Cubs Can’t Keep Up with the Dodgers – Dodgers 8, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six: Cubs 5, Dodgers 8 WP – Chris Perez (1-3) LP – Jacob Turner (1-4) Save – Kenley Jansen (43) The Dodgers seemingly scored at will throughout the four-game series. The Cubs simply could not keep up Sunday afternoon as the Dodgers put runs on the board in all but three innings […]

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Dodgers Jump on Jackson, Pound Cubs Pitching – Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs 5, Dodgers 14 WP – Clayton Kershaw (20-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-15) Save – None Edwin Jackson lasted just two-thirds of an inning as the Dodgers scored six runs in the first inning before Clayton Kershaw threw his first pitch. The Cubs tried to make a game of it, […]

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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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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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From the Wire: Cubs Recall INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa

As expected, the Cubs recalled INF Mike Olt from Triple-A Iowa. Olt is with the team at Wrigley Field but not in Friday’s starting lineup. Olt spent Wednesday and Thursday on a rehab assignment with Low-A Kane County. Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on Aug. 20 with a strained left […]

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Cubs Announce Six-Man Rotation for September

Rick Renteria confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game that the Cubs will use a six-man rotation in September. According to multiple reports, the rotation will be Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner for at least the next two times through the rotation. Dan Straily and Eric Jokisch will pitch […]

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Arodys Vizcaino, Eric Jokisch, Rafael Lopez and Dan Straily Among Eight Cubs September Call-Ups

The Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon the team recalled five players from Triple-A Iowa that will spend September with the big league club and two additions to the 40-man roster. The Cubs recalled RHP Arodys Vizcaino, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa. RHP Blake Parker was […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for September Call-Ups and Other Cubs News and Notes

Happy Labor Day! The Cubs posted a winning record in August (16-14) and will look to build on last month in September. The Cubs are expected to add at least one reliever to the active roster Monday, plus Zac Rosscup. Rosscup was optioned to Iowa to make room on the roster for Felix Doubront to […]

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Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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Cubs Blown Out Late in Nightcap, Split Day-Night Doubleheader in St. Louis – Cardinals 13, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six: Cubs 2, Cardinals 13 WP – Marco Gonzales (1-2) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2) Save – None The Cubs could not complete the sweep of the day-night doubleheader after the Cardinals turned a 1-1 game in the fifth inning into a blowout. Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the fifth […]

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