The Daily CCO: Injuries Put the Remainder of the Season in Question for Rizzo and Castro

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have had very good years, but a back injury and an ankle injury could end both seasons a little early. Anthony Rizzo has hit .278/.375/.514 with 23 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and a .889 in 129 games and Starlin Castro has put together a .292/.339/.438 line with 33 […]

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Cubs Continue to Be a Thorn in the Brewers Side – Cubs 7, Brewers 1

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine: Cubs 7, Brewers 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (8-5) LP – Yovani Gallardo (8-8) Save – None The Cubs scored four times in the first inning on run scoring hits by Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler and two Brewers’ errors. Welington Castillo doubled in a run and Arismendy Alcantara hit a […]

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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 Couldn’t Hold Off Holliday and the Cardinals – Cardinals 9, Cubs 6

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven: Cubs 6, Cardinals 9 WP – Pat Neshek (7-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (5-7) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (40) The Cubs had a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth in Sunday’s finale before Travis Wood gave up three runs and let the Cardinals back in the game. The […]

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Cubs Blown Out Late in Nightcap, Split Day-Night Doubleheader in St. Louis – Cardinals 13, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six: Cubs 2, Cardinals 13 WP – Marco Gonzales (1-2) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2) Save – None The Cubs could not complete the sweep of the day-night doubleheader after the Cardinals turned a 1-1 game in the fifth inning into a blowout. Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the fifth […]

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Doubront and the Cubs Ding-Up the Cardinals in Game One of Twinbill – Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 WP – Felix Doubront (1-0) LP – Justin Masterson (2-3) Save – None Felix Doubront retired the last nine batters he faced, Chris Coghlan delivered a two-run single in the second inning, Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika hit back-to-back jacks and Starlin Castro tied a career-high with […]

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A Big Night for Jorge Soler and the Young Cubs – Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 WP – Neil Ramirez (2-1) LP – Pat Neshek (6-1) Save – None In a game started by Kyle Hendricks, Jorge Soler hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs. Javier Baez’s two-run double in the eighth gave the Cubs the lead, Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Reds Ran All Over the Cubs – Reds 7, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Three: Cubs 2, Reds 7 WP – Dylan Axelrod (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (7-5) Save – None The Reds domination over the Cubs continued Thursday afternoon in the season finale at the Great American Ball Park. The Cubs lost to the Reds in Cincinnati for the seventh time in 10 games […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall Jorge Soler, Logan Watkins from Triple-A and Place Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Sweeney on 15-Day DL

The Cubs recalled OF Jorge Soler from Triple-A Iowa prior to Wednesday’s game against the Reds. Soler is batting fifth and playing right field in his big league debut. Soler is wearing No. 68, the same number he’s worn the past two springs in Major League camp. The Cubs also recalled INF/OF Logan Watkins from […]

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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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