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Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs' season ended Sunday with a celebration on the field, but it wasn't exactly the party they envisioned in spring training. The Astros clinched the National League wild card on the season's final day with a 6-4 victory over the Cubs, then...
Tribune staff reporterMaybe Greg Maddux is better than ever, if that's humanly possible. When you are a Hall of Fame-bound pitcher who has started 648 games and has won 323, has thrown nearly 4,500 innings and has won the Cy Young Award four times, coming up with a first...
Tags: Jacque Jones, Baseball, Sports, Atlanta Braves, Wrigley Field
The Associated PressNomar Garciaparra homered, Jerome Williams pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Williams (5-7), who had lost four of five decisions and got only five outs in...
Tags: Will Ohman, Daryle Ward, Ty Wigginton, Piracy, Jerome Williams
Tribune staff reporterFuture Hall of Famer Greg Maddux and rookie right-hander Carlos Marmol now have something in common. Both Cubs pitchers won their major-league starting debuts in Cincinnati against the Reds. "I remember mine. It was here in Cincinnati," said the 40-...
Tags: Aramis Ramirez, Will Ohman, Baseball, Sports, Scott Eyre
Special to the TribuneCubs let scoring chances go to waste This is how bad things are going for the Cubs: They lost to Tony Armas Jr. at Wrigley Field. What's so bad about that? Well, Armas hadn't won a road game since April 10, 2003, when the Nationals were known as the...
Tribune staff reporterFriday is the day Dusty Baker has been waiting for since April because his entire starting lineup, rotation and bullpen will be together at the same time. "It feels great," Baker said Thursday morning. "I just hope my whole army is sharp." But even with...
Tags: Aramis Ramirez, Armed Forces, Sports, Bobby Abreu, Defense
Tribune staff reporterIt's becoming perfectly clear why the Cubs are likely to spend the month of September playing out the string. Poor fielding, a lack of clutch hitting and some old-fashioned bad luck have been recurring factors in their sub-.500 record. One bad throw,...
Tribune staff reporterAfter Todd Walker received a handmade sign in the mail on Monday that read "Dear Cubs, Please Don't Lose," a clubhouse attendant taped it on the clubhouse bulletin board next to the day's starting lineup. "You're doing the best you can out there, but...
Tribune staff reporterWith Neifi Perez traded to Detroit on Sunday before the Cubs' 5-3 loss to St. Louis, all three players who competed for the Cubs' second-base job in spring training are gone. Jerry Hairston was traded to Texas in May for Phil Nevin, and Todd Walker was...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux closed a chapter in a long and storied rivalry Wednesday night and earned the right to return for his 20th season in the major leagues. Maddux led the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over St. Louis in their final game in Busch Stadium, and surpassed...
Tags: Jim Edmonds, Mark McGwire, Mark Mulder, John Mabry, Matt Murton
Tribune staff reporterThe Washington Nationals seemed like a perfect homecoming foe for Kerry Wood, who was making his first major-league start since shoulder surgery in August. They can't hit. They can't catch the ball. And they entered Thursday's game with a 13-27 record,...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux has a ton of accomplishments in his 20-year career, including four Cy Young Awards, five World Series starts and 323 career wins. But one thing he has yet to do is win a game in Phoenix. Maddux's renaissance took a slight detour Wednesday...
Tags: Aramis Ramirez, Juan Pierre, Baseball, Nolan Ryan, Don Sutton
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