Wandy Rodriguez

Matt Garza pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Credit: Justin K. Aller)

Garza’s Return Not Enough As Cubs Fall To Pirates 5-4

Garza allowed one hit over five shutout innings in his first outing in 10 months, but the Pirates pounced on a Chicago bullpen that is 10th in the National League in ERA by sending 11 men to the plate in the sixth.

05/21/2013

Edwin Jackson  delivers a second-inning pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Credit: Joe Sargent, Getty)

Cubs Shutout By Pirates 3-0

Edwin Jackson gave up two runs in five innings but lost to the Pirates for the first time in seven career starts. The Cubs produced just two singles and only put a runner on third once.

04/03/2013

Chicago Cubs starter Paul Maholm pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Maholm Wins 5th Straight, Cubs Beat Pirates 5-1

Paul Maholm pitched eight strong innings Tuesday night to win his fifth straight start and lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.

07/24/2012

White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza greets third baseman Kevin Youkilis at home plate after Youkilis hit a two-run home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers on July 3, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Finfer: White Sox Will Remain Unpredictable In 2nd Half

Let’s hope the Mayans are just as inept in the art of prognostication as baseball observers.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs calls off the third baseman while making a catch against the Houston Astros on May 23, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Astros Hand Cubs 9th Straight Loss With 5-1 Win

J.D. Martinez had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night to complete the series three-game sweep and give Chicago its longest losing streak in more than a decade.

05/23/2012

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

Carlos Zambrano

Cubs Look To Bounce Back After Ugly Loss

Coming into the season, the Chicago Cubs were counting on Carlos Zambrano starting the 2011 season the same way he ended the 2010 season.

04/13/2011