–2) Strop (1–4) Soriano (21) 32,941 38–48
87 July 7 @ Reds L 3–9 Leake (7–7) Jackson (5–9) 26,558 38–49
88 July 8 @ Reds L 2–4 Cueto (9–6) Wood (7–7) Chapman (18) 17,371 38–50
89 July 8 @ Reds L 5–6 Ondrusek (3–2) Rondón (1–3) 29,991 38–51
90 July 9 @ Reds L 1–4 Simón (12–3) Beeler (0–2) Chapman (19) 32,810 38–52
91 July 10 @ Reds W 6–4 Parker (1–0) Hoover (1–6) 31,983 39–52
92 July 11 Braves W 5–4 Rondón (2–3) Walden (0–1) 39,544 40–52
93 July 12 Braves L 6–11 Minor (3–5) Jackson (5–10) Carpenter (3) 36,806 40–53
94 July 13 Braves L 7–10 Teherán (9–6) Wood (7–8) Kimbrel (29) 36,363 40–54
85th All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota
95 July 18 @ Diamondbacks L 4–5 De La Rosa (1–0) Schlitter (2–3) Reed (22) 32,619 40–55
96 July 19 @ Diamondbacks L 3–9 Miley (6–6) Wood (7–9) 32,528 40–56
97 July 20 @ Diamondbacks L 2–3 Collmenter (8–5) Arrieta (5–2) Reed (23) 37,131 40–57
98 July 22 Padres W 6–0 Hendricks (1–0) Stults (3–12) 32,730 41–57
99 July 23 Padres L 3–8 Kennedy (8–9) Wada (0–1) 30,718 41–58
100 July 24 Padres L 3–13 Ross (9–10) Jackson (5–11) 31,321 41–59
101 July 25 Cardinals W 7–6 Grimm (3–2) Siegrist (1–2) Rondón (12) 41,534 42–59
102 July 26 Cardinals L 3–6 Choate (2–2) Russell (0–2) Rosenthal (31) 41,927 42–60
103 July 27 Cardinals L 0–1 Wainwright (13–5) Hendricks (1–1) Rosenthal (32) 35,256 42–61
104 July 28 Rockies W 4–1 Wada (1–1) Flande (0–3) Rondón (13) 29,702 43–61
105 July 29 Rockies W 4–3 (16) Baker (1–0) Matzek (2–5) 28,590 44–61
106 July 30 Rockies L 4–6 (10) Scahill (1–0) Wright (0–2) Ottavino (1) 29,491 44–62
107 July 31 Rockies W 3–1 Arrieta (6–2) Hernández (0–1) Rondón (14) 35,729 45–62
August: 16–14 (Home: 7–6; Away: 9–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
108 August 1 @ Dodgers W 8–2 Hendricks (2–1) Haren (8–9) 47,900 46–62
109 August 2 @ Dodgers L 2–5 (12) Wright (4–2) Parker (1–1) 53,354 46–63
110 August 3 @ Dodgers W 7–3 Jackson (6–11) Beckett (6–6) 44,713 47–63
111 August 5 @ Rockies W 6–5 (12) Rondón (3–3) Logan (2–2) Villanueva (2) 35,043 48–63
112 August 6 @ Rockies L 4–13 Lyles (6–1) Arrieta (6–3) 35,804 48–64
113 August 7 @ Rockies W 6–2 Hendricks (3–1) Flande (0–4) 32,585 49–64
114 August 8 Rays L 3–4 Boxberger (3–1) Rondón (3–4) 34,937 49–65
115 August 9 Rays L 0–4 Odorizzi (8–9) Jackson (6–12) 36,739 49–66
116 August 10 Rays W 3–2 (12) Villanueva (5–6) Ramos (2–4) 33,039 50–66
117 August 11 Brewers L 1–3 Gallardo (7–6) Arrieta (6–4) Rodríguez (36) 28,927 50–67
118 August 12 Brewers W 3–0 Hendricks (4–1) Peralta (14–7) Rondón (15) 28,819 51–67
119 August 13 Brewers W 4–2 Wada (2–1) Lohse (11–7) Rondón (16) 31,191 52–67
120 August 14 Brewers L 2–6 Fiers (2–1) Jackson (6–13) 38,157 52–68
121 August 15 @ Mets L 2–3 Wheeler (8–8) Wood (7–10) Mejía (18) 25,016 52–69
122 August 16 @ Mets L 3–7 Niese (7–8) Straily (1–3) 30,744 52–70
123 August 17 @ Mets W 2–1 Strop (2–4) Mejía (5–6) Rondon (17) 27,938 53–70
124 August 18 @ Mets W 4–1 Hendricks (5–1) Carlyle (1–1) Rondon (18) 23,271 54–70
125 August 19 Giants W 2–1 Wada (3–1) Vogelsong (7–9) Rondon (19) 31,064 55–70
126 August 20 Giants L 3–8 Peavy (3–12) Jackson (6–14) 30,633 55–71
127 August 21 Giants L 3–5 Bumgarner (14–9) Wood (7–11) Casilla (11) 30,541 55–72
128 August 22 Orioles W 4–1 Arrieta (7–4) Gausman (7–5) Rondon (20) 33,761 56–72
129 August 23 Orioles W 7–2 Grimm (4–2) Norris (11–8) 37,156 57–72
130 August 24 Orioles W 2–1 Wada (4–1) Gonzalez (6–7) Rondon (21) 32,774 58–72
131 August 26 @ Reds W 3–0 Wood (8-11) Cueto (15-8) Rondon (22) 19,481 59–72
132 August 27 @ Reds L 5–7 Latos (5-3) Turner (4-8) Chapman (28) 20,497 59-73
133 August 28 @ Reds L 2–7 Axelrod (1-0) Arrieta (7-5) 21,316 59–74
134 August 29 @ Cardinals W 7–2 Ramirez (2-1) Neshek (6-1) 43,181 60–74
135 August 30 @ Cardinals W 5–1 Doubront (1-0) Masterson (2-3) 44,755 61–74
136 August 30 @ Cardinals L 13–2 Gonzales (1-2) Wada (4-2) 44,762 61–75
137 August 31 @ Cardinals L 9–6 Neshek (7-1) Villanueva (5-7) Rosenthal (40) 45,148 61–76
September: 12–13 (Home: 9–7; Away: 3–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
138 September 1 Brewers W 4–2 Turner (5-8) Nelson (2-6) Rondon (23) 32,054 62–76
139 September 2 Brewers W 7–1 Arrieta (8-5) Gallardo (8-8) 28,434 63–76
140 September 3 Brewers W 6–2 Hendricks (6–1) Garza (7–8) 31,251 64–76
141 September 5 Pirates L 3–5 (11) Melancon (3–4) Wright (0–3) Holdzkom (1) 35,541 64–77
142 September 6 Pirates L 0–5 Liriano (4–10) Doubront (3–5) 36,867 64–78
143 September 7 Pirates L 4–10 Cole (8–5) Wood (8–12) 33,894 64–79
144 September 8 @ Blue Jays L 0–8 Stroman (10–5) Turner (5–9) 16,879 64–80
145 September 9 @ Blue Jays L 2–9 Buehrle (12–9) Ramirez (2–2) 17,903 64–81
146 September 10 @ Blue Jays L 1–11 Hutchison (10–11) Hendricks (6–2) 19,411 64–82
147 September 12 @ Pirates L 3–7 Cole (9–5) Wada (4–3) 35,638 64–83
148 September 13 @ Pirates W 6–4 Doubront (4–5) Locke (7–5) Rondón (24) 38,024 65–83
149 September 14 @ Pirates L 3–7 Vólquez (12-7) Turner (5-10) 37,655 65-84
150 September 15 Reds W 1–0 Rondón (4–4) Villarreal (0–1) 33,144 66–84
151 September 16 Reds W 7–0 Arrieta (9–5) Cueto (18–5) 33,812 67–84
152 September 17 Reds W 3–1 Hendricks (7–2) Corcino (0–1) Rondón (25) 33,500 68–84
153 September 18 Dodgers L 4–8 Rodriguez (1–0) Ramirez (2–3) 33,649 68–85
154 September 19 Dodgers L 5–14 Kershaw (20–3) Jackson (6–15) 33,322 68–86
155 September 20 Dodgers W 8–7 Grimm (5–2) Wilson (2–4) Rondón (26) 34,334 69–86
156 September 21 Dodgers L 5–8 Perez (1–3) Turner (5–11) Jansen (43) 31,933 69–87
157 September 22 Cardinals L 0–8 Wainwright (20–9) Wood (8–13) 28,893 69–88
158 September 23 Cardinals W 4–3 Rosscup (1–0) Neshek (7–2) 29,754 70–88
159 September 24 Cardinals W 3–1 Arrieta (10–5) Lackey (14–10) Rondón (27) 33,292 71–88
160 September 26 @ Brewers W 6–4 Ramirez (3–3) Nelson (2–9) Rondón (28) 39,880 72–88
161 September 27 @ Brewers L 2–1 Peralta (17–11) Wada (4–4) Rodríguez (44) 41,440 72–89
162 September 28 @ Brewers W 5–2 Turner (6–11) Fiers (6–5) Rondón (29) 33,837 73–89
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Cubs team member

Note: The Cubs finished their first winning season at Wrigley Field since 2009 with a record of 41–40.[5] 2,652,113 fans attended Cubs home games which was the best since the 2008 season.[6]

Transactions

Roster

2014 Chicago Cubs
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Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

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Manager

Coaching Staff

Statistics

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs Scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home Runs; Avg. = Batting Average; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Arismendy Alcántara 59 238 28 51 8 1 9 22 .214 8
Javier Baez 38 155 19 27 6 0 9 18 .174 3
John Baker 63 169 9 33 7 0 0 13 .195 0
Darwin Barney 72 129 18 47 10 2 2 16 .217 1
Emilio Bonifacio 69 276 35 77 14 3 2 18 .279 14
Welington Castillo 101 352 25 86 19 0 11 42 .244 0
Starlin Castro 134 528 58 154 33 1 14 65 .292 4
Chris Coghlan 111 337 40 91 23 5 6 31 .270 6
Ryan Kalish 45 102 12 24 2 4 0 4 .235 3
Junior Lake 103 300 30 63 10 3 9 25 .210 7
Mike Olt 80 212 21 33 7 0 12 32 .156 0
Anthony Rizzo 129 486 81 135 23 1 30 71 .278 4
Justin Ruggiano 81 224 29 63 13 1 6 28 .281 2
Nate Schierholtz 99 313 29 60 10 3 6 33 .192 4
Jorge Soler 12 45 7 16 5 0 4 13 .356 0
Ryan Sweeney 77 207 22 52 9 0 3 20 .251 0
Matt Szczur 23 42 2 11 1 0 1 3 .262 0
Chris Valaika 33 93 8 22 2 0 3 10 .237 1
Luis Valbuena 136 436 60 108 30 4 16 48 .248 1
Logan Watkins 19 44 7 13 1 0 1 5 .295 1
Eli Whiteside 8 25 0 3 1 0 0 2 .120 1

Source[10]

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Jake Arrieta 10 5 2.53 25 25 0 156.2 46 44 41 167
Dallas Beeler 0 2 3.27 2 20 0 11.0 5 4 7 6
Felix Doubront 2 1 1.50 3 3 0 18.0 3 3 4 6
Justin Grimm 4 2 3.92 68 0 0 64.1 31 28 26 67
Jason Hammel 8 5 2.98 17 17 0 108.2 36 36 23 104
Kyle Hendricks 6 2 2.38 11 11 0 68.0 20 18 14 39
Edwin Jackson 6 15 6.33 28 27 0 140.2 105 99 63 123
Blake Parker 1 1 6.35 14 0 0 17.0 12 12 4 19
Neil Ramirez 2 2 1.38 45 0 3 39.0 6 6 15 50
Héctor Rondón 3 4 2.72 57 0 24 56.1 21 17 13 60
Zac Rosscup 0 0 11.70 14 0 0 10.0 13 13 11 13
Chris Rusin 0 0 7.11 4 0 0 12.2 10 10 5 8
James Russell 0 2 3.51 44 0 1 33.1 14 13 16 26
Jeff Samardzija 2 7 2.83 17 17 0 108.0 44 34 31 103
Brian Schlitter 2 3 4.08 57 0 0 53.0 27 24 16 28
Dan Straily 0 1 10.45 4 1 0 10.1 14 12 6 9
Pedro Strop 2 4 2.29 59 0 2 55.0 18 14 24 63
Jacob Turner 1 2 5.31 5 3 0 20.1 13 12 4 11
José Veras 0 1 8.10 12 0 2 13.1 12 12 11 13
Carlos Villanueva 5 7 4.74 40 5 2 74.0 41 39 19 68
Tsuyoshi Wada 4 3 3.34 11 11 0 59.1 25 22 17 48
Travis Wood 8 12 5.03 29 29 0 162.2 103 91 71 134
Wesley Wright 0 3 3.13 56 0 0 46.0 18 16 18 37

Source[10]

Team

Scoring by inning

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ≥10 Total
Chicago Cubs 55 57 65 73 59 77 57 58 45 13 559
Opponents 85 71 48 74 78 77 87 61 43 18 642

Source: Baseball-Reference

Awards and honors

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Branch Rickey Award[11]

Major League Baseball draft

During the draft, the Cubs drafted Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick of the 2014 Draft who would play an important role in the 2016 World Series.[12]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Marty Pevey
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Buddy Bailey
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Dave Keller
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Mark Johnson
A-Short Season Boise Hawks Northwest League Gary Van Tol
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Jimmy Gonzalez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kane County[13]

On September 16, 2014 the Cubs announced that they will be moving their top Class A affiliate from Daytona in the Florida State League to Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League for the 2015 season.[14] Two days later, on the 18th, the Cubs signed a 4-year player development contract with the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League, ending their brief relationship with the Kane County Cougars.[15] On the 25th, the Silver Hawks officially changed their name to the South Bend Cubs.[16]

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