Carlos Marmol

Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers the ball against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on April 8, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Hold On After 9th Inning Scare, Beat Nats 4-3

Jeff Samardzija felt he had something to prove. He certainly made his point on the mound. Samardzija dominated into the ninth, outpitching Jordan Zimmermann, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday for their first win of the Theo Epstein era.

04/08/2012

Carlos Marmol

Schuster: Same Old, Same Old For The Cubs

Well so far the new Cubs regime looks a lot like the old one. More losses, and ugly ones at that. Yes, it’s only two games into a long season but it’s awfully deflating when the two losses have come the way they have, so far.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2012

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto talks with pitcher Carlos Marmol after Marmol blew a 4-3 lead against the Washington Nationals in the 8th inning at Wrigley Field on April 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bullpen Blows Lead Again, Cubs Fall To Nats 7-4

Carlos Marmol insists it’s too soon for him to be frustrated. Cubs fans sure are, though. Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.

04/07/2012

Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs during the opening day game at Wrigley Field on April 5, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Start Epstein Era With 2-1 Loss To Nationals

As Ryan Dempster left the field at Wrigley to a standing ovation, the Chicago Cubs looked ready to start the Theo Epstein era on a winning note. The cheers didn’t last. The lead didn’t either.

04/05/2012

Dale Sveum. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Spring Training Notebook: Decision Day For Cubs

Cubs manager Dale Sveum will sit down with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Wednesday night and make the final roster decisions before the team breaks camp next week.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

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

Maholm Impressive For Cubs In 2-0 Win Over Padres

Bryan LaHair is less than two weeks away from breaking camp on a big league opening day roster for the first time. The timing should be just about right for the Chicago Cubs first baseman, considering he has nearly 1,000 career at-bats in the minors and just 65 in the majors.

03/26/2012

McKnight: Marmol Headed for Precautionary MRI

Cubs closer Carlos Marmol left Tuesday’s game in the seventh inning with a cramp in his pitching hand. He’ll undergo a precautionary MRI on the hand to make sure there’s no damage.

670 The Score–03/20/2012

Cubs Beat Reds 8-6 As Marmol Struggles

At least Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo and Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol have plenty of time to work out the kinks. Arroyo was hit hard and Marmol also struggled during Chicago’s 8-6 exhibition victory over Cincinnati on Monday.

03/12/2012

Rodrigo Lopez #50 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against  the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on September 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Allen’s Slam, 7 RBIs Lead A’s Past Cubs 12-10

Brandon Allen belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cubs 12-10 on Sunday to spoil Chicago’s spring training opener.

03/04/2012

St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Greene (27) steals second as Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney can't handle a throw from Geovany Soto in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 in St. Louis. Breene took third on the throwing error. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 2-1. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Cardinals Beat Cubs 2-1 On Wild Pitch In 9th

The Cardinals kept their faint wild-card hopes alive when Carlos Marmol forced home the tying run with a bases-loaded walk to Ryan Theriot, followed with a game-ending wild pitch.

09/24/2011

Geovany Soto #18 of the Chicago Cubs hits a single in the second inning against the New York Mets during a game at Citi Field on September 10, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Cubs Rally For Win Against Mets, 5-4

Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago Cubs past the New York Mets 5-4 after blowing a three-run lead in the eighth Saturday.

09/10/2011

Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a two-RBI double scoring teammates Starlin Castro #13 and Reed Johnson #5 during the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on September 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pena’s HR Gives Cubs 6-3 Win Over Reds

CHICAGO (AP) – Carlos Pena hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Aramis Ramirez had a two-run […]

09/07/2011

Starting pitcher Matt Garza #17 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on September 5, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Garza, Ramirez Lead Cubs To 4-3 Win Over Reds

Matt Garza pitched eight strong innings, Aramis Ramirez had a tiebreaking two-run single, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday.

09/05/2011

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a two-RBI double scoring Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on September 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lee Hits Go-Ahead Slam For Pirates, Cubs Lose 7-5

Derrek Lee came off the disabled list and hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Saturday.

09/03/2011

Starting pitcher Randy Wells #36 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field on August 24, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soriano Homers To Back Wells As Cubs Top Braves

Alfonso Soriano homered, Randy Wells pitched effectively into the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

08/24/2011

Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs connects on a two-run home run scoring Starlin Castro during the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on August 20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Garza, Ramirez Lead Cubs Over Cardinals 3-0

Matt Garza pitched seven sharp innings, Aramis Ramirez homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Saturday.

08/20/2011

Pinch hitter Brian Bogusevic #19 of the Houston Astros hits a wallk-off grand slam home run in the ninth inning off pitcher Carlos Marmol #49 of the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on August 16, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Bogusevic’s Grand Slam Leads Astros Over Cubs 6-5

Pinch hitter Brian Bogusevic hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to propel the Houston Astros to 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night and break a season-long seven game losing streak.

08/16/2011

The  Chicago Cubs celebrate their victory over the Washington Nationals. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Ramirez And Pena Homer In Cubs’ 4-3 Win Over Nats

Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena hit back-to-back homers and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Thursday.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Reed Johnson (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Johnson Homers, Gets 4 Hits As Cubs Beat Nationals

Reed Johnson, Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto each homered Wednesday night and the Chicago Cubs kept up their power surge in a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals.

08/10/2011

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by former teammate Aramis Ramirez #16 after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on August 3, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Castro Homers, Garza Goes 7 As Cubs Top Pirates

Starlin Castro homered and Matt Garza pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

08/03/2011

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