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Tribune staff reporterThe "Cubbie swagger" Lou Piniella alluded to in spring training finally has arrived, though it's not the kind of in-your-face strutting one might expect from the hottest team in baseball. The Cubs are winning games quietly without drawing much...
Tribune staff reporterAfter Pirates left-hander Paul Maholm shut down the Cubs' offense Friday night for an 8-4 victory, manager Lou Piniella repeated his call for another right-handed hitter. "We talked about it before the ballgame," he said. "We need another right-handed...
Tags: Alfonso Soriano, Piracy, National League, Ronny Cedeno, Baseball
Tribune staff reporterThe seven home runs off three Cubs pitchers in Wednesday's 9-0 loss to Cincinnati traveled more than a half-mile and threatened to increase the hole in the ozone layer. Reds rookie first baseman Joey Votto smacked three home runs himself as Cincinnati...
Tribune staff reporterAfter escaping Philadelphia on Sunday with another extra-inning victory, Lou Piniella stated the obvious. "This is not the city of brotherly love for us," Piniella said. The Cubs beat the Phillies 6-5 in 10 innings for their third extra-inning victory...
Tribune staff reporterDipping into the Cubs bullpen is literally like picking your poison. No matter which way manager Lou Piniella goes, it somehow come back to bite him. The Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back from a three-run eighth-inning deficit Friday night, scoring...
Tribune staff reporterAlfonso Soriano hurt himself during a hop while catching a routine fly ball in the first inning Tuesday night at Wrigley Field and appears headed to the disabled list with more leg problems. Soriano was taken to Northwestern Memorial hospital for an...
Tribune staff reporterThe Los Angeles Dodgers found a way to beat the Cubs without even putting the bat on the ball in the 11th inning of their 2-1 victory Sunday at Dodger Stadium. "Oh, Lord," exasperated Cubs manager Lou Piniella said afterward. "Oh, Lord." In another game...
Tribune staff reporterThe first day of their Alfonso-free period didn't go smoothly for the Cubs, who failed to mount any offense Monday in a 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Astros. Eric Munson's two-out RBI single off Michael Wuertz won it as the Cubs struck out 13 times to tie...
Tags: Alfonso Soriano, Rich Hill, Houston Astros, Carlos Lee, Colorado
Tribune staff reporterA lingering storm delayed Greg Maddux's quest for his 3,000th strikeout for nearly three hours Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, but the inevitability of the milestone made thousands of fans wait patiently for a chance to witness a little history. After...
Tribune staff reporterDerrek Lee isn't thinking about it, and no one is saying he can keep it up the entire season. But after the first two months of 2005, Lee was the National League leader in batting average, home runs and RBIs, putting him on an early pace to become the...
Tribune staff reporterHall of Famer Luke Appling was nicknamed "Old Aches and Pains" while a member of the White Sox in the 1930s and 1940s. Kerry Wood, although only 28, has become the Cubs' version of "Aches and Pains" during an injury-plagued career. His latest setback...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux said he was seeing white spots as he began to wear down in the fifth inning of the Cubs' 9-6 loss to the Reds Thursday at uncomfortably hot Great American Ball Park. The 36,498 fans—many of whom were from Chicago—saw two errors, a costly balk...
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