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  • Strikeouts secondary for Cubs' Jeff Samardzija

    Strikeouts secondary for Cubs' Jeff Samardzija
    PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija might not reach the 200-strikeout level this season as he did for the first time last year, but it's all by design. Pitch efficiency is around the top of Samardzija's list of goals for this season, and he started right...
  • Cubs come up empty on opening day

    Cubs come up empty on opening day
    PITTSBURGH — Anthony Rizzo answered every question patiently, albeit with his hands on his hips. Rizzo's body language Monday summed up the state of the Cubs after a maddening 1-0 loss to the Pirates on opening day that was decided when Neil...
  • Cubs-Pirates: Opening-day firsts

    Cubs-Pirates: Opening-day firsts
    Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs opened at Pittsburgh's PNC Park for the second straight year. Here are the firsts from opening day 2014: Clubhouse DJ: Samardzija opened with some Nirvana and Pearl Jam in the pregame clubhouse and played air drums on...
  • Cubs go 0-for-2 on replay reviews in opener

    Cubs go 0-for-2 on replay reviews in opener
    PITTSBURGH — In addition to getting shut out and going hitless with runners in scoring position Monday, the Cubs came out on the short end of two calls as part of Major League Baseball's expanded replay system. "I'm trying to figure out what clear...
  • Cubs' Castro to bat 3rd, Rizzo 4th

    Cubs' Castro to bat 3rd, Rizzo 4th
    PITTSBURGH -- Manager Rick Renteria's first starting lineup as manager of the Chicago Cubs features Starlin Castro in the third spot and Anthony Rizzo batting fourth. Both players had no issues with batting at least one slot lower than they've been...
  • Power-hitting Cubs want to pile up runs too

    PITTSBURGH — The question initially caught Mike Olt off guard last week, like a changeup, but the Cubs third baseman caught up quickly. "What kind of hitter do you think you'll be?" Olt was asked after winning a spot on the opening-day roster....
  • Pirates outlast Wainwright, Cards, 2-1

    PITTSBURGH The first batter Edinson Volquez faced Sunday afternoon singled. The second one lined out hard to center field, and it looked as though Volquez might just be the pitchers the numbers last season said he was and not the better version of himself...
  • Pirates fall to Cubs

    PITTSBURGH One-run victories in low-scoring games worked for the Pirates during the first two games of their opening series against the Chicago Cubs. Jason Hammel changed that Thursday, and though the Pirates mounted a late charge, the Cubs hung on....
  • Pirates go solo five times but lose to the Cubs

    CHICAGO The Pittsburgh Pirates hit five solo home runs over the ivy covered wall at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, but still managed to lose, 7-5, to the Cubs. The Pirates are now 5-3, and the Cubs are 3-5. Wandy Rodriguez's second start of the...
  • Pitching has room for improvement but offense clicking heading into Phillies home opener

    Pitching has room for improvement but offense clicking heading into Phillies home opener
    Heading into their home opener Tuesday, the Phillies are exceeding expectations, completing their first six games with a 3-3 record, which could have easily been 5-1 if not for their bullpen. The .500 record is not necessarily reason to celebrate this...
  • Series preview: Pirates at Cubs

    Series preview: Pirates at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Pirates lead 2-1 Tuesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN RH Edwin Jackson (0-0, 1.69) vs. RH Charlie Morton (0-0, 0.00) Wednesday: 7:05 p.m., WGN-Ch. 9 RH Jason Hammel (1-0, 1.35) vs. LH Wandy Rodriguez (0-1, 4.50)...