The Chicago Cubs had a great comeback win on Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Anthony Rizzo had a big night, driving in six runs, including his three-run home run that gave the Cubs a 9-6 lead in the ninth inning. Before that though, Jorge Soler tied the game with a double in the eighth and his celebration afterward looked awfully familiar.
The Chicago White Sox have...
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...
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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PHOENIX (AP) Anthony Rizzo matched his career high with six RBIs and the Chicago Cubs snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory Saturday night.
Rizzo doubled in three runs in the Cubs' four-run fifth inning, then broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run homer into the Chase Field swimming pool area off Enrique Burgos (0-2) in the ninth.
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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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OSS: Six RBI for Anthony Rizzo picks up a rough day for the pitching and defense.
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...
What do Billy Hamilton, Jose Altuve, Dee Gordon and about 15 other players have in common? (MLB)
They all have more stolen bases than the entire White Sox team does.
That includes the Cubs’ own Anthony Rizzo who has nine stolen bases in 2015. The White Sox have seven. (ESPN)
We are halfway through May and the Sox as a team have stolen seven bases.
It gets worse though...
It’s January 2012, and the newly hired Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are hot on the tail of one of the two prized first basemen on the free agent market, Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols. With pricetags being driven to otherworldly proportions, the Cubs made a hard stop and looked towards one of Theo and Jed’s familiar faces, Anthony Rizzo.
The San Diego Padres having finished in...
View image | gettyimages.com Fantasy Sports are so much fun because of the strategy that is involved. Do you go for the power hitter to dominate the HR & RBI categories, do you take the singles hitter who can steal 50 bases? Scoring systems are typically designed to create a level playing field, unless of course its a home run derby league or something like that. ...
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 ...
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...
Uh oh! Here comes a White Sox vs. Cubs debate!
In this corner we have Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, wearing the blue uniform and in this corner, Jose Abreu wearing the black uniform!
Alright gentleman, I expect a good clean fight, there will be no hits below the belt, no rushing the mound, no ketchup on hot dogs, no making fun of the Sox attendance and no mention of the Cubs...
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, founded in 2012, hosted its third annual Cook-Off for Cancer on Thursday night and the vast majority of Rizzo's teammates were in attendance.Rizzo, who has chronicled his own battle with cancer, often visits cancer patients in the hospital and is very involved in cancer research.The Cubs and their first baseman shared some pictures from Thursday's event:
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...
Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are quite the force in the middle of the Cubs' lineup. The duo has a ton of power and the thought of them hitting back-to-back for years to come must have Cubs fans giddy.
And Cubs fans aren't the only ones. Bryant and Rizzo realize the special opportunity they have and are excited to play together.
"(Rizzo) jokes around, like: This is 'The Bash Brother...
The Mets (20-14) fell to the Cubs (18-15) 2-1 tonight although despite a spectacular game from the Dark Knight.
Matt Harvey pitched seven strong innings, allowing three hits, two walks and no earned runs while striking out nine Cubs.
Carlos Torres came in to pitch the 8th. He gave up a one-out single to Addison Russell who advanced to second on a passed ball. He then scored on a...
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...
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...
Chicago Cubs all-star 1B Anthony Rizzo took part in a hot wing eating contest while being interviewed by Complex’s Sean Evans.
The contest consisted of 10 hot wings of various heats with the hottest being smothered in the Mad Dog 357 hot sauce. That particular sauce checks in at 357,000 on the Scoville scale and is 71 times hotter than a jalapeño. Apparently Rizzo...
2014 Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom struggled again for the third time in his last four starts on Monday. From the onset, he gave up back to back homeruns to Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in the 1st inning and although he only gave up one run the rest of the way, he really never got into a real rhythm.
He’s now 3-4 with a 3.46 ERA.
One reason for his struggles on Monday was his...
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Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant welcomed the left-field fans on Monday night with his second big league home run.
Monday was the first game in which fans were able to sit in the left- and center-field bleachers at Wrigley Field. The right-field bleachers are scheduled to open in June.
Most of the fans in the bleachers were wearing pink...
The Mets (20-12) lost to the Cubs (16-15) by a score of 4-3 on Monday night at Wrigley Field.
Jacob deGrom pitched for the Mets and struggled. The sophomore allowed four runs in five innings, surrendering five hits and four walks, striking out five.
The Mets got off to a rough start in this one. Jacob hit Dexter Fowler to begin the bottom of the first, and ultra-prospect Kris Bryant...
Watch out baseball, Kris Bryant has found his home run swing. The Chicago Cubs rookie welcomed the new bleachers in left field at Wrigley Field with a booming home run in the first inning against the New York Mets. And then right after, Anthony Rizzo joined him, hitting one out to right field.
Sadly, the bleachers in right field still aren’t ready so Rizzo’s home run landed with...
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The Chicago Cubs have been waiting for rookie phenom Kris Bryant to knock his first career home run out of the park. That wait has now come to an end, as Bryant drilled a three-run home run out against the Milwaukee Brewers this evening. Take a look at his first of what is expected to be many.
The Chicago Cubs have hit a total of 25 home runs this season, far less than anyone would expect when the team runs Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Jorge Soler out every day. In fact many fans and media types were boasting about how this Cubs team could be a second coming of “Murderers Row” with all the power bats in the everyday lineup.
In fact, Wrigley Field has yielded only...