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  • Red Sox Scoreless In Loss To Pirates

    Red Sox Scoreless In Loss To Pirates
    Pirates 4, Red Sox 0: Russell Martin belted a two-run homer and Charlie Morton worked five scoreless innings in his first start in a month as host Pittsburgh posted its ninth win in 11 games. Starling Marte also went deep and Travis Snider added a run-...
  • Sunday's recap: Pirates 7, Cubs 3

    Sunday's recap: Pirates 7, Cubs 3
    Summary The Cubs blew an early 3-0 lead as Jacob Turner was shelled during a six-run fifth inning. They ended the road trip 1-5. At the plate The Cubs managed only four hits. John Baker and Chris Coghlan had RBIs on sacrifice flies. On the mound...
  • Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen

    Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen
    In some ways, it’s 2011 all over again for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada. That year, the one-time Glendale Community College standout enjoyed a breakthrough season, as did his Brewers. Milwaukee returned to the postseason for the first...
  • Cubs stick with same lineup

    Cubs stick with same lineup
    The Chicago Cubs will stick with the same lineup Tuesday night despite their current offensive rut. Luis Valbuena will stay in the fifth spot despite an 0-for-19 slump when they oppose National League Central leader Milwaukee and 14-game winner Wily...
  • Learning curve for Arismendy Alcantara in center field

    The Cubs thought highly enough of Arismendy Alcantara's all-around talents to move him to center field at Triple-A Iowa on a part-time basis and now are giving him a full-time audition with the Cubs after the Aug. 5 promotion of Javier Baez. But...
  • Hendricks among Cubs' elite rookies

    One of the most interesting scouting reports on Chicago Cubs rookie standout Kyle Hendricks was provided Tuesday night by first baseman Anthony Rizzo. “He works well, he works fast,” Rizzo said after Hendricks pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings...
  • Wednesday recap: Cubs 4, Brewers 2

    Wednesday recap: Cubs 4, Brewers 2
    The summary The last-place Cubs showed no fear as left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada blanked the National League Central-leading Brewers for 62/3 innings before allowing home runs to Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado. The Cubs scored all four runs in the first...
  • Cubs like rookies getting playoff 'indoctrination'

    General manager Jed Hoyer views many of the Cubs' remaining games against playoff contending teams as an "indoctrination" for rookies who were promoted from Triple-A Iowa in the past month. But even before rookie phenom Javier Baez launched a home run...
  • Brewers hanging tough, still lead NL Central

    Brewers hanging tough, still lead NL Central
    Everyone keeps waiting for the Brewers to fall on their faces, pointing to the Pirates' young talent and the Cardinals' pitching. Sooner or later, the experts say, the cheeseheads will get moldy and it'll be time for Wisconsin to give its undivided...
  • Monday's recap: Brewers 3, Cubs 1

    Monday's recap: Brewers 3, Cubs 1
    The summary: The Cubs scored three runs or fewer for the fourth consecutive game as they wasted an exceptional effort from Jake Arrieta, who limited the National League Central-leading Brewers to five hits in 7 1/3 innings. At the plate: Chris Coghlan...
  • 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...