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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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cubs aim for 'something special'

    Cubs aim for 'something special'
    After getting punched for most of five months, the Chicago Cubs would have a reason to gloat after damaging the National League Central title hopes of Milwaukee with their first three-game home sweep of the Brewers in 10 seasons. But even after knocking...
  • Rizzo out of Cubs' lineup

    Rizzo out of Cubs' lineup
    The Chicago Cubs have won three of their past five games without slugger Anthony Rizzo, who won't start Tuesday night against Milwaukee for his eighth consecutive game. Rizzo, who has 30 home runs, possibly could undergo an MRI to determine the extent...
  • Wednesday's recap: Cubs 6, Brewers 2

    Wednesday's recap: Cubs 6, Brewers 2
    The summary The Cubs made life miserable for former teammate Matt Garza as well as the Brewers' playoff hopes. They put together five hits Wednesday night during a four-run third off Garza to support rookie Kyle Hendricks. At the plate Logan Watkins...
  • Jorge Soler starts career with a bang — a big bang

    CINCINNATI — Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut. Either way, Jorge Soler certainly knows how to make a favorable first impression. The Cubs made the...