Schuster: Samardzija Will Get Shot To StartSamardzija is coming off his best season as a professional notching eight wins in 2011 to go along with an era of 2.97.
Cubs Avoid Arbitration With 6 PlayersThe Cubs have agreed to one-year deals with six players to avoid salary arbitration: Jeff Baker, Blake Dewitt, Ian Stewart, Geovany Soto, Chris Volstad and Randy Wells.
Late Homers Sink Wells, Cubs
Marcum Pitches Brewers Past Cubs 5-1Shaun Marcum threw eight strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers moved a step closer to the NL Central title with a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Wells Solid Again, Cubs Avoid Sweep, Beat PiratesRandy Wells pitched six strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Soriano Homers To Back Wells As Cubs Top BravesAlfonso Soriano homered, Randy Wells pitched effectively into the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
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.
Abbatacola: All Eyes On WellsRandy Wells needs a strong outing when he takes the mound on Saturday against the Houston Astros.
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.
Quade Endures Rough First HalfA bus ride to Wrigley Field this season ends with a recorded public service announcement from a member of the neighborhood. Mike Quade identifies himself as manager of the Cubs and then encourages patrons to take public transportation to the game.
Bernstein: The All-Star Game Nobody WantedBy gametime, I won’t be surprised to see that Adam Dunn and Randy Wells have been added to the rosters. I was initially taken aback by Aramis Ramirez’s decision yesterday to turn down an All-Star invitation, but now I’m with him.
Pierre Does It Again; White Sox Beat Cubs 6-4Juan Pierre's two-run triple in the seventh inning helped the White Sox beat the Cubs 6-4 at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon.
White Sox And Cubs Start Second Half Of City SeriesWhile local interest for Chicago's annual crosstown series might be waning, the White Sox and Cubs are only focused on continuing their respective recent successes.
Gordon, Hochevar Lead Royals Over Cubs 6-3It was a bad time for the Cubs to face Kansas City right-hander Luke Hochevar. It was an afternoon start and Hochevar excels in day games. Hochevar won again under the sun and Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double in a four-run first inning as the Royals beat Chicago 6-3 on Sunday.
Abbatacola: Cubs Rally To Win In The 10th"We won today. If we win tomorrow, that's two in a row. If we win the next day, that's called a winning streak. It has happened before." - Lou Brown, 'Major League'