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homer against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning on June 8, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates 6-2

The Pirates tagged Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (3-7) for eight hits, including Alvarez’s two-run home run in the fourth, his team-high 13th of the year. The right-hander struck out seven in six innings.

06/08/2013

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hits a two-run homer off Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva in the 8th inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 4, 2013. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Bullpen Gives Up Latest Homer, Cubs Lose To Angels 4-3

The Chicago Cubs’ bullpen has allowed 17 home runs through the first 56 games this season, and the one Carlos Villanueva gave up to Albert Pujols was easily one of the most aggravating for manager Dale Sveum to watch.

06/05/2013

Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds slides at home plate to score a run in the fourth inning ahead of the tag by Welington Castillo. (Credit: Joe Robbins, Getty)

Cubs Rally From 4-Run Deficit, Top Reds 5-4 In 10

Alfonso Soriano hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Welington Castillo had a go-ahead double in the 10th, helping the Chicago Cubs rally from a four-run deficit in a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday that stopped a season-high, six-game losing streak.

05/26/2013

Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers the ball against the Cincinnati Reds. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel)

Reds Finish Sweep Of Cubs 7-4

Edwin Jackson (0-5) struggled again for the Cubs, allowing four runs and eight hits in five innings.

05/05/2013

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run homer during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Marmol Blows Lead In Cubs 6-4 Loss To Reds

Cincinnati had just one hit in the decisive rally, but took advantage of another woeful outing by reliever Carlos Marmol to secure its first winning road series of the season. The Reds held on for a 6-5 victory in the opener on Friday when Darwin Barney struck out with the bases loaded to end the game.

05/04/2013

Carlos Villanueva. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Offense On Villanueva’s Side As Cubs Power Past Rangers 6-2

Alfonso Soriano hit his first home run of the season, Anthony Rizzo also homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Thursday at a soggy Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2013

Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants forces out Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs at second base during the fourth inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Bumgarner Shuts Down Cubs In Giants’ 3-2 Win

Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh to pull the Cubs to 3-2. It was Navarro’s second career pinch home run in two days, each hit from a different side of the plate. His tying homer in the ninth Friday was hit from the left side.

04/13/2013

Vernon Wells.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Yanks On Verge Of Getting Vernon Wells From Angels

Vernon Wells is on the verge of becoming the latest addition to the New York Yankees’ injury-depleted lineup.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2013

A dejected Cubs fan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ofman: Little Brings Optimism With Chicago Baseball

Does anyone really think the Sox will be playing meaningful games in October and the Cubs, meaningful games in June?

CBS Chicago–03/25/2013

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Soriano, Navarro Get Key Hits, Cubs Beat Padres

Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run double and Dioner Navarro followed with two-run homer Sunday, leading the Chicago Cubs past the San Diego Padres 9-3.

03/10/2013

Alfonzo Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs drives the ball to the right side of the infield against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Cleveland 13-5

Cubs right-hander Alberto Cabrera struggled through 2 1-3 innings. He allowed seven hits, five earned runs and a walk.

03/04/2013

Alfonso Soriano #12 poses during Chicago Cubs photo day on February 18, 2013 at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Schuster: Soriano Has No Regrets Staying With Cubs

The Cubs left-fielder had medical reasons for turning down a trade to San Francisco last year.

02/18/2013

Scott Hairston. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Cubs’ Deal With Scott Hairston Delayed By Roster Issues

In a move to stabilize their outfield, the Cubs have agreed to a two-year contract with Scott Hairston.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2013

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TTYM: How Athletes Blow Their $ And Is Torri Hunter Bitter?

Torri Hunter answers the question “is he bitter about the Josh Hamilton Deal?”  An ESPN commentator takes things too far.  No, this time we really mean it.   And find out some of the ridiculous ways […]

12/14/2012

Alfonso Soriano's Hummer (Credit: Busted Coverage)

Photos: Alfonso Soriano’s Decked Out Hummer

To this point, Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano has earned $121,960,000 in his Major League career.

670 The Score–12/11/2012

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs  receives congratulations from third base coach Pat Listach #4 after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Houston Astrosat Minute Maid Park on September 12, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Soriano, Wood, Lift Cubs Over Astros 5-1

Alfonso Soriano finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs and Travis Wood allowed one run in 7 2-3 innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros Wednesday night.

09/12/2012

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 9, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Complete Sweep Of Pirates With 4-2 Victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs the go-ahead runs and Chicago completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-2 win on […]

09/09/2012

Tony Campana #1 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 8, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Fading Pirates 4-3

On Saturday afternoon, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he was planning on relaxing any pitch count restrictions he had for Jeff Samardzija in that night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

09/09/2012

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI triple in the sixth inning as Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs makes alate tag on September 02 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Pagan’s Single Lifts Giants To 7-5 Win Over Cubs

Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants closed out a successful road trip with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

09/02/2012

Starting pitcher Travis Wood #30 of the Chicago Cubs delivers during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on August 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Bianchi Hits 3-Run Homer As Brewers Top Cubs 4-1

Jeff Bianchi hit a three-run shot for his first big league homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

08/28/2012

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