Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks past a Chicago Cubs split squad 3-2 Monday.
Josh Reddick collected two more hits and Brandon Allen drove in another run to help an Oakland Athletics split-squad beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Monday.
The Cubs announced Monday they have claimed infielder Adrian Cardenas off waivers from the Athletics.
The Cubs have agreed to one-year deals with six players to avoid salary arbitration: Jeff Baker, Blake Dewitt, Ian Stewart, Geovany Soto, Chris Volstad and Randy Wells.
It was a bad time for the Cubs to face Kansas City right-hander Luke Hochevar. It was an afternoon start and Hochevar excels in day games. Hochevar won again under the sun and Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double in a four-run first inning as the Royals beat Chicago 6-3 on Sunday.
Although the Cubs have been playing better over their last few series, the club still sits under .500 and it’s looking more and more like they won’t be able to hang around and contend in the division.
Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano left Monday’s game against the Houston Astros after straining his left quadriceps after trying to beat out a grounder in the first inning.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched six innings in a rain-shortened game for his first career shutout and Buster Posey hit an RBI single to lead the Giants to a 3-0 win over the Cubs.
Kosuke Fukudome hit a game-ending single as the Chicago Cubs scored twice in the ninth inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 Saturday.
Chicago Cubs’ starter Ryan Dempster allowed 10 hits over his seven innings pitched, but didn’t get a lot of help from his defense. The Cubs committed three errors and lost by a final score of 6-4.
The Cubs trailed the entire game, unable to score a run until the eighth inning. As if starting the season with two straight losses was not an option, Chicago rallied to score five runs in the eighth inning , including a two-run double by Blake DeWitt that gave the Cubs the lead to win.
In the Cubs’ push to make the team a winning one, they acquired Blake DeWitt. The second baseman was used to playing for the Dodgers his whole career, it was a different experience for him wearing a new uniform during spring training.
80 degrees and bright sunshine. Ok, now that I got your attention lets get to the news of the day as the Cubs opened up Spring Training with pitchers & catchers reporting on Sunday.
What is this, 1987? Right as Tom Gorzelany was delivering the 3-1 to Blake DeWitt the power in the ballpark went completely out for just a nanosecond and the only thing anyone knows for sure […]