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  • Cubs rally, but fall to Astros in extras

    Cubs rally, but fall to Astros in extras
    The Cubs' problems have gone from bad to worse as Carlos Zambrano's arm has gone from "tired" to iffy. Zambrano left Tuesday night's 9-7, 11-inning loss to Houston after five innings and 86 pitches and "told pitching coach [Larry Rothschild] he wasn't...
  • Cubs' offense still headed wrong way

    Cubs' offense still headed wrong way
    Cubs' manager Lou Piniella and coach Matt Sinatro got lost driving from Chicago to Cincinnati Friday. They might wish they had kept going because right now their entire team looks lost, and while the meandering tour of Ohio might have been good for...
  • Three Soriano homers help Cubs snap skid

    Three Soriano homers help Cubs snap skid
    Having seen all he could take after six straight losses, Cubs manager Lou Piniella shook up his lineup and issued a warning of other changes to come. Now, after Saturday night, he can't wait to see more. Hitting a season-high five home runs—...
  • Wood blows lead in Cubs' 4-3 loss

    Wood blows lead in Cubs' 4-3 loss
    For those who believe in such things, the reason Ronny Cedeno went from hero to goat Sunday might have been that infamous billy goat's footprint changing the direction of a high-hopping ball near second base. Even for those who don't believe the Cubs are...
  • Cubs fall to Cardinals in the 9th

    Cubs fall to Cardinals in the 9th
    Lou Piniella's fuse has been getting shorter and shorter as the Cubs' September slump grows longer and longer, and he finally erupted on Tuesday after his club's latest meltdown. After St. Louis came back from a three-run deficit to notch a 4-3 victory...
  • Cubs survive late scare from Cardinals

    After Lou Piniella challenged his players following Tuesday night's loss to go out and "kick some [butt]," pitcher Ted Lilly decided to lead the charge. Lilly rammed into St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina while being thrown out at the plate in the second...
  • Strong return by Harden helps Cubs take series

    Strong return by Harden helps Cubs take series
    Lou Piniella tried to talk to his team recently about its lethargic play, but it fell on deaf ears. "I was trying just to get these guys riled up a little bit and wake them up," he said. "I tried a nice little meeting, but I think I put them to sleep, so...
  • Zambrano throws no-hitter for Cubs

    Zambrano throws no-hitter for Cubs
    Immediately after finishing off the game of his life, Carlos Zambrano got down on one knee and thrust his arms toward the sky. The emotional right-hander threw the Cubs' first no-hitter in 36 years Sunday night, a 5-0 win over Houston at Miller Park in...
  • Home? Milwaukee far from it to Astros

    The decision to move two of the three Cubs-Astros games affected by Hurricane Ike to Miller Park was a hot topic of debate Sunday night. Was it fair to make Houston play the Cubs in what's often referred to as "Wrigley North?" Was it the only realistic...
  • Blum's flyout in 8th only scare for Big Z

    When Geoff Blum sent a line drive toward the right-field line leading off the eighth inning Sunday night, the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano feared his no-hit bid was over. "I thought that ball was falling," he said. But right fielder Mark DeRosa raced toward...
  • Lilly does best Big Z imitation

    Lilly does best Big Z imitation
    After Carlos Zambrano finished off his no-hitter Sunday night at Miller Park, Cubs manager Lou Piniella spoke to Ted Lilly about his start on Monday. "I told him 'You've got a tough act to follow, young man,' " Piniella said. "He said that game charged...