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Chris Valaika

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baez homers twice in third game as Cubs top Rockies

    The Sports Xchange By Jack Etkin, The Sports Xchange Baez homers twice in third game as Cubs top Rockies DENVER -- After hitting two home runs Thursday and helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2, Javier Baez modestly referred to a Coors...
  • Cubs win on Baez's homer in 12th

    The Sports Xchange By Jack Etkin, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: In 4th graph, clarifying in quote when Baez faced Logan in minors Cubs win on Baez's homer in 12th DENVER -- After five futile at-bats, Javier Baez came up in the 12th and capped his...
  • 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...
  • Giants 8, Cubs 3

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The SportsXchange Giants 8, Cubs 3 CHICAGO -- Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings and first baseman Travis Ishikawa went 3-for-5 with three RBIs as the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on...
  • Giants cruise behind Peavy's solid start against Cubs

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The SportsXchange Giants cruise behind Peavy's solid start against Cubs CHICAGO -- Facing the prospect of at least 13 1/2 innings of baseball on Thursday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn't want to stress his bullpen...
  • Recap: Giants 8, Cubs 3

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Giants 5, Cubs 3 Giants 5, Cubs 3: Buster Posey went 4-for-4 with a solo homer and Pablo Sandoval collected three hits and two RBIs as visiting San Francisco posted its fourth win in five games after dropping the completion of a...
  • Orioles lose ground in AL East with second straight loss to Chicago Cubs, 7-2

    Orioles lose ground in AL East with second straight loss to Chicago Cubs, 7-2
    CHICAGO —¬†Wrigley Field is known as the “Friendly Confines,” but the Orioles have had their share of challenges in two games this weekend here on Chicago's North Side. The Orioles waited through a 3-hour, 9-minute rain delay Saturday...
  • Cubs defeat Orioles after lengthy rain delay

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Cubs defeat Orioles after lengthy rain delay CHICAGO -- Justin Grimm was relaxing and watching the Little League World Series in the Cubs clubhouse during a lengthy rain delay when he learned he'd...
  • Orioles' four-game winning streak ends in 4-1 loss to Chicago Cubs

    Orioles' four-game winning streak ends in 4-1 loss to Chicago Cubs
    CHICAGO – ¬†Former Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta said it was different pitching against his old team Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, facing so many familiar faces for the first time. Arrieta was a home-grown Oriole, once a can’t-miss...