Haren Takes Care of Business, Cubs Top the Reds – Cubs 4, Reds 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven – Cubs 4, Reds 1 WP – Dan Haren (10-9, 3-2) LP – Josh Smith (0-3) Save – Travis Wood (3) Dan Haren tossed 7 1/3 innings of shutout ball as Cubs’ pitchers allowed just three hits and an unearned run. The Cubs scored four times in the first inning with Tommy […]

Jake Dominates and Rakes, Cubs Shutout the Pirates – Cubs 4, Pirates 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five – Cubs 4, Pirates 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (21-6) LP – A.J. Burnett (9-6) Save – None Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the seventh inning and hit an opposite field home run in the second inning. Arrieta gave up a single to Gregory Polanco leading off the seventh, […]

Cubs Rally Falls Short, Lose Opener to Pirates – Pirates 3, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three – Cubs 2, Pirates 3 WP – Gerrit Cole (18-8) LP – Jon Lester (10-12) Save – Mark Melancon (51) The Pirates took a 3-1 lead into the ninth. Chris Denorfia led off with a double. Starlin Castro tripled to right with one out. Denorfia scored and the Cubs had the […]

Cubs Outslug the Brewers on a Wild Night at Wrigley – Cubs 9, Brewers 5

Game One Hundred Fifty – Cubs 9, Brewers 5 WP – Jason Hammel (9-6) LP – Wily Peralta (5-10) Save – None Starlin Castro drove in two runs, including the game winner. Anthony Rizzo reached base five times and scored three runs. Kris Bryant had three hits and scored twice Miguel Montero and Addison Russell […]

Bryant and Soler Lead Offense on Bullpen Day, Russell’s Defense Saves the Game – Cubs 5, Cardinals 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight – Cubs 5, Cardinals 4 WP – Trevor Cahill (1-3) LP – Michael Wacha (16-6) Save – Pedro Strop (3) High fives all around as Cubs hold off Cardinals and post fifth straight win … The Cubs took a 5-1 lead into the ninth inning. Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler went […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/19/15

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight: Cubs (86-61) vs. Cardinals (92-55) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (5-4, 4.11/1.30/3.52) vs. Michael Wacha (16-5, 2.96/1.15/3.56) The Cubs look to make it two wins in a row […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Announce Rotation Plans, Jorge Soler Due Back for Cardinals Series

It took 12 innings and over four hours Wednesday night for the Cubs to beat the Pirates for the second game in a row. The Cubs moved to within three games of the Pirates in the NL Wild Card race while holding off the Giants. The Giants topped the Reds 5-3 late Wednesday and the […]

The CCO Daily: Cubs Off Day News, Jorge Soler Update, the Bullpen and Other Notes

The Cubs are spending Monday’s off day in Pittsburgh, getting a short break before opening a four-game series in three days with Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader. The Cubs are 4-3 on the current 11-game, 11-day, three-city road trip after a disappointing weekend in Philadelphia. Typically a winning road trip is viewed as a positive, but in […]

Two-Out Free Passes Cost the Cubs – Phillies 7, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 5, Phillies 7 WP – Ken Giles (6-2) LP – Hector Rondon (5-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 50 minutes, the Cubs did not take advantage of a shaky Jerad Eickhoff early, left the Phillies in it and ended up giving them […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 09/12/15

Game One Hundred Forty-One: Cubs (82-58) vs. Phillies (54-88) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 188, 844 Location – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Travis Wood (5-4, 4.34/1.35/3.76) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (1-3, 4.70/1.26/4.23) Weather permitting … Joe Maddon shifted his pitching plans for […]