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“If we keep playing that kind of game, that would make me a happy person,” Maddon said after a 6-4 loss to the Giants.
The old-time pitcher of a bygone era never worried about pitch count. There was little thought about cutting back on innings to save something for the postseason.
After Ben Zobrist moved up to the lead-off spot, the Cubs followed with four homers in their 15-hit attack.
“That really doesn’t matter to me,” Maddon says of taking criticism.
Robert, the 19-year-old Cuban outfielder, could make his pick as soon as Saturday.
Eddie Butler bombed big time in his second Cubs start, raising questions about how the team move forward with its roster.
It’s an estimated 575 to 600 feet from home plate to the center-field scoreboard at Wrigley Field.
With Heyward set to return, the Cubs face a tough roster decision, and it could mean sending Tommy La Stella down to Triple-A.
With the help of the wind blowing out, Chicago scored 25 runs in three wins against Cincinnati.
Johnson will have his chance to display his skill set and solidify a spot in the big leagues.
His power non-existent for the first half of May, Rizzo came through in Tuesday’s win over the Reds.
The 63-year-old Maddon on Tuesday became the eighth active manager to win 1,000 games.
The confidence he has in his team makes Theo Epstein believe a turnaround is close.
Quintana hasn’t been his best this season but was strong Sunday in taking a no-decision.
The White Sox have lost six straight entering play Saturday.
Szczur’s night certainly started all right: He hit a home run off the first pitch of the game against the White Sox.
The White Sox faced an early six-run deficit against the Twins and lost 7-6.
Anderson’s close friend Branden Moss, 23, was shot to death over the weekend in a parking lot in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Neither franchise wants to endure the possible embarrassment of losing a major trade to a team in its own city.
The current perception is the White Sox will trade any player on their big league roster now besides 23-year-old shortstop Tim Anderson.