Bryant, Szczur Supply the Thunder in Cubs Win over Kershaw – Cubs 4, Dodgers 2

Game Sixty-Eight – Cubs 4, Dodgers 2 WP – Travis Wood (4-3) LP – Clayton Kershaw (5-5) Save – Jason Motte (2) Kris Bryant hit two home runs, a two-run shot to right off Clayton Kershaw in the third and a solo blast to left in the eighth inning. And Matt Szczur took Kershaw deep […]


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Starlin Castro Delivers in Extras, Cubs Win in Ten – Cubs 4, Twins 1

Game Sixty-Six – Cubs 4, Twins 1 – 10 innings WP – Jason Motte (4-1) LP – Blaine Boyer (2-3) Save – Hector Rondon (12) With the game tied at one in the 10th inning, the Twins walked Chris Coghlan to load the bases with one out. Starlin Castro ripped the first pitch from Blaine Boyer […]


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Clutch Castro Comes Through Again – Cubs 2, Reds 1

Game Sixty-One – Cubs 2, Reds 1 – 11 innings WP – Brian Schlitter (1-2) LP – Burke Badenhop (0-2) Save – None For the second time in as many games, Starlin Castro delivered the game winning hit for the Cubs. Chris Coghlan doubled with one out in the 11th inning and scored when Castro smoked […]


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Defense Costs the Cubs – Reds 5, Cubs 4

Game Fifty-Nine – Cubs 4, Reds 5 – 10 innings WP – J.J. Hoover (5-0) LP – Hector Rondon (3-1) Save – Aroldis Chapman (13) On a chilly and rather dreary day at Wrigley Field, two errors was the difference Friday afternoon as the Cubs gave a game to the Reds in extra innings. Defense […]


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Cubs Play Longball, Bullpen Shuts Down the Reds – Cubs 6, Reds 3

Game Fifty-Eight – Cubs 6, Reds 3 WP – Travis Wood (3-2) LP – Michael Lorenzen (1-2) Save – Hector Rondon (11) Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer in the first inning. Dexter Fowler added a solo shot into the right field bleachers leading off the third and Kris Bryant doubled in Addison Russell in […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Back to Five Over, Javier Baez, Closer by Committee and Rumors

It was an incredibly busy first weekend in June for the Chicago Cubs. On the field, the Cubs played their best series of the season. Even with the Nationals struggling, taking three of four on the road from any team in baseball should be considered an accomplishment. The Cubs played good ball all weekend, received […]


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Cubs Bust Out the Bats, Take Three of Four from the Nationals – Cubs 6, Nationals 3

Game Fifty-Five – Cubs 6, Nationals 3 WP – Kyle Hendricks (2-2) LP – Jordan Zimmermann (5-3) Save – Jason Motte (1) The offense woke up and pounded out 14 hits behind a solid outing from Kyle Hendricks and four scoreless innings from the bullpen as the Cubs beat the Nationals on Sunday afternoon. The […]


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The Daily CCO: Closer Controversy for the Cubs? And Other News and Notes

The Cubs played a good, clean game Saturday. Jason Hammel pitched into the ninth inning and the Cubs scored just enough to beat a very good Nationals’ team in their house. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler and Jonathan Herrera drove in runs, with three of the four scoring on two out hits. The storyline […]


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Hammel, Timely Hitting Top Nationals – Cubs 4, Nationals 2

Game Fifty-Four – Cubs 4, Nationals 2 WP – Jason Hammel (5-2) LP – Joe Ross (0-1) Save – Pedro Strop (2) Jason Hammel allowed two solo home runs in eight-plus innings and the offense scratched out four runs, three on two-out hits as the Cubs topped the Nationals on Saturday afternoon. Jason Hammel improved […]


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Cubs Pick Off the Nationals – Cubs 2, Nationals 1

Game Fifty-Two – Cubs 2, Nationals 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (5-4) LP – Gio Gonzalez (4-3) Save – Hector Rondon (10) David Ross picked off Clint Robinson from first base in what was a unbelievable end to the game. The Nationals had Hector Rondon on the ropes, Ross bailed out his pitcher and the […]


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