Chris Rusin, Two Clutch Hits and a Cubs Win – Cubs 3, Cardinals 0

Game One Hundred Fifteen – Cubs 3, Cardinals 0 WP – Chris Rusin (2-1) LP – Lance Lynn (13-6) Save – Kevin Gregg (24) Chris Rusin tossed six innings of scoreless ball, Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo drove in the runs and the Cubs shut out the Cardinals in St. Louis for the first time […]

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The Donnie Murphy Game – Cubs 5, Phillies 2

Game One Hundred Thirteen – Cubs 5, Phillies 2 WP – Pedro Strop (2-4) LP – Luis Garcia (0-1) Save – Kevin Gregg (23) The Cubs ended their five-game losing streak behind a career night from Donnie Murphy on what ended up being a strange, injury filled game in Philadelphia. Donnie Murphy (3-for-3 with two […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Option Eduardo Sanchez to Iowa, Add Thomas Neal to Active Roster

As expected, the Cubs added outfielder Thomas Neal to the 25-man roster on Tuesday. The Cubs claimed Neal off waivers from the Yankees on Monday and he will be available off the Cubs’ bench for the opener of the three-game series in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Eduardo Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make […]

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Samardzija Struggles, Cubs Shut Out – Cubs 0, Dodgers 3

Game One Hundred Ten – Cubs 0, Dodgers 3 WP – Chris Capuano (4-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (6-10) Save – Kenley Jansen (16) Jeff Samardzija had a rough outing but the offense could not string together any hits and the Cubs dropped their third game in as many days to the Dodgers. The Cubs […]

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Looking Forward, Looking Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Unless something unforeseen happens, it is safe to say the final two months of the season will be better than last August and September when the team was pretty much unwatchable. The front office did not field a Major League rotation which led to the 18-42 record after the deadline. The Cubs are not done […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 07/31/13

Game One Hundred Seven: Cubs (48-58) vs. Brewers (46-61) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Edwin Jackson (6-11, 4.89/1.38) vs. Wily Peralta (7-10, 4.54/1.46) Weather permitting … The Cubs will turn to Edwin Jackson to try to salvage […]

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Cubs Pondering a Number of Moves

The Cubs are obviously sellers as the non-waiver trade deadline nears, but could the Cubs be buyers as well? Reports on Tuesday afternoon suggested the Diamondbacks were trying to trade Ian Kennedy to free up space on their payroll to acquire Jake Peavy from the White Sox. Well, that deal obviously did not happen because […]

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A Blown Days Night – Cubs 2, Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Six – Cubs 2, Brewers 3 WP – Burke Badenhop (2-3, BS 2) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-3, BS 4) Save – Jim Henderson (14) The Cubs took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning after David DeJesus doubled in a pair of runs in the seventh inning. Kevin Gregg struggled again […]

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Cubs Quiet on Deal-A-Reliever Monday, Still Listening on Samardzija

The stretch run leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday (3:00pm CDT) began Monday morning when Jose Veras became the first of three relievers that would end up being traded by the end of the day. Houston sent their closer, Jose Veras, to the Tigers for minor league OF Danry Vasquez and a […]

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Cubs Complete a Long, Strange Trip with a Sweep – Cubs 2, Giants 1

Game One Hundred Three– Cubs 2, Giants 1 WP – Travis Wood (7-7) LP – Tim Lincecum (5-11) Save – Kevin Gregg (22) The Cubs completed their first three-game sweep in San Francisco in nearly 20 years on Sunday behind a pair of solo home runs from Travis Wood and Welington Castillo. Travis Wood was […]

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