Rizzo, Alcantara Hit ‘Em Out … Wood, the Bullpen Shut ‘Em Out – Cubs 3, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-One: Cubs 3, Reds 0 WP – Travis Wood (8-11) LP – Johnny Cueto (15-8) Save – Hector Rondon (22) Travis Wood tossed six innings of shutout ball, Anthony Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season and Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Cubs started the […]

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Cubs Bullpen and Bats Deliver Win on a Rainy Day at Wrigley – Cubs 7, Orioles 2

Game One Hundred Twenty-Nine: Cubs 7, Orioles 2 WP – Justin Grimm (4-2) LP – Bud Norris (11-8) Save – None After another long rain delay at Wrigley Field, the Cubs bullpen pitched seven innings of shutout ball and the offense tacked onto the lead it built before the three-hour and nine minute rain delay […]

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Cubs Stepped Up Behind Jake Arrieta and Slowed Down the O’s – Cubs 4, Orioles 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs 4, Orioles 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (7-4) LP – Kevin Gausman (7-5) Save – Hector Rondon (20) The Cubs arguably played their best all-around game Friday afternoon at the old ballyard and snapped the Orioles four-game winning streak. Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the fifth inning against his […]

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Giants Chip Away at Wood and Beat the Cubs – Giants 5, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Twenty-Seven: Cubs 3, Giants 5 WP – Madison Bumgarner (14-9) LP – Travis Wood (7-11) Save – Santiago Casilla (11) Justin Ruggiano and Welington Castillo hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning that gave the Cubs a 3-1 lead but Travis Wood gave up single runs in four of the six […]

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Cubs Hold Off Giants and Win Suspended Game – Cubs 2, Giants 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Five: Cubs 2, Giants 1 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (3-1) LP – Ryan Vogelsong (7-9) Save – Hector Rondon (19) The Cubs held off the Giants Thursday afternoon and picked up the win in the suspended game from Aug. 19. Anthony Rizzo’s two run homer in the first inning Tuesday night was […]

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Giants Jump on Jackson, Thump the Cubs – Giants 8, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six: Cubs 3, Giants 8 WP – Jake Peavy (2-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-14) Save – None Edwin Jackson gave up four runs in the first inning and was out of the game before he could record three outs in the third inning as the Cubs lost to the Giants Wednesday […]

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A Sloppy Night for the Cubs in the Big Apple – Mets 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Twenty-Two: Cubs 3, Mets 7 WP – Jon Niese (7-8) LP – Dan Straily (1-3) Save – None The Cubs had a bad night Saturday at Citi Field and dropped the second game of the series to the Mets. Dan Straily struggled in two of the six innings he pitched in, the […]

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In a Strikeout State of Mind – Mets 3, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Twenty-One: Cubs 2, Mets 3 WP – Zack Wheeler (8-8) LP – Travis Wood (7-10) Save – Jenrry Mejia (18) A day after striking out 16 times, the Cubs struck out 14 times Friday night at Citi Field and dropped the opener of the four-game series in New York. The offense is […]

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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Mis-Fiers against the Brewers – Brewers 6, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Twenty: Cubs 2, Brewers 6 WP – Mike Fiers (2-1) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-13) Save – None The homestand ended the way it began for the Cubs, with a lot of swinging and missing. The Cubs could not put the ball in play while a Brewers lineup without Aramis Ramirez and […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Keep Chasing and Other News and Notes

The Cubs’ strikeout totals keep making headlines and the swings and misses figures to increase before it gets better. The Cubs added two inexperienced hitters getting their first look at big league pitching to a roster that did more than its fair share of striking out prior to Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez becoming part […]

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