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Luis Valbuena

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  • Rookies breathe new life into Cubs clubhouse

    Rookies breathe new life into Cubs clubhouse
    ST. LOUIS — Before a doubleheader against the Cardinals on Saturday, Anthony Rizzo gave the Cubs marketing department some unsolicited help. Discussing the impact of rookies Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, along with the promise of top prospect...
  • Orioles' four-game winning streak ends in 4-1 loss to Chicago Cubs

    Orioles' four-game winning streak ends in 4-1 loss to Chicago Cubs
    CHICAGO –  Former Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta said it was different pitching against his old team Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, facing so many familiar faces for the first time. Arrieta was a home-grown Oriole, once a can’t-miss...
  • 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...
  • Dodgers suffer a rotational error as Dan Haren rocked in loss to Cubs

    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

    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...
  • Rizzo not expected back by Monday

    Rizzo not expected back by Monday
    PITTSBURGH — Manager Rick Renteria has Chris Coghlan in the No. 3 hole this afternoon in the series finale against the Pirates, with Luis Valbuena as the clean-up hitter.  “He’s been swinging the bat pretty good,” Renteria said...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    How long are the Cubs going to go with Darwin Barney at second base? He has hit terribly all year, and even his defense hasn't been as good. What options are there? --  Al, Kansas City, Mo. First, I would like to apologize to everyone for not...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Josh Beckett's sore thumb forces him out of Dodgers' 5-4 loss early

    Josh Beckett's sore thumb forces him out of Dodgers' 5-4 loss early
    His pitching line looked good. It was how the thumb felt that was the problem. Right-hander Josh Beckett returned to the mound Friday, throwing three sharp, scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out one. The one problem: He...