Wood Unable to Slow Down the Big Red Machine – Reds 4, Cubs 2

Game Eighty-Eight: Cubs 2, Reds 4 WP – Johnny Cueto (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-7) Save – Aroldis Chapman (18) The Reds dominance over the Cubs continued in game one of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader as the Cubs fell behind early and could string together any hits against Johnny Cueto and the Reds’ bullpen. Travis […]

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Cubs Not Able to Back Arrieta – Nationals 2, Cubs 1

Game Eighty-Six: Cubs 1, Nationals 2 WP – Tyler Clippard (6-2) LP – Pedro Strop (1-4) Save – Rafael Soriano (21) The offense put runners on base in each of the first eight innings but managed only one run as the Cubs dropped the series and season series finale Sunday afternoon to the Nationals. The […]

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Cubs Offense Provides the Fireworks in Win over the Nationals – Cubs 7, Nationals 2

Game Eighty-Four: Cubs 7, Nationals 2 WP – Jason Hammel (8-5) LP – Tanner Roark (7-6) Save – None The Cubs played an all-around good game Friday morning into the afternoon at Nationals Park. Jason Hammel was able to keep the Nationals in check while the offense put runs on the board early against Tanner […]

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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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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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Arrieta Flirts with Perfection and Ends Cubs Skid – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Seventy-Five: Cubs 7, Reds 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-1) LP – Homer Bailey (7-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 53 minutes, Jake Arrieta retired the first 18 batters he faced Tuesday night and took a perfect game into the seventh inning. Billy Hamilton led off the […]

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Reds Keep Rolling at Wrigley– Reds 6, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Four: Cubs 1, Reds 6 WP – Jonathan Broxton (3-0) LP – Hector Rondon (1-2) Save – None Monday’s game was tied at one going into the ninth inning before the Reds started a five-run rally with two outs and nobody on with a bloop single. And the Cubs ended up dropping their third […]

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Two-Out Hits Cost Wood and the Cubs – Pirates 5, Cubs 3

Game Seventy-Two: Cubs 3, Pirates 5 WP – Vance Worley (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (7-6) Save – Mark Melancon (11) After rain delayed the start of the first pitch for two hours and one minute, Travis Wood had a rough night and lasted only 4 2/3 innings while the offense could not figure out […]

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Rizzo, Castro and Coghlan Power the Cubs Past the Pirates – Cubs 6, Pirates 3

Game Seventy-One: Cubs 6, Pirates 3 WP – Edwin Jackson (5-7) LP – Charlie Morton (4-8) Save – Hector Rondon (8) Anthony Rizzo doubled in the Cubs’ first two runs and Starlin Castro followed Rizzo with a three-run homer that accounted for all five of the Cubs runs in the third inning. The Cubs pen […]

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