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Anthony Rizzo Leads Cubs Offense to 9-6 Victory Over the Diamondbacks

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hits a three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) With another back to back game between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, Chicago’s offense came to life late in the game to defeat Arizona, tying up the...
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Rizzo, Cubs halt D-backs win streak

PHOENIX -- Arizona's bullpen faltered down the stretch, and the Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak is over. Reliever Enrique Burgos gave up a three-run homer to Anthony Rizzo in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 9-6 on Saturday night. Rizzo had a career-high six RBIs, including a three-run double in the Cubs' four-run fifth inning. Arizona led 6-4 through...
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Rizzo drives in 6, leads Cubs' late rally past Diamondbacks

  Anthony Rizzo hadn't done much in the Chicago Cubs' swing through the Southwest. Until Saturday night. Rizzo, 2-for-26 in the first four games of the trip, matched his career high with six RBIs and the Cubs snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory. Rizzo doubled in three runs in the Cubs' four-run fifth inning, then broke a 6-6 tie with a three...
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Cubs 9, DBacks 6 (5/24/15)

OSS: Six RBI for Anthony Rizzo picks up a rough day for the pitching and defense. Three up: 1. Anthony Rizzo had a .638 WPA and six RBI on the day, including a bases loaded double and a three run homer to put the Cubs ahead in the ninth. It’s nice to see him and Goldschmidt on the same field. 2. Jorge Soler had a solid day too, going 2-4 and tying up the game in the eighth with...
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The Chicago Cubs: No love from the President

President Barack Obama officially got his own Twitter account yesterday,@POTUS, and announced it to the world with this tweet: Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 The President then went on to follow 65 different accounts, some of which were political accounts, his alma matters ...
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Chicago Cubs’ Prospects Show Early Success

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with closer Travis Wood, left, and catcher David Ross after they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 in a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) There was hope around Chicago’s north side heading into the baseball season this year. The Chicago Cubs have always been surrounded with hope...
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Are the Chicago Cubs for real?

Being a lifelong Cubs fan, I can finally say I’m excited to watch the rest of the season play out. In years past, the Cubs would have been 12.5 games back already and out of the playoff hunt, even with months of baseball yet to be played. This year is different though, as this young Cubs team, coming off a four-game sweep of the New York Mets, sit only 5 games back of the division...
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Chicago Cubs: Early season adjustments, improvements

A big focus heading into this season for the Chicago Cubs was to cut down on strikeouts and get on base more often. So far, they’ve done one of the two. People had doubts about both, but so far the Cubs have answered in at least one of those areas and hope to correct the other as well. Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015-Part II Last year, the Chicago Cubs were...
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Just How Good is Anthony Rizzo

Not sure if all Cubs’ fans know this or not, but Anthony Rizzo is one of the best first basemen in their division. He is one of the best in the National League. Believe it or not, he is one of the best in baseball. Fans will say, “Sure, he’s an All-Star.” Let us not forget that Kosuke Fukudome was an All-Star too. When you take a closer look at the numbers, and his intangibles...
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