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Luis Valbuena

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  • Monday's recap: Cubs 4, Mets 1

    The summary After being blanked for five innings by Carlos Torres, who started after Bartolo Colon left to attend to his ill mother, the Cubs pulled away. Anthony Rizzo hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth, and rookie Javier Baez hit a two-run homer...
  • 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...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Mets

    Series preview: Cubs at Mets
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cubs 3-0. Friday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9. LH Travis Wood (7-9, 4.86) vs. RH Zack Wheeler (7-8, 3.53). Saturday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9. RH Dan Straily (1-2, 4.93 with A's) vs. LH Jonathon Niese (6-8, 3.46). Sunday:...
  • Sunday's recap: Cubs 2, Mets 1

    Sunday's recap: Cubs 2, Mets 1
    The summary The Cubs snapped a three-game losing streak behind Jake Arrieta's seven innings of two-hit ball and an opposite-field home run by Starlin Castro that snapped a 1-1 tie in the ninth. The Cubs overcame a game-tying single in the eighth by...
  • 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...
  • Cubs' Ruggiano bats 5th

    Cubs' Ruggiano bats 5th
    NEW YORK -- Justin Ruggiano will get the task of batting behind Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro on Saturday night when the Chicago Cubs play the New York Mets. Ruggiano will be batting in place of Luis Valbuena, who is not starting for the second...
  • Valbuena returns to Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena returns to Cubs' lineup
    Despite an 0-for-15 slump, Luis Valbuena will return to the Chicago Cubs' lineup Monday night against National League Central leader Milwaukee. Valbuena hasn't had a hit in his past five games. Rookie second baseman Javier Baez, who has hit safely in...
  • Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs

    Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs
    LOS ANGELES — Thursday's trading deadline passed, but the Cubs are far from done in trying to improve in the final two months of another losing season. A starting rotation that changed by 40 percent following the trade of ace Jeff Samardzija and...
  • Dodgers suffer a rotational error as Dan Haren rocked in loss to Cubs

    Dan Haren's performance alone was reason for the Dodgers to be alarmed. Turns out that was only the start. The Dodgers' season-long winning streak ended at six games Friday night with an 8-2 defeat to the last-place Chicago Cubs that unfolded like a...
  • Dodgers unable to complete a comeback in 7-3 loss to Cubs

    KEY MOMENT: Matt Kemp's fifth home run in six games, a sixth-inning solo blast, reduced the Dodgers' deficit to 3-2. But any chance of a comeback was lost in the eighth inning, when Brandon League walked the bases loaded and gave up three runs. League's...
  • Cubs without Rizzo, Castillo vs. Greinke

    Cubs without Rizzo, Castillo vs. Greinke
    The Chicago Cubs have stuck by their plan of giving Anthony Rizzo a rest every other day as he recovers from lower back stiffness. But they will field a lineup Thursday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers with very little or no experience against Zack...