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Tribune staff reporterThe record book doesn't have to be rewritten. It still says the last time the St. Louis Cardinals concluded a four-game sweep in Chicago was May 29, 1921. Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez made sure of that Sunday when his eighth-inning bloop single brought...
Tags: Sammy Sosa, Joe Girardi, Chuck Finley, Rick White, Alex Gonzalez
Tribune staff reporterLong before Thursday's first pitch, one irate fan at Miller Park screamed to the players: "You should honor your contract to the end of the season." When the final out was recorded in the Cubs' 13-10 victory over the Brewers, it was hard to envision...
Mark Grace went hitless in four at-bats Sunday for Arizona, yet he was partly responsible for shortening Cubs starter Matt Clement's workday. Clement was removed with one out in the sixth inning because his pitch count was 121. In Clement's 28-pitch...
Tags: World Series, Chicago Cubs, Mark Grace, Jay Bell, Sammy Sosa
Joe Girardi hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth Sunday as the Cubs beat Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2, despite losing Sammy Sosa in an outfield collision. The loss ended Arizona's eight-game winning streak. Alex Gonzalez led off the ninth...
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa said he has had "goose bumps" watching the Pacific Bell Park crowd pull for Barry Bonds in his quest for his 600th home run. "The fans are giving him a standing ovation every time," Sosa said before the Giants rallied for a 4-3 victory in 10...
Tribune staff reporterMark Prior was in no way comparing himself to Curt Schilling or Randy Johnson. But after the Cubs' 21-year-old rookie finished the first complete game of his professional career on Sunday, a 4-1 victory over Colorado, he had this to say about his 13-...
Tags: Baseball, Mark Bellhorn, Todd Helton, Moises Alou, Alex Gonzalez
Tribune staff reporterGrammatically or literally, it may not be possible for two guys to win the same game single-handedly. But that's the way tough-luck loser Matt Clement viewed the Cubs' 2-1 loss Saturday to the Colorado Rockies. "Basically we were beaten single-...
Tags: Baseball, Juan Uribe, Mark Bellhorn, Sammy Sosa, Todd Helton
Just what has the City Of Chicago done to the baseball gods that they deserve two sad-sack organizations such as the White Sox and Cubs? --Frank Caldwell, Plano, Texas Let's see Black Sox scandal, Billy Goat curse, Albert Belle take your pick....
Tags: Baseball, Crimes, Houston Astros, Mark Bellhorn, Darren Lewis
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa chafed at suggestions over the weekend that he needed a day off to break out of his 6-for-35 slump since the All-Star break. "I don't need people to worry about me," he said. "I've been at the top of my game for many, many years and I know how...
Tribune staff reporterSunday was one of those hot, sticky days Chicagoans were thinking about early last winter while shoveling out their parking spaces and saving them with old, beat-up lawn furniture. Summertime means baseball in Chicago, and no matter what the status of...
Tribune staff reporterPaul Konerko would be the first to admit he has a pretty hard head. But not even Konerko could have imagined a curveball bounced off his noggin could change the complexion of a ballgame, if not a season.After Cubs starter Kerry Wood hit him in the...
Tribune staff reporterThe victims and culprits change from day to day. But the results rarely do. The Cubs are among the safest bets in the world to disappoint their loyal fans. The only mystery is in the details. The Cubs' 5-4 loss to the Reds on Thursday was...
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