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Meager run support has been a staple for the hapless Cub offense. Samardzija has allowed four earned runs in total over his four starts this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Ike Davis in trade with the New York Mets on Friday, according to CBSSports.com baseball writer Jon Heyman on Twitter: zack thornton, a pitcher going to mets in ike deal, was passed over in rule 5 draft after pitts left him unprotected.
Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.
Apr 16, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto talks with manager Bryan Price , right, prior to a game with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park.
The somewhat surprising promotion of George Springer by the Astros has everyone scrambling looking for the next potential call-up.
On Thursday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the first-place Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 11-2, possibly marking the beginning of a turnaround for the club.
For fans of the Chicago Cubs , 2014 looks to be a difficult season in terms of success.
On the books for $14 million this season, Alfonso Soriano is - by a slight margin over pitcher Edwin Jackson - the highest-paid player on the Chicago Cubs' 2014 payroll.
The Reds are off to Chicago to take on the Chicago Cubs. This weekend series presents a great opportunity for the Reds to make up some ground in the NL Central.
A 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday gave Cincinnati its first consecutive victories and winning series this season.
For all the angst that accompanied losses to the Cardinals on Monday and Tuesday, all was right again at Miller Park on Wednesday after a 5-1 Brewers win preserved their perch atop the National League Central.
Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and relief corps allow only eight hits over 18 innings to blank the Chicago Cubs 3-0 and 2-0.
The Milwaukee Brewers needed a strong pitching performance with a struggling offense and they got it from Wily Peralta Wednesday afternoon.
It may be a stretch to suggest two teams from different divisions have established themselves as rivals, but in some ways, the Cardinals and Nationals have done just that.
His eyes were fixed on the Cubs player in the batting cage. His hands were stuffed in the back pockets of his uniform pants, probably because global warming had taken the day off.