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Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs may have caught a break Wednesday when first-base umpire Mark Wegner ruled Mark Grudzielanek's ninth-inning fly ball down the right-field line was a fair ball. Close calls haven't gone in the Cubs' favor much over the last few months, but this...
Tags: Todd Walker, Brady Clark, Paul Bako, Moises Alou, LaTroy Hawkins
Special to the TribuneMost experts have given the Cubs the edge in the National League wild-card race because of their starting pitching. They might want to start rethinking their "expert" status after the Houston Astros jumped on another Cubs starter Sunday in a 10-3 rout at...
Tribune staff reporterThings tend to happen to the Cubs at Busch Stadium that don't happen anywhere else. Good teams, bad teams, mediocre teams it doesn't seem to matter. By hook or by crook, they almost always find a way to lose in St. Louis. But after Tuesday's 5-4...
Tribune staff reporterIn keeping with a season that defies explanation, the Cubs did things backward in Monday's doubleheader at Pro Player Stadium. They won the game you might have thought they were going to lose and lost a game they were supposed to win. After knocking...
Tags: Ben Grieve, Baseball, Damion Easley, Jeff Conine, Juan Pierre
The Associated PressBrian Schneider hit a three-run homer, and the Montreal Expos connected four times off Jose Lima in beating the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-3, last night. Montreal manager Frank Robinson, a Hall of Fame player who spent six of his 21 seasons as a...
Tribune staff reporterAmong the certainties in life, Greg Maddux winning 15 games a season is closing the gap on death and taxes. Maddux earned his 15th victory Thursday as the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3. Maddux reached an unprecedented streak of 17 consecutive...
Special to the TribuneIt isn't an easy thing to do, hammering the nails to shut your own coffin while you're inside it. But the Cubs are very close to succeeding, having gone from contenders to contortionists who are capable of closing the lid and putting in the final nail...
Tags: Ben Grieve, Chipper Jones, Derrek Lee, J.D. Drew, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterRap music blared in the Cubs' clubhouse late Saturday night, though no one was in the mood to celebrate. In fact no one was in the room at all after the Cubs gave up two runs in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to Houston, spoiling a stirring comeback that...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs have been tested so many times this season they've grown accustomed to overcoming adversity. Gnats, corked bats, injuries and offensive meltdowns haven't deterred them thus far. But if Kerry Wood's lower-back pains don't subside in the next...
Tribune staff reporterWhether the Cubs can overcome Houston and win the National League Central Division, one thing seems all but certain as the season rolls to the finish line. They haven't done anything the easy way through the first 151 games and nothing is about to change...
Tags: Baseball, Jimmie Foxx, Kenny Lofton, Jorge Velandia, Sammy Sosa
Tribune staff reporterEric Karros' directorial debut was put on hold Saturday afternoon while he took a star turn in front of the cameras at Wrigley Field. The veteran first baseman, who has been documenting the Cubs' pennant push since the start of September with a digital...
Tribune staff reporterManager Dusty Baker mentioned in the spring that Cubs fans were so anxious that they wanted to fast-forward the season to the playoffs. Last Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, Cubs players held a team meeting to decide how to divide the postseason shares....
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