| Apr 24, 2011
| 10:46 AM
Sunday began with Starlin Castro as the second leading batter in the National League with a .393 average. Not bad for the league's youngest player.
Does the shortstop's continued success surprise Cubs manager Mike Quade?
"I would like to say no, just...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Pacers forward Danny Granger created bulletin-board material when he said before the playoffs that stopping Derrick Rose would make the Bulls beatable. Granger stood by that bold statement before Tuesday's game.
"Definitely, I still feel that way,"...
| May 7, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Starlin Castro will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut against the Reds by ... sitting against the Reds.
Castro was not in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's 12:15 p.m. game vs. Cincinnati at Wrigley Field. Neither was Alfonso Soriano, who will...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Before the first game of this year’s White Sox-Cubs series, I asked a question that I’d like to revisit now that we have a result.
Who would go crazier: Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head?
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if.
The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:47 AM
What we learned from City Series, Part One:
A.J. Pierzynski is good on triples until 2013.
Pierzynski is good on (bleeping) off teammates until then, too.
Starlin Castro is money.
Mark Buehrle remains an Interleague Hall-of-Famer.
Brent Morel knows...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 8:42 PM
Tony Campana hit a disputed bunt single and scored the go-ahead run on an error in the ninth inning to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 Friday night.
With one out, Campana popped up a bunt against Aaron Crow (2-1) that Royals third...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Chris Getz drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Saturday night, snapping a season-high six game losing streak.
Getz's bouncer was deflected by pitcher Jeff Samardzija (5-4) to...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:56 AM
Randy Wells was still on the mound at the start of the seventh inning for the Chicago Cubs, even after it appeared he wouldn't make it through the first. Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double in Kansas City's four-run...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 8:18 PM
Second baseman Jeff Baker’s incredibly wayward throw gave the Washington Nationals a pair of runs in the first inning Tuesday night, and Ross Detwiler won his season debut in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Baker was only 30 feet or so from...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:48 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike McKenry’s first major league home run, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, lifted Pittsburgh to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night and assured the Pirates of a winning record at the All-Star break for...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:07 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Maholm and his Pirates teammates aren’t looking at the National League Central standings or checking the out-of-town scores.
Too early in the season, the lefty starter said. Funny, because it’s been a long time...