A federal holiday to sit out in the freezing cold doesn’t sound pleasant.
After two consecutive decades of losing, the Pirates (90-67) clinched at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis 4-3.
Anthony Rizzo hit a towering go-ahead, two-run homer off Jason Grilli in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4 on Friday night.
Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings to earn his first victory in nearly two months and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night.
Edwin Jackson (1-7) gave up two runs in the first inning and two more in the second. He lasted only three innings and has a 6.11 ERA through 10 starts.
Even though they’re 30 games back in the standings as the long and tumultuous season gets closer to its end, the Chicago Cubs aren’t giving up on any games.
Travis Wood gave up just one hit over six innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped a six-game losing streak Friday night with a 12-2 win over the mistake-prone Pittsburgh Pirates, who made seven errors in their worst defensive night in over a quarter-century.
Anthony Rizzo and Darwin Barney hit three-run homers and the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4 Monday night in their highest-scoring game of the season.
Jeff Samardzija gave up one hit over eight innings and Alfonso Soriano hit two run-scoring doubles as the Chicago Cubs cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Monday night.
Jim Rome, host of Rome on CBS Sports Network and The Jim Rome Show on the radio joined CBS Local Sports to give his take on the biggest topics in the major sports.
Starlin Castro had three hits and Carlos Zambrano survived six choppy innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Monday night to spoil slugger Derrek Lee’s two-homer debut with his new team.
Mike McKenry’s first major league home run, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, lifted Pittsburgh to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night and assured the Pirates of a winning record at the All-Star break for the first time in 19 years.
Aramis Ramirez ended a long home run drought, Ryan Dempster threw six solid innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 in a rain-delayed game Sunday.
The Chicago Cubs got a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth from outfielder Alfonso Soriano, but that was too little, too late as the Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday.
When I made my first trek to Wrigley Field for the 2011 season yesterday afternoon, I was optimistic about the Cubs chances of winning the game, and taking the season-opening series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Chicago Cubs dropped their season opener to the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 6-3, on Friday.
The Chicago Cubs open their 2011 season on Friday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. After a rocky spring training, do the Cubs have what it takes to compete in the National League Central?
Over Chuck Tanner’s 17-year managing career he spent time with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves. On Friday, Tanner died at the age of 81.
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It’s getting tough to say anything other than phrases like, “the lack of timely hitting cost the Cubs a win today,” when analyzing the Northsiders. It was no different Saturday. Ryan Dempster looked more than […]