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Chris Valaika

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  • 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...
  • Saturday's Game 1 recap: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

    Saturday's Game 1 recap: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1
    The summary The Cubs took the opener of the doubleheader behind the pitching of Felix Doubront and some more long ball from the offense. At the plate Three of the Cubs seven hits were home runs from Logan Watkins, Chris Valaika and Starlin Castro....
  • Friday's recap: Cubs 4, Orioles 1

    Friday's recap: Cubs 4, Orioles 1
    Summary Jake Arrieta beat his former teammates as the Cubs cooled off the first-place Orioles 4-1 on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Cubs acquired Arrieta in July 2013 with reliever Pedro Strop in exchange for pitcher Scott Feldman and catcher...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez 'felt good' in relief appearance Saturday

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez 'felt good' in relief appearance Saturday
    CHICAGO -- Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez said his transition to the bullpen was made easier Saturday when the Orioles brought him in following their three-hour, nine-minute rain delay. The delay allowed Jimenez to make his first relief appearance since...
  • 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...