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Marlon Byrd

Koyie Hill #55 of the Chicago Cubs scores past catcher Michael McKenry #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates after Starlin Castro #13 hit an infield single during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on September 4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wells Solid Again, Cubs Avoid Sweep, Beat Pirates

Randy Wells pitched six strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

09/04/2011

Mike Quade

Abbatacola: Don’t Expect Much From September Call-Ups

Mike Quade has a tough road ahead in trying to find the proper balance of winning and developing unproven talent that may affect the organization’s future.

670 The Score–09/02/2011

Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants

Castro Gets Another Hit But Cubs Lose To Giants

Madison Bumgarner matched his career high with 11 strikeouts, Jeff Keppinger and Pablo Sandoval hit consecutive homers in the fourth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday to snap a three-game skid and avoid a sweep.

08/31/2011

Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs walks off the field after being called out  on a controversial 3rd strike while umpire Bill Miller #26 ejects manager Mike Quade #8 from the game during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August  28, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Greinke Stays Perfect At Home, Brewers Win Again

Zack Greinke pitched effectively into the eighth to remain perfect at home, Corey Hart homered for the second time in as many days and the Milwaukee Brewers swept the Chicago Cubs with a 3-2 win on Sunday.

08/28/2011

Jason Heyward. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Heyward’s Slam Lifts Braves Over Cubs 5-4

Craig Kimbrel tied a major league rookie record with his 40th save, Jason Heyward hit his first career grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves hung on to win their sixth straight, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Edgar Renteria #16 of the Cincinnati Reds high fives Joey Votto #19 after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Reds defeated the Cubs 8-7. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Reds End Cubs’ Winning Streak, 8-7

Ryan Hanigan hit a tiebreaking single off Sean Marshall in Cincinnati’s two-run eighth inning and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 Sunday.

08/07/2011

Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs hits a broken bat RBI single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on August 2, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Cubs Clobber Pirates 11-6 In Ramirez’s Return

Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs’ season-high six home runs and the Cubs had a season-best 23 hits in an 11-6 victory over the fading Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

08/02/2011

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs of the breaks his bat and grounds out in the fourth inning against the Houston Astros on July 24, 2011 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Sweep Astros On Baker’s Pinch-Hit Single

Pinch-hitter Jeff Baker’s game-winning single in the 10th inning helped Chicago complete its first three-game sweep at Wrigley Field in nearly two years as the Cubs beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.

07/24/2011

Chicago Cubs' Marlon Byrd hits a home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Wells Wins For First Time Since April, Cubs Beat Astros, 5-1

Randy Wells pitched six strong innings to earn his first win since April 4 and Geovany Soto added a solo shot and an RBI single in the ninth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the major league-worst Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.

07/23/2011

Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Florida Marlins hits a solo home run during the first inning against  the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Marlins Rally Past Cubs For 7-5 Win

Greg Dobbs hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, leading the Florida Marlins to 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

07/17/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd: Trades Are ‘Just Part Of The Business’

Over the past few weeks, conversations about the Chicago Cubs have been more about trades and becoming competitive for future than they have been about this season. And that’s not something the team is surprised to see.

670 The Score–07/11/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd Could Be Back In Lineup On Saturday Or Sunday

Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd has been playing for the organization’s Triple-A affiliate this week, trying to get ready to return to the lineup. Byrd was placed on the disabled list in late-March, after being hit in the face with a pitch while the team was in Boston.

670 The Score–07/01/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd Hit By Pitch In First Rehab Start

Playing with the Iowa Cubs Monday in his first rehab start, Byrd was hit on his side in his second at-bat against the Albuquerque Isotopes.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd: Getting Back Into Batter’s Box Won’t Be Easy

For many, the Chicago Cubs’ trip to Fenway Park earlier this season will be remembered as the the Cubs’ first trip back to Boston since the 1918 World Series. But for Marlon Byrd, at least, the trip will be remembered for one individual pitch.

670 The Score–06/24/2011

Chicago Cubs

Byrd: Cubs Need To Keep ‘Chipping Away’

This Cubs are in the middle of a stretch that could either officially end any small hope of the team being competitive this season, or could start stir up some optimism among their restless fans.

670 The Score–06/18/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Byrd: We Understood Where Zambrano Was Coming From

After losing to the St. Louis Cardinals on June 5, starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano went on a postgame rant where he called the team’s performance this season “embarrassing” and compared them to a Triple-A team.

670 The Score–06/14/2011

Mike Quade

Byrd: Quade Manages All 25 Players

As a major league manager, Mike Quade has to be able to read his players and understand how to handle each situation in order to prevent it from becoming a bigger issue. Some managers take an aggressive route, and some like to work behind closed doors.

670 The Score–06/03/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd Could Be Back By July

On May 21, Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd was hit in the face with a pitch from Boston’s Alfredo Aceves. The scary incident saw Byrd suffer facial fractures and be placed on the disabled list.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd: ‘Everything’s Healing Fine’

Every time a batter steps to the plate there’s a chance that they’ll get hit with a pitch. And by the time they reach the the majors, players have been hit countless times. But very few every get hit like Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd did at Fenway Park.

670 The Score–05/27/2011

Chicago Cubs Helmet

Cubs Call Up Montanez From Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs have called up outfielder Lou Montanez from Triple-A Iowa, the team announced on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

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