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Iowa Lots of hitting going on as Iowa put up 13 on Memphis. Brett Jackson went 4-5 and raised his batting average by almost 30 points. Adrian Cardenas went 3-5 and really by this point should be here over DeWitt. Vitters went 2-5 and Dave Sappelt went 3-6 with a HR.  Smokies Logan Watkins had [...]

Cubs Rally to Edge A's at Fitch Park

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...

Chicago Cubs Ryan Dempster returns to face the Reds and prepares to hit the casino.

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...

Bianco Blast the Difference-Maker at Talking Stick

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...

Wood might not return to Cubs' eighth-inning role right away

The Chicago Cubs are not doing a full-scale remake of their bullpen. Instead, call it a minor tweak. Right-hander Kerry Wood is expected to come off the disabled list Thursday or Friday after battling right shoulder fatigue. Manager Dale Sveum indicated Monday that Wood might not come back in his accustomed role as the eighth-inning setup man. Instead, the Cubs may ease Wood...

LaHair, O's Davis lead transaction trends

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. Bryan LaHair 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...

Cubs' Dempster, Wood activated from DL

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...

Reds vs. Cubs series preview

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...

Reds 4, Cubs 3(10)

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...

Reds' bats go quiet against Cubs

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...

Cubs' series opener vs Reds postponed

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...
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