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Yesterday | Chicago Cubs

Arrieta aims to continue home dominance vs. Reds

Johnny Cueto has a chance to become the Reds' first 20-game winner since Danny Jackson went 23-8 in 1988, but no one said it would be easy. The All-Star right-hander won a classic pitching duel in his last start against Lance Lynn of the Cardinals, tossing eight scoreless innings and allowing just three hits while walking one and striking out seven last Thursday in Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Johnny Cueto, Lance Lynn, Neil Ramirez, Bryan Price, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Yesterday | Chicago Sun-Times

Welington Castillo hopes to be a key part for Cubs

But Welington Castillo knows how this works. And he's not about to claim he's one of the Cubs' core players at this point, much less their catcher of the future.

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Related Topix: Sports, Welington Castillo, Baseball Players, Geovany Soto, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Jorge Posada

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Anthony Rizzo returns, delivers game-winning HR for Cubs

As Anthony Rizzo headed toward the dugout in the moment after teammates mobbed him following his walkoff home run Monday night, he suddenly reached for his back as if in pain. But for a team that had lost eight of nine games, a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night at Wrigley Field - on the day both Rizzo and slugging prospect Jorge Soler returned to the lineup - returned the loud, bass-thumping music to the postgame clubhouse.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Pedro Villarreal

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Reds at Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have little chance of avoiding a second straight last-place finish in the National League Central , but their slim hopes of catching the Cincinnati Reds hinge on a three-game series beginning Monday at Wrigley Field . The Cubs are 5 1/2 games behind the Reds, who lead the season series 11-5.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds

Sun Sep 14, 2014

ChicagoSports.com

Cubs' final homestand could spell end for some

Fans will get their last chance to see the 100-year-old ballpark without a jumbo-sized video board dominating the backdrop in left field, and some players may be taking a last look around, knowing they could be wearing a different uniform the next time they're in town. The Cubs limped home from a 1-5 road trip Sunday with a 7-3 loss to the Pirates, looking listless as the season winds down.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Paul Maholm

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pirates turn triple play, beat Cubs 7-3

Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh's first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a game-tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Chicago Cubs 7-3. Edinson Volquez improved to 4-0 in his last 10 starts for the Pirates, who began the day with a 1 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee for the NL's second wild card.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Edinson Volquez, Matt Szczur, Neil Walker

ABC News

Harrison Leads Pirates Over Cubs 7-3

Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh's first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Chicago Cubs 7-3. Edinson Volquez improved to 4-0 in his last 10 starts for the Pirates, who began the day with a 1 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee for the NL's second wild card.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Edinson Volquez, Matt Szczur, Neil Walker

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates lean on Volquez to maintain standing

A common trait with many teams that make the postseason is a better-than-expected performance from certain key players. Right-hander Edinson Volquez has certainly put himself in that category for the Pirates, who occupy the National League's second Wild Card spot and are trailing the Cardinals by 3 1/2 games in the NL Central with 14 games remaining in the regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Jose Bautista, Pittsburgh Pirates

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Cubs manager Rick Renteria confident his job is safe

The rookie-development program the Cubs are running at the big-league level has conspicuously included first-year manager Rick Renteria, whose game management has been called into question by longtime baseball people inside and outside the organization. But if Renteria is concerned about his job security, especially heading into a 2015 season that figures to bring higher expectations, he's not letting it show.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Anthony Rizzo

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Pirates 7, Cubs 3: Streaking

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- I'm going to write something in this recap that's going to be somewhat controversial and will probably stir all of you up a little bit after the Cubs' seventh straight loss, 7-3 to the Pirates . Thought about whether or not to do this quite a bit after Friday night's game and decided to go ahead with it, so here goes: They are playing without their two best players, who, despite brave claims to the contrary, might not play again this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Arismendy Alcantara, Tsuyoshi Wada, Mike Olt

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chicago Cubs

Starlin walking without boot; Rizzo nearing return

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was allowed to walk without a supportive walking boot on his left ankle Friday, and predicts he'll be back before the season ends. Meanwhile, Anthony Rizzo continued to make progress in his rehab from a lower back strain, and was able to run the bases for the first time on Friday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Takeaways From Kris Bryant Being Named Minor League POY

Although he was extremely underrated to start the season, Kris Bryant has proven that he is the best the minor leagues have to offer. Being the best prospect in the best system in all of baseball, the future looks very bright.

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Examiner.com

More Cubs fans see Theo Epstein's vision as Baez and Soler join the team

Javier Baez waits in the on deck circle in his first game at Coors Field. He would go on to hit a gaime winning home run int the 12th inning to beat the Rockies in Colorado.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball, Jorge Soler

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs look to right the ship against the Pirates

Sep 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates fans wave a Pirate flag during the ninth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 6-3.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies

MSNBC

Cubs will be in position to make a splash with Jon Lester

No matter what happens with the Wrigley Field renovations and the next TV contract, the Cubs will be in position to make a splash and sign Jon Lester to a megadeal. Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation piece in the rebuild at Clark and Addison.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Masahiro Tanaka, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Cole Hamels

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Kid Cubs swept by Blue Jays, lose 6th straight

With a lineup made up mostly of rookies, run by a rookie manager, the kid Cubs got manhandled by the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays for three games at Rogers Centre. They were outscored 28-3 in a sweep that left them with a six-game losing streak heading into Thursday's day off.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Kyuji Fujikawa, Jorge Soler, Drew Hutchison

Cubbies Crib

This tough stretch for the Cubs will be the start of something greater

Sep 9, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Cubs Luis Valbuena goes down after being hit by Toronto Blue Jays opening pitcher Mark Buehrie in the fifth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports It's been a tough stretch for the Chicago Cubs lately.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Arismendy Alcantara, Jorge Soler, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks

Cubbies Crib

What happened to the Cubs Edwin Jackson?

Jul 21, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson reacts on the mound during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Yesterday was Edwin Jackson 's 31st birthday. We at Cubbies Crib of course wish him a Happy Birthday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Cubbies Crib

When the Cubs "arrive", Welington Castillo hopes to be part of it

Jun 30, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo react after defeating the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs have had a lot of turnover in the last few seasons.

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Related Topix: Sports, Welington Castillo, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

Gapers Block

Recent Losses Are Helping Cubs' Free Agent Plans

Stop me if you've heard this before: the Cubs losing games right now is actually good for their future plans. Yeah, yeah, you've read and heard the same thing for a few years now.

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