Bryant and Soler Lead Offense on Bullpen Day, Russell’s Defense Saves the Game – Cubs 5, Cardinals 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight – Cubs 5, Cardinals 4 WP – Trevor Cahill (1-3) LP – Michael Wacha (16-6) Save – Pedro Strop (3) High fives all around as Cubs hold off Cardinals and post fifth straight win … The Cubs took a 5-1 lead into the ninth inning. Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler went […]

The Starlin Castro Game – Cubs 8, Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven – Cubs 8, Cardinals 3 WP – Tommy Hunter (4-2) LP – Seth Maness (4-2) Save – None Starlin Castro had a career day as the Cubs started the weekend with a win over the Cardinals at the old ballyard. Castro drove in six of the eight runs with two home […]

Cubs Ride Six-Run Fifth to a Series Win in Pittsburgh – Cubs 9, Pirates 6

Game One Hundred Forty-Six – Cubs 9, Pirates 6 WP – Clayton Richard (4-2) LP – Charlie Morton (9-8) Save – Travis Wood (2) The Cubs ended the 11-game road trip with an impressive victory in Pittsburgh. After jumping out to an early 3-0 lead, the Cubs were down 4-3 by the fifth inning. Anthony […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Not Taking a Playoff Spot for Granted and Other Cubs News

The Cubs split Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader with the Pirates. At the end of the long day of baseball, the Cubs did not gain or lose ground to the Pirates in the Wild Card race. The Cubs gave back game one and Jon Lester pitched the Cubs past the Pirates in the nightcap. The Giants lost […]

Walks Cost the Cubs Again, Drop Game One of Doubleheader – Pirates 5, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Three – Cubs 4, Pirates 5 WP – Tony Watson (4-1) LP – Justin Grimm (3-5) Save – Mark Melancon (46) The Cubs scored three times in the seventh inning and tied the game at four on a pinch-hit double by Tommy La Stella and two wild pitches from Joakim Soria. Justin […]

The CCO Daily: Cubs Off Day News, Jorge Soler Update, the Bullpen and Other Notes

The Cubs are spending Monday’s off day in Pittsburgh, getting a short break before opening a four-game series in three days with Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader. The Cubs are 4-3 on the current 11-game, 11-day, three-city road trip after a disappointing weekend in Philadelphia. Typically a winning road trip is viewed as a positive, but in […]

Two-Out Free Passes Cost the Cubs – Phillies 7, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 5, Phillies 7 WP – Ken Giles (6-2) LP – Hector Rondon (5-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 50 minutes, the Cubs did not take advantage of a shaky Jerad Eickhoff early, left the Phillies in it and ended up giving them […]

Extra Basehits Back Jake Arrieta in Game One of Twin Bill – Cubs 5, Phillies 1

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine – Cubs 5, Phillies 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (19-6) LP – Adam Morgan (5-6) Save – None The Cubs first four runs scored on doubles by Austin Jackson, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. The Cubs’ fifth run in the opener scored a long opposite field homer by Starlin Castro. Jake […]

Rizzo, Castro Supply the Power, Cubs Hold On to Beat the Cardinals – Cubs 8, Cardinals 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 8, Cardinals 5 WP – Jason Hammel (8-6) LP – Michael Wacha (15-5) Save – Hector Rondon (27) Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in three runs. Starlin Castro had a four RBI night that included a three-run homer in the second inning. Jason Hammel took a shutout into the […]

A Bryant Blast, A Miggy Slam and A Cubs Sweep – Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4 WP – Justin Grimm (3-4) LP – Rubby De La Rosa (12-7) Save – None Kris Bryant tied the game at one with the longest homer in the big leagues this season in the fifth inning. Miguel Montero broke a 1-1 tie with a Grand Slam […]