Cubs Launch Five Longballs, Sweep the Brewers and Complete a Perfect Homestand – Cubs 9, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Thirteen – Cubs 9, Brewers 2 WP – Jon Lester (8-8) LP – Tyler Cravy (0-4) Save – None Dexter Fowler and Kyle Schwarber hit back-to-back jacks in the fifth inning and broke a 1-1 tie. Anthony Rizzo went yard with a mammoth shot to center. Kyle Schwarber added a two-run blast […]


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A Miggy Mash Walks Off the Brewers in Extras – Cubs 3, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Twelve – Cubs 3, Brewers 2 – 10 innings WP – Tommy Hunter (3-2) LP – Michael Blazek (5-3) Save – None Miguel Montero led off the 10th inning with the game tied at two. Montero lined a 0-1 pitch from Michael Blazek into the bleachers in left field and the Cubs beat […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Next Goal is Twenty, Starlin Castro and Other News and Notes

The Cubs won their fifth game in a row and for the 11th time in 12 games Tuesday night. The Cubs improved to a season-high 15 games over .500. And with the Pirates loss to the Cardinals moved to within 2 ½ games of Pittsburgh for the top spot in the NL Wild Card race. Joe […]


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Cubs Grind Out a Win Over the Brewers – Cubs 6, Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Eleven – Cubs 6, Brewers 3 WP – Dan Haren (8-7) LP – Taylor Jungmann (6-4) Save – James Russell (1) Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler drove in four of the six runs. Dan Haren picked up his first win, No. 150 of his career, and the bullpen pitched 3 2/3 innings […]


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Cubs to Start Working Out Starlin Castro at Second Base and Third Base

During his weekly segment on the Spiegel & Goff Show (670 The Score), Joe Maddon said that Starlin Castro was coming in early Tuesday to start taking groundballs at second base. Castro will also work out at third base in order to give the Cubs more versatility for the remainder of the season. From all […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Sweeps are Cool

It was a very good weekend on the field for the Chicago Cubs, and it started Thursday night when Joe Maddon set the tone for the weekend by managing a game in early August like it was early October. Joe Maddon pushed the right buttons and his players responded with four wins over the defending […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Handling Cubs Changes

The Cubs topped the Giants for the third time in as many days Saturday and improved to a season-high 13 games over .500 with a 61-48 record. The Cubs have won 10 of 12 and will enter play Sunday afternoon 2 ½ games ahead of the Giants for the second NL Wild Card. Joe Maddon’s […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Left Out of Joe Maddon’s Lineup Shuffle and Other Cubs News

When Joe Maddon started talking about shuffling his lineup around the same time Chris Coghlan started working out at second base, the writing was on the wall that Starlin Castro’s days as the Cubs’ starting shortstop were numbered. And the change was made Friday. Castro was not in the lineup. Maddon met with Castro and […]


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Schwarber and Soler Deliver Early, Cubs Take Opener from Giants – Cubs 5, Giants 4

Game One Hundred Seven – Cubs 5, Giants 4 WP – Justin Grimm (2-3) LP – Chris Heston (11-6) Save – Hector Rondon (17) Jorge Soler’s two-out, two-run single in the first put the Cubs on the board. Kyle Schwarber gave his team a 5-0 lead with a three-run smash in the second inning. After […]


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The Daily CCO: Time at Wrigley Could Get Kris Bryant Back on Track and Other Cubs News

The Cubs open a seven-game homestand Thursday and begin a stretch of 17 games in 19 days in Chicago. The Cubs only games outside of Wrigley Field will be on the South Side (Aug. 14-16) until a six-day West Coast trip starts Aug. 25 in San Francisco. Kris Bryant is struggling at the plate and […]


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