Cubs Break Out the Bats in Boston and Complete the Sweep of the Sox – Cubs 16, Red Sox 9

Game Eighty-Three: Cubs 16, Red Sox 9 WP – Carlos Villanueva (4-5) LP – Brandon Workman (1-2) Save – None The Cubs never trailed on a long, wild night at Fenway Park and completed the three-game sweep of the Red Sox, the Cubs first three-game sweep on the road against an American League team since […]

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Cubs Scratch Out a Win at Fenway – Cubs 2, Red Sox 1

Game Eighty-Two: Cubs 2, Red Sox 1 WP – Pedro Strop (1-3) LP – Koji Uehara (3-2) Save – Hector Rondon (11) With the game tied at one, Anthony Rizzo led off the ninth inning with a single to center. Starlin Castro followed with a double to left off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. Luis […]

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Jake Arrieta Was Wicked Good – Cubs 2, Red Sox 0

Game Eighty-One: Cubs 2, Red Sox 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (5-1) LP – Jake Peavy (1-7) Save – Hector Rondon (10) Jake Arrieta was outstanding again Monday night. Arrieta took a no-hitter into the eighth inning that Stephen Drew broke up with two outs in the eighth on a 2-2 pitch. Arrieta did more […]

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The Daily CCO: A Big Week for the Cubs at the Midway Point of the Season?

The Cubs hit the midway point of the season Monday night when the team opens a three-game series in Boston. Theo Epstein will not be with the Cubs on the trip to Chicago. Epstein has family matters to attend to, but Jed Hoyer will be with the team for their first series at Fenway Park […]

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Samardzija Can’t Prevent a Sweep – Nationals 7, Cubs 2

Game Eighty: Cubs 2, Nationals 7 WP – Blake Treinen (1-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-7) Save – Ross Detwiler (1) The Cubs played their second doubleheader of the season Saturday and for the second time this season lost both games of a twin bill as the Nationals beat up Jeff Samardzija in the nightcap […]

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Beeler Hung with Unearned Loss in Big League Debut – Nationals 3, Cubs 0

Game Seventy-Nine: Cubs 0, Nationals 3 WP – Gio Gonzalez (5-4) LP – Dallas Beeler (0-1) Save – Rafael Soriano (19) Dallas Beeler was rather impressive in his Major League debut. Beeler held the Nationals to one unearned run over six innings. But the Cubs managed only three hits and were shutout for the tenth […]

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Baker and Sweeney Back Hammel in Cubs Win over the Nationals– Cubs 7, Nationals 2

Game Seventy-Eight: Cubs 7, Nationals 2 WP – Jason Hammel (7-5) LP – Tanner Roark (7-5) Save – None Rick Renteria received production from unexpected sources Friday afternoon as the Cubs beat the Nationals in the second game of the series Friday afternoon. John Baker drove in four of the Cubs’ seven runs and Ryan […]

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Rambling While the Cubs are Improving?

Hello again, everybody. It has been another week, and the Cubs are yet again 5-5 in the last ten. This could change before I finish writing this as they are currently leading the Nats 3-1. However, 5-5 is better than 2-8 and that is an improvement. It is happening slowly, but this team is maturing. […]

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Cubs Find a Way to Beat the Nationals in the Fog – Cubs 5, Nationals 3

Game Seventy-Seven: Cubs 5, Nationals 3 WP – Neil Ramirez (1-1) LP – Craig Stammen (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (9) Starlin Castro drove in the Cubs first two runs and Justin Ruggiano delivered a two-out, two-run double in the seventh that broke a 3-3 tie and proved to be the game winner as the […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Could Use Relievers in the Outfield

For those that have been hoping for Travis Wood to play in the outfield on the days he’s not pitching, that is not going to happen. But Rick Renteria is considering using his relievers in the outfield in order to keep from burning through his bullpen. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria “has considered preserving […]

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