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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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 Do Not Plan on Shutting Jake Arrieta Down Early

Less than a day after leaving open the possibility of the Cubs shutting Jake Arrieta down before the end of the season, Rick Renteria told the beat writers prior to Monday’s finale with the Mets that the team has “no plans to shut him down.” Renteria explained the team is not even considering it. And […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Must Find Balance and Other News and Notes

The front office is expected to focus this off-season and for the next 12-24 months on adding pitching to the organization. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the imbalance between the pitching and position players and many think, and reports have backed up the speculation, the Cubs will try to add a top […]

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Back-to-Back for Baez and Rizzo, Cubs Post Back-to-Back Wins Over the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Nineteen: Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1) LP – Kyle Lohse (11-7) Save – Hector Rondon (16) Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back jacks in the third inning. Starlin Castro and Chris Coghlan collected three more hits and Castro drove in a run while Tsuyoshi Wada took a […]

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Cubs Not Able to Back Jake Arrieta – Brewers 3, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Seventeen: Cubs 1, Brewers 3 WP – Yovani Gallardo (7-6) LP – Jake Arrieta (6-4) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (36) Jake Arrieta bounced back from his rough outing at Coors Field and gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings Monday night, but the offense could not string together any hits against […]

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The Daily CCO: Whole Lotta Swingin’ Going On, Weekend Headlines and Other Cubs News

It was a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs and an excitement around the team that has been missing with Javier Baez making his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs salvaged the finale against the Rays with yet another extra innings game, the sixth time in 12 games it took more than nine innings to […]

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Cubs Strike-Out with a Walk-Off Win over the Rays – Cubs 3, Rays 2

Game One Hundred Sixteen: Cubs 3, Rays 2 – 12 innings WP – Carlos Villanueva (5-6) LP – Cesar Ramos (2-4) Save – None Anthony Rizzo delivered the game winner in the 12th inning as the Cubs salvaged the finale of the weekend series against the Rays. The Cubs played free baseball for the sixth time […]

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Cubs Go Down Swinging – Rays 4, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Fourteen: Cubs 3, Rays 4 – 10 innings WP – Brad Boxberger (3-1, BS 2) LP – Hector Rondon (3-4) Save – None The Cubs played free baseball for the fifth time in 10 games but ended up on the wrong end of one-run game again Friday as the Cubs dropped the […]

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