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Pirates Turn Relatively Easy Triple Play In Win Over Cubs (Video)

Triple plays are rare in baseball because of the relative difficulty of pulling off the play. However, the Pittsburgh Pirates made it look easy Sunday. The Pirates kept pace as the National League’s second wild card holder with a 7-3 win over the Chicago Cubs that was helepd along by a rally-killing triple play. Chicago’s Matt Szczur came to the plate in the third inning with...
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Saturday's recap: Cubs 6, Pirates 4

Javier Baez and Matt Szczur homered and Felix Doubront pitched six shutout innings as the Cubs snapped a seven-game losing streak. Doubront allowed four hits over his six innings, reducing his earned-run average to 1.50 in three starts for Cubs. Baez homered for the second straight game, while Szczur's homer was his first in the majors. Welington Castillo had a sacrifice fly...
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Baez homers as Cubs beat Pirates 6-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) Rookies Javier Baez and Matt Szczur homered, and the Chicago Cubs snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Baez connected for a two-run shot in Chicago's three-run third, and Szczur hit a leadoff drive in the eighth for his first career homer. It was Baez's second homer in two nights and No. 9 on...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur Joins Chicago Cubs Major League Roster

According to several reports, it appears the Cubs will call up outfielder, Matt Szczur, on Sunday. Szczur (pronounced like “Caesar”), 25, has been with the organization since being drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 draft. Szczur is most widely known for his speed, collecting 30 stolen bases in 116 games with AAA Iowa. Szczur isn’t as heralded as other prospects; his .261...
Via Sports Mockery
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Hail Szczur, Look to Buy a Vowel

The Cubs reportedly will be recalling Matt Szczur (AKA "Scrabble" or "Eye Chart") from AAA Iowa tomorrow (Sunday), and so the 25-year old outfielder should be making his MLB debut sometime soon after that. Tags: Matt SzczurCubs Roster Moves
Via Cub Reporter
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur makes diving catch for the last out of a Minor League no-hitter (VIDEO)

Matt Szczur went 0-for-5 at the plate Wednesday night, but it wasn't the centerfielder's bat that Iowa Cubs pitcher Chris Rusin was thankful for, it was his glove.In the bottom of the ninth inning, Rusin faced Josh Rodriguez of the New Orleans Zephyrs, one out shy of a no-hitter. Rodriguez then hit a soft pop fly to the Bermuda Triangle of open outfield space between the...
Via The Other Paper
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects—Matt Szczur and Nick Struck

Northsiders Report continues its way through the alphabet with Cubs prospects Matt Szczur and Nick Struck. Szczur was a two-sport star at Villanova before the 2011 draft while Struck earned Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors in 2012.
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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