| Jun 10, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ted Lilly came out to pitch the second inning Tuesday night with the front of his jersey caked in dirt after he had made a headfirst slide into third base for his first career triple.
As fashion statements go, it was certainly one of the...
| Jun 12, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ryan Theriot sounded like Lou Piniella on Thursday after the Cubs dropped another agonizing, extra-inning game on the final day of their three-city trip.
"I'm kind of like Lou," he said. "I don't really have an answer right now. I wish I did."...
| Jun 26, 2009
DETROIT -- Ted Lilly may be the best bet to represent the Cubs in the All-Star Game next month, but the veteran left-hander turned in one of his worst outings of the year Thursday in a 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Handed a quick 3-0 lead on Jake Fox's...
| Jul 1, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- Aramis Ramirez has an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2010 season, giving him an opportunity to test free agency if his $14.6 million salary is below fair-market value.
But after learning how valuable he is to the Cubs during his...
| Jul 12, 2009
Winning at Wrigley Field has become routine for Ted Lilly. The way he earned his victory Saturday was anything but.
For only the second time all season, the Cubs got RBIs in the same game from Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano and Milton Bradley, and the...
| Jul 21, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- They aren't far apart mile-wise, but Washington's and Philadelphia's baseball teams might as well be separated by a million miles.
After sweeping the Nationals in four games, the Cubs traveled to Philadelphia, where it's an entirely...
| Jul 25, 2009
The countdown to the July 31 trade deadline is on, and the Cubs remain in a wait-and-see mode.
They are 1 1/2 games behind first-place St. Louis after Friday's 8-5 victory over Cincinnati.
The Cubs have won 8 of their last 11, a streak that roughly...
| Aug 5, 2009
CINCINNATI -- Few of Jim Hendry's off-season moves have worked out the way he wanted, as evidenced by the Cubs' first-half malaise.
But the deadline deal that brought left-handers Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow from Pittsburgh has paid early dividends....
| Aug 8, 2008
| 10:10 PM
Henry Blanco has spent more time on the bench than a Supreme Court justice this summer, getting into only five games during July.
But all that watching and waiting hasn't embittered the Cubs' backup catcher, and after his run-scoring single in the 11th...
| Aug 13, 2008
| 3:15 PM
The Cubs ran their road winning streak to six games after a 10-2 pasting of Atlanta in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader Wednesday as Geovany Soto and Jim Edmonds homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jason Marquis beat his old team.
| Aug 14, 2008
| 10:42 PM
Ted Lilly had Alfonso Soriano's back Thursday night at Turner Field, just as he did last year in Atlanta when he was ejected for allegedly throwing at Edgar Renteria after Braves pitchers had treated Soriano like their personal piñata.
With a five-run...