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CHICAGO (AP) -- Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and Matt Garza got his first victory of the season as the Cubs extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Diamondbacks 7-2 on Friday.
Alfonso Soriano had a two-run homer and Cody Ransom added a solo shot for the Cubs, who have won five straight for the first time since winning seven in a row from July 31-Aug. 6, 2011.
Hairston's grand slam was the team's second in two games. Pitcher Travis Wood hit one on Thursday in a win over the White Sox.
Garza, who was making his third start of the season since coming off the disabled list with a strained back muscle, pitched seven innings and allowed two runs and six hits while striking out four for his first victory since July 15 of last season.
Garza (1-0), who also was making his first home start of the season, bounced back from his previous start, when he gave up four runs in four innings last Sunday in Cincinnati.
Wade Miley struggled early, allowing seven run...
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Tonight’s (well, yesterday’s, now) game was pretty terrible. The Cubs did not win. They were going to win at one point, but then weird stuff happened and somehow Carlos Marmol got most of the blame. Of course, that is fair given the win expectancy chart. Marmol’s wildness and giving up that monstrous grand slam to Paul Goldschmidt (who is very very strong and was pretty...
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CHICAGO -- It was a rough May for Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley. And that's probably putting it nicely.
The left-hander lost his fourth straight start and fifth of May on Friday, a 7-2 defeat against the Cubs, and despite a strong finish, the outing was enough for manager Kirk Gibson to put Miley on notice.
"I'm not going to let him go out and keep doing...
It’s not often the Diamondbacks score 12 runs (actually never, so far in 2013) but Arizona did just that in a 12-4 victory over the Cubs Saturday night. Paul Goldschmidt led the charge, hitting an absolute bomb for his first career regular season grand slam.
After three miserable games against their crosstown rivals, there wasn't much left for the White Sox to say.
''We just got beat in all facets of the game,'' White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko said. ''They were just the better team in every area.''
Cubs pitcher Travis Wood hit a grand slam off Jake Peavy and the White Sox lost 8-3 on Thursday...
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The Cubs came limping...
Today is officially June, which means we can now look back at all of April and May because everyone loves arbitrary endpoints. As of May 31, the 2013 Cubs have scored 221 runs while giving up only 210. They should be better than their 23-30 record suggests, but baseball happens.
The Cubs had an offensive turnaround between April and May. In April, they were only 10-16 with...
As the public battle as to whether or not Wrigley Field should undergo a facelift continues...the Chicago Cubs have an unlikely supporter backing them up.
Former Chicago White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen.
"It's about time," the outspoken Guillen said. "Finally they start doing the right thing. It's 2013. I think the new owners and the new GM and the new...
Alfonso Soriano has consistently hit well against the Arizona Diamondbacks during his career.
The Chicago Cubs hope that trend continues Friday as they try to win five in a row for the first time in nearly two years in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
After a season-high six-game skid, the Cubs (22-30) have outscored opponents 29-10 during the winning streak...
The Arizona Diamondbacks will close out a solid month of May by heading to the Windy City to face the Cubs.