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Luis Valbuena

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  • Cubs fail to cash in on chances, lose to Pirates

    Cubs fail to cash in on chances, lose to Pirates
    Following a quick turnaround after Saturday night's rain-delayed game, the Cubs and Pirates reported for duty Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. "I work pretty good on 4-6 hours' sleep," Cubs manager Rick Renteria quipped. Apparently his players...
  • Valbuena 3rd, Soler 4th in Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena 3rd, Soler 4th in Cubs' lineup
    Injuries to Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have allowed manager Rick Renteria to tinker more with the middle of the Chicago Cubs' lineup. The Cubs will try to complete a three-game sweep of National League Central contender Milwaukee on Wednesday...
  • 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...
  • Getting a whiff of Cubs' future?

     Getting a whiff of Cubs' future?
    NEW YORK — Cubs followers flustered by the offense's recently high strikeout rate might have to get accustomed to this shortcoming as more highly-touted prospects arrive. "I think we're going to be a really high strikeout team going forward,"...
  • 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...