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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.


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.


Travis Wood  pitches against the Cincinnati Reds. (Credit:: Joe Robbins, Getty)

Cubs Lose To Reds 5-2

Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, and the Cincinnati Reds used another big inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday for their fifth straight victory.


Edwin Jackson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jackson, Cubs Fall To Mets

Matt Harvey won his fifth straight decision, allowing five hits in 7 1-3 innings and singling in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to lead the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

David DeJesus runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Samardzija Homers, Throws 8 Innings In Cubs’ Win

Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night.


Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Harris: Cubs Add Security By Locking Up Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo gained financial security for a long time, agreeing to a seven-year deal, worth $39 million, with a team option each of the last two years for $14.5 million each year.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2013

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Rizzo’s Contract By The Numbers

Here’s a complete breakdown of the numbers, from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2013

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs, Rizzo Agree To 7-Year Extension

The Cubs have locked up another big piece of their future.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2013

Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws a pitch in the second inning during a game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Credit: Patrick McDermott, Getty)

Cubs Beat Strasburg, Nationals 8-2

Jackson (1-5) retired 12 of Washington’s first 13 batters and allowed two runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings. He earned his first win under a $52 million, four-year contract he signed after leaving Washington as a free agent.


Carlos Villanueva (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rally For 5-4 Win Over Cubs

Carlos Beltran and Jon Jay drove in two runs apiece, and the St. Louis Cardinals capped an impressive trip with a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

Travis Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall Apart In 4-2 Loss To Padres

Yadier Alonso’s two-out fly ball to right field dropped in front of Julio Borbon for an RBI single that led to a four-run eighth inning and boosted the San Diego Padres over the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Thursday for a four-game series split.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2013

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park. (Credit: Marc Serota, Getty)

Navarro Homers In Cubs 6-4 Loss To Marlins

Chicago’s Dioner Navarro homered in the ninth off Steve Cishek, who nonetheless earned his third save in four chances.


Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by Alfonso Soriano #12 after hitting a home run off pitcher Wade LeBlanc #23 of the Miami Marlins during a game at Marlins Park on April 26, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Rizzo Hits 2 Home Runs In Cubs’ 4-2 Win Over Marlins

Anthony Rizzo had two home runs and four RBIs to power the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night, giving Chicago back-to-back wins for the first time this season.


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

Carlos Marmol

That’s All She Wrote: Wait, Marmol Got A Save?

By George Ofman- (CBS) I can’t believe it. Carlos Marmol got a save. Of course, several Cubs fans suffered heart attacks while others jumped out basement windows. So let’s set the numbers: two games, 1.1 […]

CBS Chicago–04/05/2013

Paul Konerko and Starlin Castro. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Baffoe: Loving And Hating The White Sox And Cubs In 2013

Here are three reasons each to love and hate the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs respectively in 2013.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2013

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Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Could Become Face Of Franchise

Down the line, Anthony Rizzo has the potential to be one of the best offensive players in the league.


Angel Pagan. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The World Baseball Classic Is Lame

Cue the inspirational horns and strings. Get Bob Costas cozied up near a fireplace in a flame-retardant turtleneck.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2013

Starting pitcher Chris Rusin #18 of the Chicago Cubs delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on September 30, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Cubs End 7-Game Losing Streak, Beat Diamondbacks

Anthony Rizzo had three hits, David DeJesus homered and the Chicago Cubs ended a seven-game losing streak, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 on Sunday.


Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Video: Bandana’d Cubs Fans Rips Home Run Ball Away From Another Fan

Things are getting ugly at Wrigley Field.

670 The Score–09/18/2012