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Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs pulled off a brazen power grab in front of 39,562 eyewitnesses Wednesday night at Wrigley Field to even up the National League Championship Series with Florida with an all-out assault on the Marlins' pitching staff. On a warm October night...
Tribune staff reporterCubs starter Kerry Wood pushed the envelope on the mound with an animated jawing session in which he told plate umpire Larry Vanover to put his mask back on. Wood managed to get by without an ejection and eventually notched his 11th victory in the Cubs'...
Tribune staff reporterIn the 100th game of the season, the White Sox officially caught a break. An apparent missed call by second-base umpire Doug Eddings fueled a ninth-inning rally Sunday, leading to an 8-7 victory over Baltimore. The 46th victory of the season snapped a...
Tribune staff reporterThe fierce competition between Cubs starters isn't limited to trying to outdo each other on the mound. The serious action usually can be found in a near-empty Wrigley Field a few hours before selected home games when they line up at the batting cage to...
Tribune staff reporterWhen the Cubs offense was struggling in mid-June, Dusty Baker offered a spirited defense of his team. "If you won 67 games and go to the World Series the next year, you will be the team of two centuries," the manager said. "Not one--two!" Look it up in...
Tags: Spring Training, Matt Clement, Death, Kerry Wood, Aramis Ramirez
Tribune staff reporterBarry Bonds broke a window in an apartment building Wednesday with a batting-practice home run, one of a dozen or so shots he cranked onto or over Sheffield Avenue. But it was San Francisco third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo who wound up breaking the Cubs'...
Tribune staff reporterManager Dusty Baker's worst fears were realized Thursday when the Phillies beat his Cubs 14-6, dropping them one game below .500 and stripping them of any momentum heading into a make-or-break weekend series with the Houston Astros. Philadelphia...
Tags: Tennis, Jim Thome, Florida, Ricky Ledee, Kerry Wood
Tribune staff reporterWhen a jet fighter preparing for the weekend's Air and Water Show came out of the blue and buzzed Wrigley Field immediately after Alex Gonzalez homered onto Waveland Avenue on Thursday, it provided the perfect punctuation mark for the series finale with...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs hadn't swept a doubleheader in Pittsburgh since 1980, but with Houston's big lead over St. Louis posted on the scoreboard early in Game 2, everyone in their dugout knew what was at stake. Yet the Cubs responded with a sluggish effort in a 10-6...
Tribune staff reporterDerek Lowe's sinker was so effective Monday night the White Sox's lineup looked like it was hitting in super slow motion. Lowe dominated the White Sox for eight innings in Boston's 9-0 victory at Fenway Park, taming the league's second-ranked offense. A...
Tribune staff reporterUmpires have been giving the Cubs headaches in the last few weeks, but an umpire's headache Sunday may have been a factor in a 1-0 loss to Cincinnati. A 13-minute delay in the ninth caused by plate umpire Steve Rippley's headache preceded the only run of...
Tribune staff reporterThe education of Dan Wright continued Wednesday night. This week's lesson was elementary: Be yourself. Pitching coach Nardi Contreras thought Wright was trying to be a painter instead of a power pitcher, nibbling at corners with breaking balls rather...
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