Two Pitches, Two Home Runs and a Cubs Loss – Padres 5, Cubs 4

Game Nine – Cubs 4, Padres 5 WP – James Shields (2-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-1, BS 1) Save – Craig Kimbrel (4) The Cubs led 4-2 in the seventh inning but a second bad call by homeplate umpire Sam Holbrook and a poor pitch from Brian Schlitter turned the game around in favor […]


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Wood Silences the Reds, Cubs Take the Series – Cubs 5, Reds 0

Game Eight – Cubs 5, Reds 0 WP – Travis Wood (1-1) LP – Jason Marquis (0-1) Save – None Travis Wood allowed three Reds to reach base over the first seven innings of the game. Wood put together one of his best starts in a Cubs’ uniform. Anthony Rizzo gave Wood all the runs […]


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Soler Supplies the Power, Alcantara Provides the Walk-Off Win in Extras – Cubs 7, Reds 6

Game Six – Cubs 7, Reds 6 – 10 innings WP – Hector Rondon (1-0) LP – Manny Parra (0-1) Save – None For the second time in as many days the Cubs won a game in their last at bat. With the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning, Arismendy Alcantara singled to […]


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A Frustrating Friday – Rockies 5, Cubs 1

Game Three – Cubs 1, Rockies 5 WP – Christian Bergman (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-1) Save – None The Cubs had plenty of opportunities to put runs on the board early in the game. The Cubs couldn’t capitalize while the Rockies took advantage of the opportunities they were given. And the Cubs dropped […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Place RHP Justin Grimm on 15-Day DL, Recall RHP Brian Schlitter from Iowa

The Cubs made their first roster move of the season Friday morning. The Cubs placed RHP Justin Grimm on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 2 with right forearm inflammation. RHP Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take his spot in the bullpen. Schlitter is with the team in Denver and will be […]


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Travis Wood Supplies Highlight in Cubs Loss to the Snakes – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Jeremy Hellickson (3-1) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – None Edwin Jackson and seven relievers gave up single runs in five innings while Travis Wood supplied the only run, a pinch-hit homer in the third inning as the Cubs lost Friday night’s exhibition […]


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Cubs Option RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced the sixth round of spring roster cuts Wednesday morning. RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs officially reduced the Spring Training roster to 32 players. The Cubs spring roster officially stands at 32 players, but four players are dealing with injuries. RHP […]


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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]


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Two Big Innings for the Angels, One Spring Loss for the Cubs – Angels 8, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4, Angels 8 WP – Jered Weaver (3-0) LP – Eric Jokisch (1-1) Save – None Mike Olt and Travis Wood hit home runs and Jorge Soler collected another RBI, but the Angels put a four-spot on the board in both third and fifth inning as the Cubs dropped […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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