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Cubs manager Rick Renteria defended shortstop Starlin Castro for the kind of mental lapse Wednesday night he was often criticized for earlier in his career but that he seemed to have all but eliminated over the past year.
The Chicago Cubs outfielder made an impressive debut with the club, hitting a home run in his first at-bat while finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and one strikeout.
Aug 27, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos throws against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning at Great American Ball Park.
Aug 27, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler hits a solo home off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos in the second inning at Great American Ball Park.
Following Luis Valbuena's leadoff shot as part of a back-to-back effort, Soler's blast gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead.
The Cubs are looking to match their longest winning streak of 2014 tonight. Oh, and some guy from the Cubs farm system is making his major-league debut.
August 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena celebrates with center fielder Ryan Sweeney his solo home scored in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
The reigning National League MVP spent 15 days on the disabled list with fractured rib cartilage this month and appeared to aggravate the injury in the third when he collided with the wall while tracking down a fly ball by Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter.
Jorge Soler runs the bases after hitting a two-run homer on the Memphis Redbirds in the sixth-inning at Principal Park in Des Moines.
The Cubs will recall outfielder Soler from Class AAA Iowa, and indications are he will be activated for Wednesday night's game in Cincinnati.
When the Chicago Cubs visited Great American Ball Park last month, the Cincinnati Reds won four of five to pull within 2 1/2 games of the NL Central lead.
A season with real expectations. Their scholarship runs out in 31 games. They face a season in which holes must be plugged, starting at shortstop.
It was an interesting week for the Chicago Cubs. Fans got to see some things they hadn't before and got a bigger glimpse of things to come with a plethora of rookies up in Chicago.
Aug 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton plays catch on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
He made another big one Sunday, tossing 6⅓ innings of 1-hit, 1-run ball as the Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 to sweep the three-game series at Wrigley Field.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 06:52 am
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