Sunday Apr 6
Kalish and Cubs rip Phillies to avoid sweep
Ryan Kalish hit a two-run double and an RBI triple and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep.
Sanchez singled in winner as Pirates beat Cubs in 16 innings
In a game that took 5 hours, 55 minutes, pinch-hitter Tony Sanchez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning to give the Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night -- the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time.
Walker's walk-off lifts Pirates over Cubs in opener
Neil Walker homered off Carlos Villanueva leading off the 10th inning Monday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates benefited from an overturned to call to beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on opening day Monday.
These role players make things interesting
In a perfect world, Mike Olt will seize the Cubs' third-base job this spring. That would allow a lot of other pieces to fall into desirable places for the team and manager Rick Renteria.