Jake Arrieta Completely Shut Out the Reds – Cubs 7, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-One: Cubs 7, Reds 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (9-5) LP – Johnny Cueto (18-9) Save – None Jake Arrieta came within a Brandon Phillips double with one out in the eighth inning of a no-hitter as the Cubs shutout the Reds for the second night in a row. Jake Arrieta put […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do as the Season Winds Down

The Cubs have 13 games remaining on the schedule and the lineup should get a boost with the return of Jorge Soler, who is expected back Monday night for the start of the 10-game homestand. Anthony Rizzo was reportedly targeting Monday’s opener with the Reds as when he would be ready to play again. But […]

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Cubs Trip Ends with Another Loss to the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Nine: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Edinson Volquez (12-7) LP – Jacob Turner (5-10) Save – None The Cubs rough road trip ended Sunday with a disappointing loss to the Pirates. The Cubs took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning, but Matt Szczur grounded into a triple play and the Bucs […]

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Doubront Tossed Six Scoreless, Baez and Szczur Homered and the Kids Snapped the Skid – Cubs 6, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight: Cubs 6, Pirates 4 WP – Felix Doubront (2-1) LP – Jeff Locke (7-5) Save – Hector Rondon (24) Felix Doubront threw six innings of shutout ball, Javier Baez hit his second home run in as many nights, Mike Olt doubled in a run and Matt Szczur went deep for the […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Closing In On a Return and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs’ young lineup could look better by the start of the last homestand Monday. Jorge Soler is expected to back from his three-day leave for the birth of his child and the Cubs appear to be targeting Monday for Anthony Rizzo to return to the lineup. The team said Friday that Rizzo would not […]

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Cubs Have No Answers for the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Gerrit Cole (9-5) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3) Save – None The Cubs losing skid reached a season-worst seven games Friday night in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored runs in five of their eight at bats and answered the Cubs every time Rick Renteria’s team tried […]

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Cubs Blown Out and Swept North of the Border – Blue Jays 11, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Six: Cubs 1, Blue Jays 11 WP – Drew Hutchison (10-11) LP – Kyle Hendricks (6-2) Save – None What was a 1-0 game going into the sixth inning turned very ugly for the Cubs as the Blue Jays scored 10 runs in their last three at bats to complete the three-game […]

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Cubs Pen and Defense Implode, Drop Fifth in a Row – Blue Jays 9, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Five: Cubs 2, Blue Jays 9 WP – Mark Buehrle (12-9) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-2, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs led Tuesday’s game 2-1 as late as the bottom of the seventh inning. Jake Arrieta left the game with one out, one on and the Cubs up by a […]

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Wood Gets Smoked, Cubs Get Swept – Pirates 10, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Three: Cubs 4, Pirates 10 WP – Gerrit Cole (8-5) LP – Travis Wood (8-12) Save – None The Pirates removed any doubt about the outcome of Sunday’s game before the Cubs collected their first hit off Gerrit Cole. Travis Wood had his shortest outing of the season and was hammered for seven […]

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Little to No Offense for the Cubs – Pirates 5, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred Forty-Two: Cubs 0, Pirates 5 WP – Francisco Liriano (4-10) LP – Felix Doubront (1-1) Save – None The Cubs struggles with the Pirates pitching staff continued in what ended up being the second game of a doubleheader. The Cubs were shutout for the 14th time on the season and dropped to 4-11 […]

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