7/13 - All-Star Futures Game, Baez and Bryant

Kris Bryant of the United States (Cubs) smiles with former baseball great Rick Sutcliffe during the pre-games at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Javier Baez of the World Team (Cubs) tips his cap to the crowd before the game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Kris Bryant of the United States (Cubs) looks on before the game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Javier Baez of the World Team (Cubs) and Kris Bryant of the United States (Cubs) stand during the national anthem, facing each other, before the game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Kris Bryant of the United States (Cubs) throws the ball to first base for an out at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Javier Baez of the World Team (Cubs) looks on from the dugout at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Kris Bryant of the United States (Cubs) runs down the first-base line after flying out at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Kris Bryant of the United States (Cubs) smiles as he awaits his cap and glove from a teammate at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 


Javier Baez of the World Team (Cubs) throws the ball to first base for an out at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Javier Baez of the World Team (Cubs) hits a two-run home run at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Javier Baez of the World Team (Cubs) jokes with Kris Bryant of the United States (Cubs) after hitting a two-run home run at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Javier Baez of the World Team (Cubs) is all smiles as he looks on from the dugout at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

Kris Bryant of the United States (Cubs) fields a ground ball and throws the ball to first base at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. 

7/3 - Happy Independence Day from the Iowa Cubs

Cubs starter Dallas Beeler works against the Storm Chasers in the first inning. 

The Cubs' Chris Valaika celebrates after hitting a double in the second inning. 

The Cubs' Chris Valaika is all smiles as he talks with the dugout. 

Cubs first baseman Chris Valaika tosses the ball to starter Dallas Beeler for an out at first base. 

Cubs shortstop Javy Baez preps to throw the ball to first base. 

The Cubs' Brett Jackson (#22) celebrates in the dugout after scoring against the Storm Chasers. 

Fans outside of Principal Park use a forklift to catch the game. 

The sun sets behind the Des Moines Skyline at Principal Park. 

Cubs reliever Tsuyoshi Wada goes through his windup during the seventh inning against the Storm Chasers. 

Cubs reliever Zac Rosscup eyes the baserunner at first base in the ninth inning. 

Fireworks go off beyond the outfield wall at Principal Park. 

Fireworks go off beyond the outfield wall at Principal Park. 

Fans stand in awe of the fireworks display at Principal Park. 

7/2 - Iowa Cubs beat rival Omaha Storm Chasers, 4-3

Manny Ramirez of the Cubs takes a moment before the game. 

The Cubs' Logan Watkins smiles in the dugout before the game. 

The Cubs' Manny Ramirez signs an autograph for a young fan. 


The Cubs' Javy Baez steals second base against the Storm Chasers. 

Cubs starter Chris Rusin pitches against the Storm Chasers in the second inning.

The Cubs' Manny Ramirez argues a call with the home-plate umpire. 

The Cubs' Kris Bryant scrambles back after stealing second base. 

Cubs second baseman Arismendy Alcanatara glove-tosses the ball to shortstop Javy Baez for a force out. 

The Cubs' Matt Szczur hits an RBI double in the seventh inning. 

Cubs second baseman Arismendy Alcantara throws the ball to first base for an out. 

Cubs manager Marty Pevey shouts out instructions to his fielders. 

Closer Blake Parker and catcher Eli Whiteside celebrate the Cubs' 4-3 victory over the Storm Chasers. 

7/1 - Have yourself a day, Brett Jackson

Cubs right fielder Brett Jackson heads out of the dugout before the start of the game. 

Cubs player-coach Manny Ramirez consults with first baseman Chris Valaika between innings. 

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks works against the Storm Chasers in the second inning. 

Cubs player-coach Manny Ramirez have a talk with right fielder Brett Jackson during the second inning. 

The Cubs' Brett Jackson hits a two-run triple in the second inning against the Storm Chasers. 

The Cubs' Eli Whiteside celebrates with Logan Watkins (#7) after they both scored in the second inning on Brett Jackson's triple. 

Cubs player-coach Manny Ramirez prepares in the dugout. 

Cubs right fielder Brett Jackson takes a stumble after making a diving catch in the fifth inning. 

Cubs second baseman Logan Watkins makes an off-balance throw to first base for an out during the sixth inning. 

The Cubs' Logan Watkins safely dives back to first base during the sixth inning. 

The Cubs celebrate their Game One 5-3 victory over the Storm Chasers in a seven-inning affair. 

Cubs right fielder Brett Jackson is all smiles after he had a three-RBI day with a triple and a diving catch.