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Chris Valaika

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  • Marlins lose home opener 2-0

    Marlins lose home opener 2-0
    FINAL Braves 2 - Marlins 0   Another home campaign has started for the Marlins, and though the stands are far from full, the roof is open on a stellar night for baseball. Top 1: Justin Upton singles to left, but Wade LeBlanc retires Evan Gattis to...
  • Ninth-inning homer, failed bunt sink Marlins

    Ninth-inning homer, failed bunt sink Marlins
    MIAMI — Put this Marlins loss on Juan Pierre, he's willing to take it. The Marlins had embattled Cubs closer Carlos Marmol on the ropes Thursday, working men onto first and second with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. Down 4-3, thanks to...
  • Baseball: There's more talent at Hart [Video]

    Baseball: There's more talent at Hart [Video]
    Newhall Hart keeps turning out top college and pro prospects. Just this week, former Indians outfielder Steve Susdorf made his major-league debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. James Shields, Chris Valaika and Trevor Bauer reached the majors in recent...
  • Cubs' Lake receives rare start

    Cubs' Lake receives rare start
    Junior Lake will likely have to play this winter in his native Dominican Republic to make up for the extended time he spent on the Chicago Cubs' bench this season. But Wednesday night, Lake will receive a rare start against Milwaukee and 11-game...
  • Valaika in Cubs' lineup

    NEW YORK -- Chris Valaika will start Friday night in place of slumping Luis Valbuena when the Chicago Cubs face the New York Mets. Valbuena is in a 1-for-22 slump. Valaika hit a pinch-hit, two-run single to account for the Cubs' runs in a 6-2 loss to...
  • Parker, Valaika added to Cubs' roster

    Parker, Valaika added to Cubs' roster
    LOS ANGELES -- In the wake of the trade of Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell to the Atlanta Braves, the Chicago Cubs added infielder Chris Valaika and reliever Blake Parker to their 25-man roster in time for Friday night's game against the Los Angeles...
  • Valaika makes Cubs debut

    Valaika makes Cubs debut
    LOS ANGELES -- Chris Valaika will make his first start for the Chicago Cubs at third base Saturday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This marks a special moment for Valaika, 28, who will be making his first major league start since May 7, 2013,...
  • Soler returns to Cubs' lineup

    Soler returns to Cubs' lineup
    TORONTO -- Jorge Soler was one of several Chicago Cubs players who took early batting practice at the Rogers Centre, and Soler will return to the Cubs' lineup Monday night at Toronto. Soler, who was given Sunday off to rest his hamstrings after...
  • Monday's recap: Blue Jays 8, Cubs 0

    The summary The Cubs were limited to three hits by rookie Marcus Stroman and saw their losing streak extended to four games. After allowing a single to rookie Jorge Soler to start the second, Stroman retired 19 consecutive batters before Mike Olt hit...
  • Tuesday's recap: Blue Jays 9, Cubs 2

     Tuesday's recap: Blue Jays 9, Cubs 2
    The summary Jake Arrieta left after 6 1/3 innings with a 2-1 lead, but Jose Bautista ripped a three-run double on a 2-2 pitch with two outs off rookie reliever Neil Ramirez in the seventh as the Cubs' losing streak grew to five games. The Cubs failed to...
  • Blue Jays starter Stroman stifles Cubs

    Blue Jays starter Stroman stifles Cubs
    TORONTO -- Since the last weekend of the 2013 season, the Toronto Blue Jays sent at least 12 talent evaluators to watch Jeff Samardzija pitch until the former Chicago Cubs’ ace was dealt on July 5 to the Oakland Athletics. But Monday night, it was...