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  • Doubront delivers in Cubs' 6-4 win over Pirates

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Doubront delivers in Cubs' 6-4 win over Pirates PITTSBURGH -- There has been plenty of speculation that the Chicago Cubs will spend heavily in free agency in the upcoming offseason in an attempt...
  • Renteria wants young Cubs to regain focus

    TORONTO -- The seventh and eighth innings of the Chicago Cubs’ 9-2 loss to Toronto gave more ammunition for manager Rick Renteria to deliver a direct but necessary briefing to his young team. “I think it’s a message we’ve been...
  • Bautista helps Buehrle, Blue Jays win

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Bautista helps Buehrle, Blue Jays win TORONTO -- The wins have been scarce for Mark Buehrle since a fast start to the season. Although he has pitched better than he did on Tuesday, he made it...
  • 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 9, Cubs 2

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Blue Jays 9, Cubs 2 TORONTO -- Jose Bautista hit a go-ahead three-run double in the seventh and Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings on Tuesday as the Toronto Blue Jays went on to defeat the Chicago...
  • Stroman, Blue Jays shut out Cubs

    Stroman, Blue Jays shut out Cubs TORONTO -- Marcus Stroman always wanted to throw a sinker. He finally found a grip on the pitch that works for him in mid-July. And now he gives the hitters that sinking feeling when he is on the mound. The rookie...
  • Blue Jays 8, Cubs 0

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Blue Jays 8, Cubs 0 TORONTO -- Marcus Stroman pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, and Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Chicago Cubs 8-0...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pirates 5, Cubs 0

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Pirates 5, Cubs 0 CHICAGO -- Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with his team-leading 73rd RBI to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Saturday's regularly scheduled...