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Fox Sports Houston:
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings, Jason Castro homered and the Houston beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Tuesday night in a matchup of 100-loss teams.
The season-ending series between NL Central clubs marks the first meeting of 100-loss team in the majors since 1962, when the Cubs played the New York Mets.
Houston (55-106) threw its third straight shutout and won for the fifth time in six games. The Astros have already matched last year's franchise-worst loss total with one game left.
Norris (7-13) scattered four hits and won back-to-back starts for the first time since May.
Chris Volstad (3-12) took the loss for the Cubs, who fell to 60-101.
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Fresh off of suffering through our first 100 loss season since 1966, the Cubs went and announced that they're gonna move in the brick wall behind home plate.
They pulled a similar stunt back in 2004, adding three rows of "premium seating" for folks with money to burn.
Now, I couldn't fathom how much it costs to move a brick wall 3 feet, but based on how...
Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano says he is open to being traded in the offseason.
The 36-year-old is having his best season in years. He said Wednesday that ''I just want to have one more shot to go to the World Series before I (retire).''
Soriano has two years remaining on his contract and says he will consider walking away when the deal is up.
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I don't know where any of them are now.
Last time I talked to Karl Pagel, once featured on the front page of the Wall...
What makes it so difficult to analyze the results of the 2012 Houston Astros was that this season was never really even about the 2012 Astros. The franchise spent this year with one eye on next year. Sure, the schedule-makers had the Astros play, but despite a rather encouraging 22-23 start, they still managed to finish 55-107, the worst mark in franchise history. So that'...
The Chicago Cubs didn't expect to contend this season, but the new brass might have been surprised by the 101-loss season. Give team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer credit, though. They approached their first season exactly the way they said they would. Once the July 31 trade deadline neared, Epstein and Hoyer traded veteran players for prospects, in keeping...
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The Chicago Cubs’ rough season is finally at its end. And with only three games left to go in their dreadful season, the reasons to attend a Cubs game are few and far between.
But like with everything, there are pros and cons about attending this week’s season ending series against the Astros.
The cons are easy: The Astros suck, the Cubs suck, and the baseball played by both...
Bryan LaHair homered and hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 5-4 Wednesday in the Astros' National League finale.
In the first series between 100-game losers in the major leagues since 1962, LaHair homered in the second and broke a 4-all tie in the ninth against Hector Ambriz (1-0).
Houston went 55-107 and set a club record for losses...
The Chicago Cubs wrap up their dreadful season this weekend against an even worse Houston Astros squad at the Friendly Confines.
The Cubs are at 60-99 and the Astros are at 53-106. That's right the two worst teams in baseball. Why would anyone want to see these teams play? That's probably why two tickets on StubHub are for sale at $0.19.
That's right, $0.19.