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Javier Baez slugged a solo home run, singled, stole a base, and scored three runs, Jeimer Candelario ripped two RBI doubles, Eduardo Gonzalez singled and tripled, drove-in a run, and scored another, and Garrett Schlecht reached base four times on three walks and an RBI single, as the Cubs rallied for a run in the 8th and one in the 9th to edge the Athletics 7-6 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
The game extended an extra half-inning so that Pete Levitt could throw a second inning.
Manny Ramirez was the DH for the A’s, and made four Plate Appearances (batting once in each of the first four innings).
Facing Tayler Scott, ManRam grounded out in the top of the 1st, popped out to 1st baseman Trevor Gtretzky in the 2nd, and walked on a 3-2 pitch in the top of the 3rd, and then he grounded out 4-3 versus James Pugliese in the top of the 4th.
Scott started the game for the Cubs and did not have a good outing, allowing thr...
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Sometimes all you need is a chance to prove yourself and Bryan LaHair is doing just that.
After languishing in the minors for 9 seasons, the Cubs are the first team to finally give LaHair a chance to show what he can do on the major league stage. So far, the results have been spectacular.
Through 20 games, LaHair has a slash line of .390/.471/.780 for an obscene OPS of 1.251...
I know that its only May, but when you're in rebuilding mode, like the Cubs, its never too early to start thinking about the July trade deadline. The Cubs will obviously be sellers again, but what assets do they have that might be of value to other teams?
Here's a look at some players who may be of interest to other teams and the potential return the Cubs could expect...
CHICAGO- The Cubs have activated RHP Ryan Dempster from the 15-day disabled list. Dempster’s been on the mend for just north of two weeks thanks to a right quad strain.
Tonight he will return to face the Reds in Cincinnati. The 35-year-old had an impressive 1.33 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 23/8 K/BB ratio through his first three starts.
What’s more impressive is another outing that...
Justin Bianco hammered a solo home run leading off the bottom of the 5th to break a 1-1 tie, and it was just enough as the Diamondbacks edged the Cubs 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Whirlwind Field at Salt River River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ.
Junior Lake continued his rehab, batting six times (once in each of the...
With a month of games in the books, here are 10 of the most added fantasy baseball players.
Note: the following "changes" are week-over-week percentages.
Change: +23.9 percent (48.9 percent owned)
Analysis: Well, it's about time! Still, to think over 50 percent of all fantasy baseball leagues do not need LaHair's services seem a little high. During...
The Chicago Cubs activated right-handed pitchers Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, while sending pitchers Scott Maine and Randy Wells to Triple-A Iowa. Dempster, who turned 35 Thursday, will start against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. He is 0-1 with a 1.33 ERA in three starts this season. He missed time with a strained right...
Dundee-Crown HS alum Ryan Court reached base five times on two doubles, a single, and two walks, leading the Diamondbacks to an 11-4 drubbing of the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
Stephen Drew (2011 broken ankle rehab) arrived at Fitch Park after the game started and played the middle three innings at shortstop...
Wild Cubs closer Carlos Marmol helped Cincinnati rally for three runs in the ninth to tie it, and Scott Rolen hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning that swept the Reds to a 4-3 victory Thursday and two-game split.
Marmol let a 3-0 lead slip away by walking three of the five batters he faced, allowing Cincinnati to tie it with only one hit in the inning. It was his third blown save...
Don’t look now, but the Redlegs are winners of their past
three series and where did that streak begin? In Chicago, of course, and that’s
just who happens to be heading to GABP as the Reds and Cubs meet up for the
second time in just over a week.
This fella appears to be doing his thing again this season.
The Cubs enter the week at 8...
The opener of a series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds has been postponed because lines of thunderstorms moved through the area. The game wasn't immediately rescheduled.
It was the first postponement for both teams this season and the fifth overall at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003. The game was called two hours after the scheduled start Tuesday...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers -- a major outburst for the power-challenged Chicago Cubs -- and Jeff Samardzija pitched into the eighth inning on Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Cubs opened the rain-shortened series with only their third multihomer game of the season. They managed only nine home runs in April, the...