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  • Pirates edge Cubs in 14

    Pirates edge Cubs in 14
    PITTSBURGH — Lou Piniella insists the Pittsburgh Pirates are "a nice ballclub," and they actually played like one on Saturday night. Pittsburgh got a good effort from its starting pitcher, Phil Dumatrait, a two-run homer from Jason Bay and a rally...
  • Cubs use another late surge to beat Colorado Rockies

    Cubs use another late surge to beat Colorado Rockies
    Perhaps the low point of Lou Piniella's term as Cubs manager came one year ago Friday at Wrigley Field, after a 9-0 loss to Florida left them seven games under .500 and gasping for air. Piniella's club held a players-only meeting in which the manager was...
  • Cubs beat Rockies for sixth straight win

    Cubs beat Rockies for sixth straight win
    Lou Piniella had what's often referred to as a "senior moment" after his Cubs knocked off the Rockies 5-4 on Saturday for their sixth straight win on the homestand. "I don't even know how we scored our runs," Piniella said. "I don't remember. … But...
  • Cubs' home win streak ended by Orioles

    Cubs' home win streak ended by Orioles
    After making the long and winding trek from the visitors' clubhouse to the dugout late Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore third baseman Melvin Mora looked out at Wrigley Field and let out a big sigh. "It's already 1-0, Cubs," Mora said with a straight face,...
  • From the Cubicle: Cubs-Orioles

    From the Cubicle: Cubs-Orioles
    Refresh: Manual | Auto | Jump to current inning And away we go with this traditional matchup between your Chicago Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles, with whom as a child I had a strange infatuation. But only because of the orange jerseys. The same reason...
  • From the Cubicle: Sox-Cubs

    From the Cubicle: Sox-Cubs
    Refresh: Manual | Auto | Jump to current inning Last these two teams were together, the Cubs swept the Sox in three games. That was last weekend. That was in Wrigley Field 10 miles to the North and that was, well, ancient history. Also there was a...
  • Reds rip Cubs with 7 homers

    Reds rip Cubs with 7 homers
    Cubs at home? Check, they had the best home record in the major leagues. Wind blowing out at Wrigley Field? Check, Cubs were 9-2 and had out-homered the opposition 20-13 and outscored them 81-55. Ted Lilly on the mound? Check, he hadn't lost at home...
  • From the Cubicle: Cubs-Giants

    From the Cubicle: Cubs-Giants
    Refresh: Manual | Auto | Jump to current inning There was a very interesting story in last week's Sports Illustrated by Tom Verducci about Giants ace Tim Lincecum. It's a long piece that delves deeply into pitching mechanics and is worth reading, but...
  • 22 players avoid salary arbitration

    Mark Teixeira, Huston Street and Brad Lidge were among 22 players who avoided arbitration by agreeing to contracts Thursday, one day before teams and players exchange figures. Toronto reliever Scott Downs cashed in on a breakout season, getting a $10...
  • AL West: Los Angeles Angels world again?

    AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST LOS ANGELES ANGELS (100-62, 1st) MANAGER: Mike Scioscia (10th season) PAYROLL: $110 million X-FACTOR: Top prospect Nick Adenhart wasn't ready last year but if he breaks into the rotation the Angels will have tremendous depth in...
  • Hit and miss

    Hit and miss
    The White Sox and Cubs showed Saturday why their seasons are heading in opposite directions. After Carlos Zambrano shut them out on one hit over seven innings, the Sox broke through with four runs in the eighth off the Cubs' bullpen to spark a 5-3...
  • Contreras' strikingly good outing big plus for bullpen

    The most impressive number for Jose Contreras was 67. That was the percentage of strikes Contreras threw Saturday that enabled him to last seven innings, keeping the White Sox within striking distance in their 5-3 comeback victory over the Cubs. It also...