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  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players.  But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories.  Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
  • Cubs explode for 16 runs, 19 hits, finish sweep

    Cubs explode for 16 runs, 19 hits, finish sweep
    BOSTON — It seemed like a long time ago that general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged the Cubs offense was "frustrating" and in need of improvement in several areas. That actually occurred early Wednesday night, well before the Cubs unleashed a 19-...
  • Valbuena will stay at the leadoff for Cubs

     Valbuena will stay at the leadoff for Cubs
    MIAMI -- Luis Valbuena will stay at the leadoff spot Tuesday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Miami Marlins. Valbuena will bat  leadoff for the third consecutive game after collecting two hits Monday night. Here's the Cubs' lineup: Valbuena 3B...
  • 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...
  • Lake, Olt return to Cubs' lineup

    Lake, Olt return to Cubs' lineup
    The Chicago Cubs' three-game losing streak has coincided with some miserable slumps. Outfielder Justin Ruggiano is hitless in his past 13 at-bats. Infielder Luis Valbuena is in a 1-for-22 slump that has seen his batting average drop from .292 to .266....
  • Cubs manage 5-3 victory over Nationals

     Cubs manage 5-3 victory over Nationals
    The Cubs have the same record they had after 77 games last season — 33-44. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria's players still appear as though they would try to run through a brick wall for him. Or in the case of outfielder Junior Lake, a...
  • Jason Hammel continues to go about his business

     Jason Hammel continues to go about his business
    Jason Hammel insists he is oblivious to trade rumors that naturally accompany an impressive performer on a last-place team. Baseball, after all, is a bottom-line business. Yet Hammel continues to pitch like nobody's business. The towering right-hander...
  • Cubs aim for continued success vs. Peavy

    BOSTON - From sample sizes ranging from small to lengthy, the Chicago Cubs hope to continue their past success against Jake Peavy when they face the Boston Red Sox in an interleague game Monday night at Fenway Park. Ryan Sweeney, who is 2-for-4 lifetime...
  • Cubs rally in 9th, survive replay challenge

    Cubs rally in 9th, survive replay challenge
    BOSTON — A tense pitchers' duel didn't provide nearly as much suspense for the Cubs as a game-ending replay that validated their 2-1 win over the Red Sox. "It was nerve-wracking, especially with Papi (David Ortiz) coming up," Anthony Rizzo said....
  • Pirates hit Jeff Samardzija hard in 4-0 victory

     Pirates hit Jeff Samardzija hard in 4-0 victory
    PITTSBURGH — Watching ace Jeff Samardzija get knocked around Thursday night wasn't nearly as painful for the Cubs as seeing Emilio Bonifacio hurt his right rib cage, an injury that could sideline him for an indefinite period. Bonifacio appears...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Marlins

    Series preview: Cubs at Marlins
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cubs 2-1 Monday: 6:10 p.m., CSN. RH Jason Hammel (6-4, 2.81) vs. RH Tom Koehler (5-5, 3.68). Tuesday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9. RH Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.77) vs. RH Jacob Turner (2-4, 6.38). Wednesday: 11:40 a.m.,...