Two Big Innings for the Angels, One Spring Loss for the Cubs – Angels 8, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4, Angels 8 WP – Jered Weaver (3-0) LP – Eric Jokisch (1-1) Save – None Mike Olt and Travis Wood hit home runs and Jorge Soler collected another RBI, but the Angels put a four-spot on the board in both third and fifth inning as the Cubs dropped […]


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Cubs Rally Falls Short in Peoria – Mariners 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 2, Mariners 3 WP – Taijuan Walker (3-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Dominic Leone (2) Travis Wood kept his team in the spring game. Wood allowed three runs over five innings but the offense did nothing against Taijuan Walker during his six innings on the mound […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt, Jon Lester and Cubs News from the Spring Break

The Cubs return to the field today following Monday’s day off with a pair of games … the regularly scheduled Cactus League contest with the Athletics and a B-Game earlier in the day against a different version of those same Athletics at the Cubs’ old spring stomping grounds, HoHoKam Park. (Updated 9:29am CDT: Cubs are […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]


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Jason Hammel Good, Cubs Bullpen Bad – Padres 6, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs 1, Padres 6 WP – Nick Vincent (1-0) LP – Francisley Bueno (0-1) Save – None Jason Hammel struck out nine over five shutout innings and Arismendy Alcantara went deep Sunday. But the Cubs didn’t manage a hit against James Shields and the pen couldn’t keep the Padres off […]


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Cubs Can’t Close Out the Diamondbacks – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 9 WP – A.J. Schugel (2-0) LP – Anthony Carter (0-1, BS 1) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Dexter Fowler reached based four times and doubled in a run. Six of the Cubs seven hits went for extra bases and […]


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Hammel Shines, Cubs Hang on Late and Top the Royals – Cubs 4, Royals 3

Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs 4, Royals 3 WP – Jason Hammel (1-1) LP – Danny Duffy (0-1) Save – Stephen Perakslis (1) Jason Hammel pitched four innings of shutout ball. Starlin Castro worked a walk with the bases loaded that forced in Dexter Fowler with the first run of the game. Anthony Rizzo […]


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Lester Not Good, Cubs Sloppy and Shut Out – Padres 7, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 0, Padres 7 WP – Brandon Morrow (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – None The Cubs had one of those days Monday afternoon in Peoria. After playing good baseball for close to a week, the defense was sloppy behind Jon Lester while he struggled with his command. […]


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Mike Olt’s Adjustments Could Pay Dividends for the Cubs this Season

Mike Olt played his way onto the Opening Day roster a year ago with a decent spring in which he dealt with shoulder issues that limited his time at third base. But when the games counted, Olt struggled at the plate. When he made contact, the ball seemingly went a mile, or at least for […]


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Szczur, Castillo and the Cubs Bash the Brewers – Cubs 10, Brewers 5

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs (ss) 10, Brewers 5 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-1) LP – Jimmy Nelson (0-1) Save – None The Cubs scored eight runs in the first three innings, seven in third, and Edwin Jackson did not allow the Brewers to cross the plate in his three innings of work as […]


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