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5 hrs ago | Cubbies Crib

What to do with the Chicago Cubs pitching staff?

The start to the 2014 season has seen some good, and bad with the Chicago Cubs pitching.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samardzija, Matt Garza, Justin Grimm, Carlos Marmol

9 hrs ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Reds, Simon stifle Cubs

Reds , Simon stifle Cubs CHICAGO -- When Alfredo Simon joined the Cincinnati Reds on waivers in 2012, he wasn't considered much more than a potential backup starter.

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Related Topix: Sports, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Sam Lecure, Starlin Castro, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Bryan Price

18 hrs ago | Rum Bunter

Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker 2014 Edition

The 2014 Pedro Alvarez home run tracker has been busy in 2014. El Toro now has six home runs, more than he had for the entire month of April.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Wei-Chung Wang, Shelby Miller

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Herald

Closer by committee? Cubs ought to give it a shot

Baseball is a sport that doesn't take to change very well, and when change does happen, it usually happens gradually and grudgingly.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, New York Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka, Travis Wood, Alfonso Soriano

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Isportsweb.com

How the Chicago Cubs will make the playoffs

The Chicago Cubs have not been to the postseason since 2008. It seems to be expected that they will not make it again this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Cashner

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Cubbies Crib

REPORT: Cubs recall Chris Rusin; Brian Schlitter sent to Triple-A

Chris Rusin has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and Brian Schlitter has been sent down, tweets MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Chris Rusin

Rant Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: 7 Chicago Cubs on the Block in 2014

Considering they are unlikely to be competitive this season, the Chicago Cubs will probably, once again, be sellers before the trade deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Darwin Barney

Rant Sports

Chicago Cubs: Bullpen A Concern Despite Latest Victory

The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th inning thanks to a big blast from Welington Castillo .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Chicago Cubs, Welington Castillo

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Bucs Dugout

Alvarez, Snider power comeback as Bucs win, 5-4

Through six innings, the Pirates were down 4-0 against the Cubs, but homers by Travis Snider and Pedro Alvarez in the seventh led the Bucs to a 5-4 comeback win Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Pedro Alvarez, Tony Sanchez, Welington Castillo, Neil Walker

The St Paul Journal

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Jason Grilli, Tony Watson, Tony Campana, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Rum Bunter

Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker 2014

The 2014 Pedro Alvarez home run tracker has been busy earlier in 2014. El Toro now has five home runs, more than he had for the entire month of April last season when he tied for the National League lead in bombs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Shelby Miller

Daily Herald

Cubsa bullpen blows Wooda s solid start

This was going to be a nice little feel-good story about all the nice little things the Cubs did in beating the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball, Jeff Samardzija, Joe Kelly, Edwin Jackson, Michael Wacha

CBS Local

Pirates Use 5-Run 7th To Rally Past Cubs

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

WPXI

Pirates score 5 in the 7th, defeat Cubs 5-4

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Tue Apr 08, 2014

ABC News

Pirates Beat Castro (2 HRs) and Cubs 7-6

Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Jason Grilli

Daily Herald

Chicago's Inside Pitch Night moves: Theo OK with Baez

It will be chilly here at Wrigley Field for the first of this year's scheduled 38 night games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Charlie Morton, Christian Villanueva, Tsuyoshi Wada, Brett Jackson

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Cubbies Crib

OPINION: Chicago Cubs' pitching a major bright spot early on

Mar 31, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of an opening day baseball game at PNC Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Edwin Jackson, Opinion

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Northwest Herald

Will Renteria be around long enough to fail or succeed?

The Cubs lost, 2-7. CHICAGO – Carlos Villanueva knew what he was signing up for when he chose to join the Cubs as a free agent last year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bob Smizik: Why is Snider starting?

The Pirates infatuation with perpetually disappointing outfielder Travis Snider continues.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Tabata, Baseball Players, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Cubs hand Pirates first loss of season, 3-2, at PNC Park

One-run victories in low-scoring games worked for the Pirates during the first two games of their opening series against the Chicago Cubs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Mike Olt, Darwin Barney

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