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Dioner Navarro #30 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on an RBI single scoring Luis Valbuena #24 during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field on September 2, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Marlins 4-3

Henderson Alvarez hit his first career home run and pitched six innings before exiting with a hamstring injury, and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Monday.

09/02/2013

Welington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-RBI double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning on September 1, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Arrieta Shuts Down Phils In Cubs’ 7-1 win

Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning and catcher Welington Castillo drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Sunday.

09/01/2013

Darwin Barney. (Getty Images)

Sveum Ejected, Dodgers Blank Cubs 4-0

Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier hit solo homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday.

670 The Score–08/28/2013

Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals follows through on a three-run home run scoring teammates Ryan Zimmerman #11 and Bryce Harper #34 during the third inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Nationals Power Past Cubs 11-6

Jayson Werth and Scott Hairston hit three-run homers to lead the Washington Nationals to an 11-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

08/21/2013

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on August 9, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cubs Get 1st Shutout In St. Louis In 16 Years

With a small sample size from which to choose, Chris Rusin can easily pick his best performances. His latest ranks toward the top.

08/10/2013

David DeJesus #9 of the Chicago Cubs takes a face full of dirt trying to catch a fly ball double by Michael Young #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Citizens Bank Park on August 6, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Cubs Edged By Phillies 9-8

Darin Ruf and Chase Utley sparked a three-run fifth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-8 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

08/06/2013

nthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a two-run home run scoring teammate David DeJesus #9 during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on July 31, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images)

Rizzo, Jackson Help Cubs Top Brewers 6-1

Edwin Jackson returned to the mound after a 66-minute rain delay and pitched eight solid innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Wednesday for their only victory of the four-game series.

08/01/2013

Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Do The Bears Respect Marc Trestman?

As far as Trestman goes, I have a really hard time believing all the players—veterans especially—are going to be so gung-ho with his make-a-new-friend-today tactics as he described at a press conference on Wednesday.

670 The Score–07/26/2013

Hector Rondon #56 and teammate Wellington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate a 7-6 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Schierholtz Powers Cubs To 7-6 Win Over D’Backs

Nate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

07/25/2013

Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks

Rusin, Lake Lead Cubs Past Diamondbacks 4-2

For the second time this season, Chris Rusin was called up from the minors after the Cubs dealt a pitcher, and helped lead the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

07/23/2013

Michael Cuddyer #3 of the Colorado Rockies hits an RBI double during the first inning as catcher Welington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs and home plate umpire Lance Barrett look on at Coors Field on July 21, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Rockies 4-3

Tyler Chatwood pitched six strong innings, Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead single and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday to win the three-game series.

07/21/2013

Josh Hamilton of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a three-run homer against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning on July 10, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Angels Rout Cubs 13-2

Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected and the Los Angeles went deep a season-high five times in a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

07/10/2013

Starlin Castro follows through on a solo home run during the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Wrigley Field . (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Soriano Leads Cubs’ Barrage In 7-2 Win Over Angels

Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs’ season high five home runs and Travis Wood earned his first win in nearly six weeks in Chicago’s 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night

07/09/2013

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs scores at home as Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates takes the throw during the third inning on July 7, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Navarro Lifts Cubs To 4-3 Victory Over Pirates

Pinch hitter Dioner Navarro had a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

07/07/2013

Edwin Jackson pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Cubs Hold Off Late Mariners’ Comeback For 7-6 Win

It didn’t matter the Chicago Cubs nearly blew a six-run lead against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

06/30/2013

Brian Bogusevic #47 of the Chicago Cubs doubles in the top of the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers  (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Feldman, Rizzo Lead Cubs To 5-4 Win Over Brewers

Scott Feldman pitched six solid innings, Anthony Rizzo had a key two-run single and the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Wednesday night.

06/26/2013

Starter Travis Wood #37 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 17, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wood Pitches Well Again In Cubs’ Loss To Cardinals

Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood seems to keep pitching better every outing. He just has very little to show for it.

06/18/2013

Darwin Barney  hits a single against the New York Mets at Citi Field (Credit: Al Bello/Getty )

Feldman Shuts Down Mets, Cubs Win 5-2

Scott Feldman allowed two hits in seven innings and Starlin Castro hit a two-run double to left in the Cubs’ three-run eighth inning and Chicago beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday.

06/15/2013

Travis Wood. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Reds Complete Sweep Of Cubs

Mike Leake combined with Aroldis Chapman on a three-hitter and Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning against Travis Wood, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Wednesday for their record 12th straight win at Wrigley Field.

06/12/2013

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

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