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Tribune staff reporterThe powerball attack Cubs manager Lou Piniella envisioned in March finally made a cameo appearance Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez, Daryle Ward and Cliff Floyd all homered off Houston starter Woody Williams as the Cubs...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs started June 6 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the Central Division. They ended it 7 1/2 back after their most lopsided loss of the year, a 13-4 drubbing Saturday by those Brewers.If June proved anything, it's that the Cubs have a very...
Tribune staff reporterThe White Sox's roster stayed intact Monday night, and a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay broke some of the tension over an imminent shake-up. As soon as Luis Terrero caught pinch-hitter Greg Norton's drive in front of the center-field fence to end a five-game...
Tribune staff reporterThe ebullient feeling of walking off the mound to a standing ovation at Wrigley Field is something Ted Lilly could get used to. One day after Cubs fans vented their wrath on closer Ryan Dempster, they showered their love on Lilly after a dominant...
Tribune reporterThe Cubs wasted a strong outing by Jason Marquis on Tuesday night at AT&T Park, losing 2-1 to San Francisco and falling to 1-4 on their 10-game trip. Marquis turned in one of his better outings, allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings. But he...
Tribune staff reporterFormer Cubs icon Sammy Sosa became the fifth player in major-league history to reach the 600 home run plateau Wednesday night when he connected off right-hander Jason Marquis in the fifth inning of the Rangers' 7-3 victory over the Cubs. Employing his...
Tags: Mark Derosa, Baseball, Eyewear, Wrigley Field, Texas Rangers
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs wasted a chance to end their first half with a flourish, playing as though they were more interested in making their flight connections than putting a dent into Milwaukee's division lead. The end result was a 6-2 loss to Pittsburgh that left...
Tags: Piracy, Mark Derosa, Crimes, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster
Tribune staff reporterThe standings show the Cubs are the best team in baseball. The statistics say they have scored more runs and have more come-from-behind victories than any other team. But they aren't sure how good they really are even after beating Colorado 5-3 Sunday...
Tags: Mark Derosa, Baseball, Kerry Wood, Jim Edmonds, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs are looking for a summer rerun of 2007, when they started off the second half with seven victories in their first eight games en route to a National League Central title. Starter Ted Lilly did enough to get the Cubs off on the right foot...
Tags: Houston Astros, Ted Lilly, Ryan Theriot, Kerry Wood, Jim Edmonds
Tribune staff reporterOh, so this is the way the Cubs' grand plan was supposed to look: tons of runs, very good starting pitching and a lopsided score. Sunday's 10-1 victory over Atlanta, under the heading of "It's About Time," broke a six-game losing streak, though the truth...
Tags: Iowa, Mark Derosa, Carlos Marmol, Wrigley Field, Tennis
Tribune staff reporterThe new, decaffeinated Carlos Zambrano was back to his old ways Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, letting his emotions get the best of him in a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia. Whether he was snapping back his glove after taking a throw from catcher Geovany...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs' two most reliable pitchers chose the same day to go bad. So how bad were Carlos Zambrano and Carlos Marmol? So bad even Alfonso Soriano's bat couldn't save them. And the way Soriano is hitting, that's very bad. Zambrano—who performed...
Tags: Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs, Piracy, Crimes
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