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Matt Garza pitched into the ninth inning and Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run since May 18 to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Houston Astros 3-1 on Friday after a rain delay that lasted more than 3 hours.
Darwin Barney and Scott Hairston also homered for the Cubs.
The subject of trade speculation, Garza (2-1) allowed four hits and struck out eight in eight-plus innings for his first win since beating Arizona on May 31.
Garza, who threw seven scoreless innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Mets, walked Jose Altuve to begin the ninth and was replaced by Kevin Gregg, who earned his 11th save in 11 tries.
Chris Carter broke up Garza's shutout bid with a leadoff homer in the seventh. Carter's 15th home run was a sharp line drive to right-center.
Rizzo, who entered in a 4-for-40 slump, finished with two hits after the start was delayed by rain for 3 hours, 18 minutes. The first baseman agreed to a $41 million, seven-year contract on May 13 and has struggled since the...
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Matt Garza (photo credit: Getty Images)
Every year since Matt Garza has been on the team he has had trade speculation surrounding him. Why shouldn’t Garza have that surrounding him? He has been on a team that hasn’t come close to finishing first in their division in many years; he has been outstanding on the mound while healthy, and he is a great team player and veteran to have...
I read the Cubs/Astros recap on ESPN and found this quote from Darwin Barney and couldn't help but think... what BLASPHEMY!The Forefathers must be furious!And then "Forefathers" led to George Washington so...Anyway, not to be taken too seriously, just hopefully making a laugh out of molehill.Happy to see the homers (nice one, Anthony!) and of course, Go Cubs.
Matt Garza turned in his best performance of 2013 allowing just one run over eight innings in a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros.Garza was coming off the start in which he threw seven shutout innings in a no decision against the Mets on Sunday.After walking the first batter in the ninth inning Kevin Gregg came on to get the final three outs and preserved the win. Houston’s lone...
Before the season even began, the Chicago Cubs were expected
to become sellers at the trade deadline. They have yet to make this
announcement, but rival evaluators tell Buster Olney of ESPN that the Cubs are
officially “open for business.”
While some teams may be willing to sell, they may not have
much in the way of players that rival clubs are interested in. Olney...
The New York Yankees have acquired minor league infielder Brent Lillibridge from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for a player to be named or cash.
Lillibridge is one of several backup infielders acquired by the Yankees this season to help fill in for their injured All-Stars. The trade Friday is the second deal between New York and Chicago this year.
The Yankees acquired Alberto Gonzalez...
In the bottom of the third inning of the Saturday game against the Houston Astros, Luis Valbuena hit a two-run single…and flipped his bat. Usually, bat flips are reserved for humongous hits, i.e. a grand slam, but Luis seems to love doing this, almost like he has some weird baseball-related Tourette’s tic. That got me to wondering…what are the biggest factors in determining...
According to Buster Olney, the Chicago Cubs are open for business. They’re a rebuilding franchise with no real playoff aspirations and a bunch of interesting veterans who are free agent eligible at the end of the year, so it makes sense for them to make some present-for-future trades. The focus is likely going to be on their pitching, as Matt Garza and Scott Feldman will be two...
It is no secret that the Chicago Cubs have some valuable trade chips for the fast-approaching mid-season trading frenzy. As the Cubs once again become sellers at -- or even well before -- the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, they will have a number of veterans who could help push a contending team over the top for a division title or wild card berth. MLB Injury News's Blaine...
This Chicago Cubs fan makes an epic grab on a foul ball while chatting it up on his cell phone.
In 1998 Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa took sports fans by storm, going back and forth, trying to break the MLB single season home run record. At that time the record was 61 and it was held by Roger Maris since 1961. On September 7, 1998, Big Mac, 34 years old, slugged home run number 61, off Mike Morgan of the Chicago Cubs, tying the record. It was an amazing thing to witness...