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Jed Lowrie

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

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs  receives congratulations from third base coach Pat Listach #4 after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Houston Astrosat Minute Maid Park on September 12, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Soriano, Wood, Lift Cubs Over Astros 5-1

Alfonso Soriano finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs and Travis Wood allowed one run in 7 2-3 innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros Wednesday night.

09/12/2012