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Chris Valaika

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cubs 6, Rockies 2

    The Sports Xchange By Jack Etkin, The Sports Xchange Cubs 6, Rockies 2 DENVER -- Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and drove in four runs Thursday to power the Chicago Cubs to a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies in the series finale at...
  • 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...
  • Javier Baez gets call to join Cubs

    Javier Baez gets call to join Cubs
    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Print the T-shirts, resurrect the ticket push. In promoting prospect Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs have invigorated a fan base split between prospect loyalists and disgruntled supporters. The next eight weeks...
  • 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...