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Darwin Barney homered and Matt Garza threw seven shutout innings to lift the Chicago Cubs to a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 3-1 win Sunday.
Barney clubbed a Trevor Cahill pitch into the left-field bleachers for a two-run homer in the second inning to help Chicago match a season high with its fourth straight win.
Garza (5-7) held Arizona to five hits and one walk, striking out seven en route to his first win in July. He's allowed three earned runs or fewer in his last 18 starts at Wrigley Field.
Carlos Marmol got the last two outs for his 10th save. He allowed a pair of baserunners, but struck out Geoff Blum and got Gerardo Parra on a comebacker to end it.
Cahill (7-8) allowed three runs on four hits over 5 1-3 innings, losing for the third time in his last four decisions.
Aaron Hill hit his 12th homer in the eighth and reached base three times to pace the struggling Arizona offense. His homer snapped a 14-inning scoreless streak for Cubs reliever Shaw...
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Ryan Dempster's talents extend beyond the the baseball field as he showed host Tim Kurkjian on ESPN's "Baseball Tonight."
Dempster— riding an incredible 33-inning consecutive scoreless streak— did a pretty good impression of Fat Bastard from the Austin Powers movies during an interview and the Chicago Cubs starter had Kurkjian giggling like a school girl while...
Both below .500, the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks could look to make some deals before the trading deadline at the end of this month. Chicago right-hander Matt Garza is among the players rumored to be on the trading block but he'll get at least one more start with his current club.
Garza will try to lead the Cubs to their first home sweep of Arizona in four years, their...
The Justin Upton trade rumors haven’t tapered off and one has to wonder why the Diamondbacks would trade a budding young superstar? Upton doesn’t turn 25 until August 25th. He is a two-time All-Star, coming off a 31 homer, 88 RBI season and seemed poised to take a titanic leap in 2012. However, at [...]
Justin Upton is a former No. 1 overall pick. At the time of his being drafted, scouts were prone to compare him to Ken Griffey Jr. He is now 24 years old and fresh off a fourth-place finish in the 2011 National League MVP voting. He is the face of the Arizona Diamondbacks and, considering his pedigree and talent, signed to an extremely team-friendly deal for the next several seasons...
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told the Arizona Republic on Saturday he has told outfielder Justin Upton he may be traded. Towers said he told Upton: " 'If something gets close.' I said, 'you'll be a part of the process. I'm not going to shock you with something.' "I told him you should look at it in a good way that people...
With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, a handful of players are being dangled as trade bait. Whether it's All-Star caliber players, borderline standouts or role players, there's a bevy of talent available. A player's contract -- and the emergence of farm hands -- usually triggers the process. Before the swapping season begins, NESN.com took a look at the biggest...
Justin Upton has power to veto a trade to four teams, sources say.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Three games at Wrigley Field, a total of three runs scored. That was enough to convince Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson that it was time to shake things up.
Everything he did worked out.
The D-backs emerged from their slump by scoring early and piling up 13 hits against the first-place Reds, with Miguel Montero droving in four runs with a bases-loaded double...
Will the real Arizona Diamondbacks please stand up? The defending NL West champion D-backs seemed to gain some much-needed momentum by winning three of four games against the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers entering the All-Star break, but any positive vibes seemed to dissipate when they opened the second half by being swept by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Arizona...
There are varying reports on whether or not the Red Sox have interest in Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, but they're apparently eyeing another Chicago hurler as well. FOXSports.com reports that the Red Sox are still interested in right-handed pitcher Matt Garza. "The Red Sox, according to a source, maintain equal or greater interest in Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, who is under...