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Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning on September 18,  2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Reds Beat Cubs 3-1 Behind Bailey

Homer Bailey pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run double and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Tuesday night to move closer to the NL Central title.

09/18/2012

Justin Maxwell #44 of the Houston Astros strokes a sacrifice fly to center in the third inning scoring Jimmy Paredes #38 of the Houston Astros against the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on September 11, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros Beat Cubs In 1-0 Win

Jimmy Paredes singled and scored an unearned run in the third inning and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Tuesday night.

09/11/2012

Nyjer Morgan #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers is congratulated by Mike Fiers #64 after scoring a run in the 7th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 29, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Drop 8th Straight Vs. Brewers In 3-1 Loss

Mike Fiers tossed 7 1-3 solid innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night, their eighth straight victory against Chicago.

08/29/2012

Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a two-run double against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on July 22, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rout Cubs 7-0 To Complete Sweep

Lance Lynn won his 12th game with six spotless innings, and Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered on consecutive pitches to put the finishing touches on the St. Louis Cardinals’ 7-0 victory Sunday that completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs.

07/22/2012

Paul Maholm #28 of the Chicago Cubs pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 4, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Cubs Hit 3 Homers, Beat Braves 5-1

Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs continued their success against Atlanta by beating the Braves 5-1 on Wednesday night.

07/04/2012

Starlin Castro.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Wisch: Every MLB Team Should Still Have An All-Star

There aren’t any brackets, you won’t find anyone being sent to Dayton for a play-in game, and nobody – not even Bryan LaHair – gets a No. 16 seed.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Bryan LaHair and Adam Dunn. (Photos by Jonathan Daniels and Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Chicago Has Two Feel-Good All Star Stories

One is a 10-year pro whose name wasn’t known by the general baseball public until this year. The other is a league star rebounding from one of the worst statistical season the game has ever seen.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Chris Sale. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

All-Stars: White Sox’s Sale, Konerko, Dunn; Cubs’ LaHair, Castro

Left-hander Chris Sale, first baseman Paul Konerko and designated hitter Adam Dunn were named Sunday to the American League All-Star team.

07/01/2012

Paul Goldschmidt #44 and teammate Chris Young #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate a home run against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field on June 23, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks Pound Maholm, Beat Cubs 10-5

David DeJesus and Starlin Castro, the top two players in the Chicago Cubs’ batting order, had four hits apiece on Saturday night. And neither table-setter scored.

06/24/2012

Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus drives in two runs with a single in the 3rd inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on June 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wood Edges Peavy In Pitching Duel, Cubs Beat Sox 2-1

Travis Wood pitched six strong innings for his first win as a starter in more than a year, and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night even though Jake Peavy went the distance.

06/19/2012

Norichika Aoki of the Milwaukee Brewers runs the bases after hitting a walk-off home run. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Brewers On Aoki’s Walk-Off HR

Norichika Aoki homered twice, including off Casey Coleman to lead off the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 5, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Dempster Wins First Game This Year, Cubs Rout Brewers 10-0

Ryan Dempster earned his first win since last August, throwing seven innings of three-hit ball as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-0 on Tuesday night.

06/05/2012

Ian Stewart #2 of the Chicago Cubs gets congratulated by Alfonso Soriano #12 after hitting a two run homer against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning on May 28, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Halt 12-Game Skid, Top Padres 11-7

The Chicago Cubs stopped their 12-game losing streak as Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead home run Monday in an 11-7 win over the San Diego Padres.

05/28/2012

Sean Marshall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Trading Sean Marshall Was A Mistake

I’ve heard all the arguments for why the Cubs traded their best reliever, and none of them has been compelling enough for me to get on board.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Bryan LaHair its a solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cubs Can’t Complete Sweep, Fall 7-6 To Cardinals

Yadier Molina hit an RBI single off second baseman Darwin Barney’s glove with two outs in the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Tuesday, avoiding a sweep and an 0-5 homestand.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

The Chicago Cubs wear pink to celebrate Mother's Day during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 13, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Brewers 8-2 To Avoid Sweep

For the first time in more than a year, the Chicago Cubs finally won a game in Milwaukee.

05/13/2012

Bryan LaHair. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Harris: A Reason To Watch The Cubs

The past 15 games, and Bryan LaHair’s impact, have shed light to a long process of climbing to the top of the NL Central.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2012

Bryan LaHair. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Enjoy Bryan LaHair

LaHair is the early leader in the clubhouse for feel-good story of this MLB season. He’s 29, in his 10th season as a professional ballplayer, and just now having a major impact on a major league roster.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

Paul Maholm. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Maholm Wins Fourth Straight For Cubs

Paul Maholm outpitched Tim Hudson to win his fourth straight start, Bryan LaHair hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward scores a run as Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto waits for the throw in the fifth inning on May 8, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Wood Gives Up Game Winning Runs, Cubs Fall To Braves 3-1

Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Tuesday night.

05/08/2012

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