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Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks Rally Past Cubs On Wrigley Field’s Birthday

Arizona scored five times in the ninth to steal the victory.

CBS Chicago–4 hours ago

Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Lindholm: Evaluating The Cubs’ Roster

The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a three-run homer as pitcher James Russell #40 of the Chicago Cubs looks on in the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. The home run gave the Athletics an 8 to 7 lead. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Russell Gives Up Lead In 8th, Cubs Lose To A’s 8-7

One bad pitch blew what would’ve given the Chicago Cubs something they’ve rarely achieved this season: a winning streak.

07/03/2013

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.

06/05/2013

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

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 9, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Complete Sweep Of Pirates With 4-2 Victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs the go-ahead runs and Chicago completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-2 win on […]

09/09/2012

Travis Wood #30 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning on August 11, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Ludwick Doubles, Reds Beat Cubs 4-2

Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run double in the eighth and the Cincinnati Reds rallied to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday afternoon.

08/11/2012

Starting pitcher Paul Maholm #28 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on July 29, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Cardinals On Rizzo’s Walkoff HR In 10th

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning Sunday that lifted the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2.

07/29/2012

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs slides safely into third base as Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals waits for a throw in the first inning  on July 28, 2012 at Wrigley Field.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Johnson’s Bunt In 7th Pushes Cubs Past Cardinals, 3-2

Pinch hitter Reed Johnson drove in the go-ahead with a bunt single in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs got past St. Louis 3-2 Saturday, ending the Cardinals’ four-game winning streak.

07/28/2012

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

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hits a double against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of an interleague game on June 10, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Dempster Leads Cubs To 8-2 Win Over Twins

Ryan Dempster further raised his trade value with eight shutout innings, pitching the Chicago Cubs past the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Sunday.

06/10/2012

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

Carlos Marmol

Marmol Out As Cubs Closer

What had been speculated since Carlos Marmol gave up three runs, blowing the Cubs lead in the Thursday’s game, became official Friday when manager Dale Sveum announced Marmol is out as the Cubs closer.

670 The Score–05/04/2012

Carlos Marmol. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Marmol Blows Another Save, Cubs Fall To Reds

Cubs manager Dave Sveum said he will think about making a closer change and added that James Russell and Rafael Dolis are his only other options.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair celebrates his 9th inning home run, tying the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on April 24, 2012. The Cubs won in the 10th inning, 3-2. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Soriano’s RBI In 10th Gives Cubs 3-2 Win Over Cards

The Cubs ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ run of 13 consecutive wins Tuesday night, in a dramatic walkoff to secure their first series victory of the season.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

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

Aramis Ramirez

Cubs Drop Series To Red Sox

Tim Wakefield held Chicago to four hits in 6 2-3 innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory on Sunday and send the Cubs home after their first visit to Fenway Park since the 1918 World Series.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2011

Alfonso Soriano

Soriano Homers Again, But Cubs Lose To Dodgers 5-2

Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 28 games with an infield single that capped a three-run fifth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Monday night.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

James Russell

Cubs Open Series With Dodgers In Los Angeles

After splitting their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs continue their road trip in Los Angeles, where they’ll take on the Dodgers.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Matt Garza

Abbatacola: Garza, Russell To Pitch In Wednesday Doubleheader

It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame somewhere, just not here in Chicago. This weather is ideal for tailgating at Soldier Field, not watching a ball game from the bleachers at Wrigley Field.

670 The Score–04/19/2011

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