Ben Francisco #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a three-run home run off of starter Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals during game three of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 4, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Francisco’s Homer Lifts Phillies Past Cardinals

Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel’s moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.


Aramis Ramirez  of the Chicago Cubs is greeted by Marlon Byrd  after hitting a solo home-run in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Power Hitting Drives Cubs To 6-1 Victory Over Phillies

Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena homered to back a dominant start by Rodrigo Lopez, and the Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia 6-1 Monday.


Roy Oswalt

Phillies Place Oswalt On DL

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed right-hander Roy Oswalt on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano waits for a new ball after Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown hit a two-run home run Friday. (AP/H. Rumph Jr.)

Zambrano, Cubs Fall To Phillies 7-5

In his first start since criticizing his team and second-guessing closer Carlos Marmol, Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano got rocked by the Philadelphia Phillies.


Kerry Wood

Cubs’ Pitching ‘Road Map’ Hasn’t Been Followed

Injuries and poor performances int he starting rotation has added to the work load of the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen. It’s a problem that the organization didn’t foresee coming into the season.

670 The Score–06/10/2011

Aramis Ramirez

Cubs Win On 11th Inning Philadelphia Error

Tyler Colvin scored from second on a throwing error in the 11th to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Lenny Dykstra

Dykstra Charged With Grand Theft Auto And Drug Possession

Lenny Dykstra was charged on Monday with grand theft auto and drug possession by prosecutors who claim he used phony information to lease a car from a Southern California dealership.


Lenny Dykstra

Ex-All-Star Dykstra Indicted In Bankruptcy Fraud Case

Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been indicted by a Los Angeles federal grand jury in a bankruptcy fraud case.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2011


Spiegel: Best Rotation Of Our Lifetimes?

Cliff Lee has turned down money to join what is the best starting pitching staff, on paper, I have ever seen. We’re not sure exactly how much he turned away…initial reports of 54 million dollars were a bit high.

670 The Score–12/14/2010

Ryne Sandberg

UPDATED: Ryno May Coach Triple-A, Just Not For Cubs

When Mike Quade was named the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, many wondered what would happen with Ryne Sandberg.