Grant Balfour

Cubs Avoid Sweep With 3-2 Victory Over RaysAnthony Rizzo was responsible for two of Chicago's 17 strikeouts Sunday. He also had the biggest hit of the game for the Cubs. Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Straily, Norris Lead A's In 1-0 Win Over CubsDerek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Thursday.
Russell Gives Up Lead In 8th, Cubs Lose To A's 8-7One bad pitch blew what would've given the Chicago Cubs something they've rarely achieved this season: a winning streak.
Athletics Rally To Beat White Sox 9-7Jonny Gomes homered to tie the game, and Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead single as the Oakland Athletics scored twice in the eighth inning and beat the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Saturday night.