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Chris Valaika

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  • 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' 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...
  • 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...
  • Brewers 6, Cubs 2

    (Updated: UPDATING: Adjusting Milwaukee's standing in the second graph) Brewers 6, Cubs 2: Mike Fiers struck out a career-high 14 in six scoreless innings as visiting Milwaukee earned a split of the four-game series with Chicago. Fiers (2-1) made...
  • 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...
  • Brewers' Fiers handcuffs Cubs, whiffs 14

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Brewers' Fiers handcuffs Cubs, whiffs 14 CHICAGO -- Mike Fiers looks like he might be hard to dislodge from the Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation. Called up from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday...
  • 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...
  • Brewers' Mike Fiers strikes out 14 in dominating start, defeat Cubs

    CHICAGO Mike Fiers' remarkable resurgence continued Thursday afternoon. Making his second start in place of the injured Matt Garza, the 29-year-old right-hander struck out a career-high 14 while allowing just three hits over six shutout innings to lead...
  • Rookie Kendricks hurls Cubs over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange Rookie Kendricks hurls Cubs over Dodgers LOS ANGELES -- After winning six games in a row, nothing went right Friday night for Dan Haren and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Chicago Cubs inflicted...
  • 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...