Cubs Couldn’t Come Up with a Clutch Hit – Pirates 2, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Three: Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Brandon Cumpton (3-2) LP – Jason Hammel (6-5) Save – Mark Melancon (12) It was another frustrating day for the Cubs as the offense could not come up with a clutch hit and lost the rubber game of the series to the Pirates. The Cubs put two […]

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Two-Out Hits Cost Wood and the Cubs – Pirates 5, Cubs 3

Game Seventy-Two: Cubs 3, Pirates 5 WP – Vance Worley (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (7-6) Save – Mark Melancon (11) After rain delayed the start of the first pitch for two hours and one minute, Travis Wood had a rough night and lasted only 4 2/3 innings while the offense could not figure out […]

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Rizzo, Castro and Coghlan Power the Cubs Past the Pirates – Cubs 6, Pirates 3

Game Seventy-One: Cubs 6, Pirates 3 WP – Edwin Jackson (5-7) LP – Charlie Morton (4-8) Save – Hector Rondon (8) Anthony Rizzo doubled in the Cubs’ first two runs and Starlin Castro followed Rizzo with a three-run homer that accounted for all five of the Cubs runs in the third inning. The Cubs pen […]

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Cubs Can’t Outhit the Mistakes – Marlins 6, Cubs 5

Game Sixty-Nine: Cubs 5, Marlins 6 WP – Sam Dyson (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (2-2, BS 2) Save – Steve Cishek (16) The Cubs gave Tuesday night’s game away. The defense committed two errors that led to Miami first three runs and Brian Schlitter was left in too long as the Cubs dropped the […]

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Wood Delivers in a Pinch – Cubs 5, Marlins 4

Game Sixty-Eight: Cubs 5, Marlins 4 – 13 innings WP – Carlos Villanueva (3-5) LP – Jacob Turner (2-5) Save – James Russell (1) With two outs, Junior Lake on first base and the game tied at four in the 13th inning, Rick Renteria sent Travis Wood up to hit for Carlos Villanueva. And Travis Wood […]

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Wood Silences Phillies Bats in Finale – Cubs 3, Phillies 0

Game Sixty-Seven: Cubs 3, Phillies 0 WP – Travis Wood (7-5) LP – A.J. Burnett (4-6) Save – Neil Ramirez (3) Travis Wood put together his best start of the season and combined with Neil Ramirez on a three-hit shutout of the Phillies on Sunday afternoon, the Cubs fifth shutout of the year. The Cubs […]

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Phillies Rock and Roll Over Jackson – Phillies 7, Cubs 4

Game Sixty-Six: Cubs 4, Phillies 7 WP – David Buchanan (2-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (4-7) Save – Jonathan Papelbon (15) Edwin Jackson had another rough outing. Jackson could not complete five innings after the Phillies launched two home runs that accounted for four of the seven runs he allowed as the Cubs dropped the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Post a Road Win, Downplay Rondon’s Sore Elbow

Jake Arrieta pitched an excellent game and Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer that accounted for the Cubs only runs Friday night in a 2-1 victory over the Phillies. Questions popped up during the game as to why Pedro Strop was being used in the eighth inning and Neil Ramirez was called on to close […]

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An A-Plus for Arrieta – Cubs 2, Phillies 1

Game Sixty-Five: Cubs 2, Phillies 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Roberto Hernandez (2-5) Save – Neil Ramirez (2) Jake Arrieta pitched seven innings of shutout ball and Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer with Anthony Rizzo along for the ride as the Cubs began the three-game series in Philadelphia with a win […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Place Bonifacio on the 15-Day DL, Activate Ryan Sweeney

As expected, the Cubs placed Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list Friday and activated Ryan Sweeney from the DL to take Bonifacio’s spot on the active roster. Emilio Bonifacio was placed on the DL with a strained rib cage muscle. Bonifacio had to be helped off the field Thursday after he collapsed in the […]

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