Wood Edges Peavy In Pitching Duel, Cubs Beat Sox 2-1Travis Wood pitched six strong innings for his first win as a starter in more than a year, and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night even though Jake Peavy went the distance.
Finfer: Presenting Chicago's All-$#*tty TeamIt seems more appropriate, and fun, to combine both rosters into one embarrassing, pathetic, and disturbing group.
Cubs Use Peralta's Errors To Beat Tigers 4-3Darwin Barney had three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs used shortstop Jhonny Peralta's two throwing errors in the eighth inning to push across the winning run in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Cubs Activate Marmol, Send Dolis To MinorsThe Cubs have activated reliever Carlos Marmol from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa.
Cubs Place Carlos Marmol On Disabled ListThe Chicago Cubs placed right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol on the disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring, and called up right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman from Triple-A Iowa.
Harris: Cubs' Volstad Continues To StruggleChris Volstad continued his dissapointing season with the Cubs today. Cubs lose 5-1.
Marmol Out As Cubs Closer What had been speculated since Carlos Marmol gave up three runs, blowing the Cubs lead in the Thursday's game, became official Friday when manager Dale Sveum announced Marmol is out as the Cubs closer.
Marmol Blows Another Save, Cubs Fall To RedsCubs manager Dave Sveum said he will think about making a closer change and added that James Russell and Rafael Dolis are his only other options.
Samardzija Dominant, Cubs Hit 2 HRs To Beat Reds 3-1Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers - a major outburst for the power-challenged Chicago Cubs - and Jeff Samardzija pitched into the eighth inning on Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Garza Dominates, Cubs Beat Phillies 5-1Matt Garza executed his plan to near perfection. Garza pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and struck out 10 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1.
Wisch: A Great Start, But Do Cubs Need Samardzija In The Pen?On Sunday, the onetime wide receiver strung together a series of goose eggs on Easter to dazzle in his 2012 debut and make it appear as if that day has perhaps finally arrived.
Cubs Hold On After 9th Inning Scare, Beat Nats 4-3Jeff Samardzija felt he had something to prove. He certainly made his point on the mound. Samardzija dominated into the ninth, outpitching Jordan Zimmermann, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday for their first win of the Theo Epstein era.
Schuster: Same Old, Same Old For The CubsWell so far the new Cubs regime looks a lot like the old one. More losses, and ugly ones at that. Yes, it's only two games into a long season but it's awfully deflating when the two losses have come the way they have, so far.
Bullpen Blows Lead Again, Cubs Fall To Nats 7-4Carlos Marmol insists it's too soon for him to be frustrated. Cubs fans sure are, though. Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.
Cubs Start Epstein Era With 2-1 Loss To NationalsAs Ryan Dempster left the field at Wrigley to a standing ovation, the Chicago Cubs looked ready to start the Theo Epstein era on a winning note. The cheers didn't last. The lead didn't either.