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credit:getty images Jeff Samardzija tossed his first career shutout on Monday night against the Chicago White Sox. Samardzija allowed just two singles to the White Sox while recording eight strike outs. It was another strong outing for Samardzija who owns a 2.85 ERA over his first 11 starts this season. Monday’s outing was the second complete game for Samardzija who went the distance in his final outing of last season while allowing three runs – two earned – against Pittsburgh. The Cubs got out to a 1-0 lead in the first and cruised to a 7-0 win. Crosstown foes, the Cubs and White Sox have two games left in their series, both of which start at 1:20 pm CT.

Cubs Edge A's at Fitch Park

Shawon Dunston Jr and Brad Zapenas collected three hits a piece, Francisco Sanchez stroked a two-run single and a double, and Loiger Padron tossed three innings of one-hit shutout ball, as the Cubs edged the Athletics 4-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #4 in Mesa, AZThe game was pre-planned as a ten-inning contest so that all of...

Cubs Mock-Up Giant Right Field Ad (PHOTOS)

Cranes fill the streets around the Wrigley Field Bleachers this morning as the Cubs mock-up their proposed advertisements. They started in right field with an ad for "FFFFFFFFFFFF" (surely Budweiser in the future) and boy, it is large.  The purpose of the mock-up is to show the City and the rooftop owners how these signs will impact the views in and plenty of folks are...

Cubs’ Kyuji Fujikawa leaves Sunday’s game after seeing trainer

Chicago Cubs’ reliever Kyuji Fujikawa left his team’s May 26 game against the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth inning after a visit from the team trainer. While the reason is uncertain at this time,’s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat tweeted that Fujikawa believes that the problem is similar to the strained right forearm that put him on the disabled list on April 13...

Chicago White Sox get dominated by crosstown rivals

The Crosstown Classic is a series always preceded by much anticipation. Even though both Chicago baseball teams are having a slow start, the heated rivalry between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs is usually enough reason for fans to turn on the TV to support their team. Unfortunately for the Southside fans, Monday’s game was not the nail-biting, dramatic game they had...

Santiago Lends a Helping Hand, but it's Nothing New

Hector Santiago has been somewhat of a chameleon throughout his White Sox tenure. In just 56 big league appearances over three seasons, he’s filled literally every role a pitcher can have on a major league roster. One might think that with all the adjusting needed, it would be hard for a guy like Santiago to find the time or energy to devote himself to anything other than pitching...

Cubs May Minor 28 League Recap

Javier Baez hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th to give Daytona a 7-5 win over the Tampa Yankees. LHP Chris Rusin (Iowa) and RHP Kyle Hendricks (Tennessee) both made quality starts to help their teams to victories. Kane County fell to the Quad Cities in a rain shorted game. Plenty of roster activity.

Jumbotron Mocked-Up at Wrigley Field (PHOTOS)

With all the bigwigs looking down from the rooftops (Owner - Tom Ricketts, President of Business Operation - Crane Kenny and (strangely) former head of marketing - Wally Hayward), the Cubs mocked up the proposed Jumbotron at Wrigley Field.  It's difficult to get a true handle on exactly how big this thing will be (they only had tarps hanging on opposite ends of a pole) but...

Steel Cage Deathmatch: Garza vs. Cueto!

The Cubs happened to win today’s game, despite a short outing by Matt Garza, and snap a long losing skid.  There was a small incident within the game that should’ve remained insignificant but didn’t for whatever reason.  In the sixth inning, Johnny Cueto, who was cruising along to that point, threw a pitch over David DeJesus‘ head.  Cueto had been agitated since the beginning...

Cubs-White Sox rained out in 3rd inning

The White Sox got the most out of this rainout. They found out ace Chris Sale is just fine. The left-hander was back on the mound after missing his last start due to tendinitis in his left shoulder and consistently reached 95 mph on the radar in a game that was postponed Tuesday night after three innings. ''It felt good to get back out there,'' Sale said. '...

White Sox-Cubs Preview

The Chicago Cubs hope a rainy night didn't dampen their momentum. The Cubs, who have long struggled against the Chicago White Sox, will go for their second straight win over their crosstown rivals and third consecutive victory overall on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs (20-30), leading 2-0 in the third inning of Tuesday's contest, appeared poised to secure at least a tie...

Matt Garza to Johnny Cueto: ‘Grow the hell up’

The Reds held a comfortable 4-0 lead over the Cubs on Sunday when Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto threw a pitch over David DeJesus’ head. Since Matt Garza had hit Todd Frazier with a pitch two innings earlier, both benches were warned by the home plate umpire. The Cubs eventually won the game in extra innings. [...]
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