Henderson Alvarez hit his first career home run and pitched six innings before exiting with a hamstring injury, and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Monday.
LOL, Cubs. LOL, Cubs indeed.
Shin-Soo Choo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the 11th inning and J.J. Hoover provided terrific relief work on his 26th birthday, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Tuesday night.
The win gave the Cubs, who won the opener 3-0 on Friday, a series win in St. Louis for the first time in nearly three years.
Nate Schierholtz’s recent power surge might not be enough to turn the Chicago Cubs season around. It sure is making the year a lot easier for the slugging outfielder to handle.
Chicago players were upset about the news of teammate Alfonso Soriano’s impending trade to the Yankees, and manager Dale Sveum thought that played a part in the Cubs’ 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Derek 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.
Rickie Weeks homered twice and drove in four runs Tuesday night as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-3.
Ronny Cedeno’s squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday.
Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood seems to keep pitching better every outing. He just has very little to show for it.
Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the San Francisco Giants got another big assist from a Cubs pitcher in a three-run 10th in Sunday’s 10-7 victory over Chicago.
Schierholtz, 28, hit .257 with 8 doubles, 5 triples and 6 home runs in 114 games last year for the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies.