Wells Wins For First Time Since April, Cubs Beat Astros, 5-1Randy 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.
Marlins Rally Past Cubs For 7-5 WinGreg Dobbs hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, leading the Florida Marlins to 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Byrd: Trades Are 'Just Part Of The Business'Over the past few weeks, conversations about the Chicago Cubs have been more about trades and becoming competitive for future than they have been about this season. And that's not something the team is surprised to see.
Byrd Could Be Back In Lineup On Saturday Or SundayCubs center fielder Marlon Byrd has been playing for the organization's Triple-A affiliate this week, trying to get ready to return to the lineup. Byrd was placed on the disabled list in late-March, after being hit in the face with a pitch while the team was in Boston.
Byrd Hit By Pitch In First Rehab StartPlaying with the Iowa Cubs Monday in his first rehab start, Byrd was hit on his side in his second at-bat against the Albuquerque Isotopes.
Byrd: Getting Back Into Batter's Box Won't Be EasyFor many, the Chicago Cubs' trip to Fenway Park earlier this season will be remembered as the the Cubs' first trip back to Boston since the 1918 World Series. But for Marlon Byrd, at least, the trip will be remembered for one individual pitch.
Byrd: Cubs Need To Keep 'Chipping Away'This Cubs are in the middle of a stretch that could either officially end any small hope of the team being competitive this season, or could start stir up some optimism among their restless fans.
Byrd: We Understood Where Zambrano Was Coming FromAfter losing to the St. Louis Cardinals on June 5, starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano went on a postgame rant where he called the team's performance this season "embarrassing" and compared them to a Triple-A team.
Byrd: Quade Manages All 25 PlayersAs a major league manager, Mike Quade has to be able to read his players and understand how to handle each situation in order to prevent it from becoming a bigger issue. Some managers take an aggressive route, and some like to work behind closed doors.
Byrd Could Be Back By JulyOn May 21, Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd was hit in the face with a pitch from Boston's Alfredo Aceves. The scary incident saw Byrd suffer facial fractures and be placed on the disabled list.
Byrd: 'Everything's Healing Fine'Every time a batter steps to the plate there's a chance that they'll get hit with a pitch. And by the time they reach the the majors, players have been hit countless times. But very few every get hit like Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd did at Fenway Park.
Cubs Call Up Montanez From Triple-A IowaThe Chicago Cubs have called up outfielder Lou Montanez from Triple-A Iowa, the team announced on Tuesday.
Harris: Byrd Says Beaning 'Could've Been Worse'In the second inning of Saturday night's game at Fenway park, Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd was hit by a pitch under his left eye. It was a scary situation for Byrd and his teammates, but looking back on it, Byrd may actually be lucky.
Harris: Byrd To Be Placed On The 15-Day DLMarlon Byrd is now on the 15 day DL after being hit in the face with a pitch in the second inning of Saturday's Red Sox/Cubs game.
UPDATED: Harris: Byrd Left Game After Hit In Face By PitchNot even a Cubs' come from behind win late could take the team's focus on the status of Marlon Byrd who was hit in the face with a pitch in the 2nd inning tonight in Boston.