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Chris Valaika

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  • Cubs' Arrieta beats former team

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Cubs' Arrieta beats former team CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta relished the chance to face his former team on Friday, but it wasn't long before it became just another game. The right-hander struck out...
  • 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...
  • Cubs 4, Orioles 1

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Cubs 4, Orioles 1 CHICAGO -- Right-hander Jake Arrieta struck out five and allowed just four hits in seven innings in his first appearance against his former team as the Chicago Cubs beat the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...