Cubs Got to Garza Early and Swept the Brewers – Cubs 6, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Forty: Cubs 6, Brewers 2 WP – Kyle Hendricks (6-1) LP – Matt Garza (7-8) Save – None The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Brewers Wednesday night after scoring all six runs in two innings off Matt Garza. Chris Valaika hit a two-run homer. Jorge Soler doubled in two runs. […]

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Cubs Month In Review – August

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, with much of the roster gutted from the trade deadline, the team had to rely on the few minor leaguers they had, plus some veteran journeyman to finish out the season. The team struggled to a terrible 17 wins for the final two months […]

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Turner Takes Care of the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight: Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Jacob Turner (5-8) LP – Jimmy Nelson (2-6) Save – Hector Rondon (23) Jacob Turner took a shutout into the seventh inning and ended up allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings. Welington Castillo drove in three runs with a single and a two-run homer. […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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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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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Had a Sweep of a Good Weekend and Other News and Notes

The Cubs completed arguably its best three game series in four-plus seasons, and not because the Cubs swept the Orioles, but the way the team played. The Cubs received two outstanding starts, the bullpen did not allow a single run in three games and preserved two one-run leads. The staff held the Orioles to four […]

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Tsuyoshi Wada Tosses a Gem, Cubs Complete Sweep of the O’s – Cubs 2, Orioles 1

Game One Hundred Thirty: Cubs 2, Orioles 1 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-1) LP – Miguel Gonzalez (6-7) Save – Hector Rondon (21) The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon behind a tremendous effort from Tsuyoshi Wada, a solo home run by Arismendy Alcantara and a RBI double from Anthony […]

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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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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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Rizzo, Baez Blasts Lift Hendricks and Cubs Past the Mets – Cubs 4, Mets 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Four: Cubs 4, Mets 1 WP – Kyle Hendricks (5-1) LP – Buddy Carlyle (1-1) Save – Hector Rondon (18) Kyle Hendricks made one mistake over seven excellent innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a go ahead homer in the eighth and Javier Baez added a two-run blast in the ninth as the Cubs […]

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