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Chris Valaika

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  • Ninth-inning homer, failed bunt sink Marlins

    Ninth-inning homer, failed bunt sink Marlins
    MIAMI —┬áPut 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...
  • Thursday's recap: Brewers 6, Cubs 2

    Thursday's recap: Brewers 6, Cubs 2
    The summary The Cubs failed to win their fourth series in their last five tries as they struck out 16 times and Edwin Jackson was knocked out after 4 2/3 innings. The Brewers scored five runs in the first four innings in maintaining their lead in the...
  • 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...
  • Cubs' Chris Valaika sings Javier Baez's praises

     Cubs' Chris Valaika sings Javier Baez's praises
    LOS ANGELES — Javier Baez received a strong endorsement in his quest to make the transition from shortstop to second base from someone who has seen him up close. That's Chris Valaika, who moved to shortstop at Triple-A Iowa when Baez, one of the...
  • 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,...
  • Bosio believes Cubs have a lot to play for down stretch

    Bosio believes Cubs have a lot to play for down stretch
    LOS ANGELES — From owner Tom Ricketts to pitching coach Chris Bosio, the Cubs collectively acknowledge the franchise has a long way to go in achieving its goal of sustained success. But Bosio pointed to a perk that could be used as a measuring...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Hendricks coast to 8-2 win

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Hendricks coast to 8-2 win
    LOS ANGELES -- The Chicago Cubs' ticket list already was stretched with manager Rick Renteria and starting rookie pitcher Kyle Hendricks returning Friday night to Dodger Stadium. Their level of support was expanded, but it also put stress on the...
  • 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...