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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 reporterThis is Dusty Baker's favorite time of the year. "When the weather gets hot like it has been, then it's hitting time," the Cubs manager said. What he saw Monday night was his players whacking a season-high five home runs, including a pair each by Derrek...
Tags: Crimes, Chicago Cubs, National League, Todd Walker, Felipe Lopez
Tribune staff reporterWhat happened Wednesday afternoon was, in a very stark way, a dark reminder of what this Cubs season could have been. The 7-0 thrashing the Dodgers inflicted was, in its incompetence, also a vivid reminder of the importance of what happened Wednesday...
Tribune staff reporterAs far as the White Sox were concerned Thursday, it's time to move on after their 7-6 interleague loss enabled Pittsburgh to snap a franchise record 13-game losing streak. But there was just one lingering issue before the Sox departed for Wrigley Field...
Tribune staff reporterImagine Kerry Wood and Mark Prior coming back to the Cubs at the end of May and discovering there's no room in the rotation. While that's an unlikely scenario, rookie left-hander Sean Marshall doesn't look like a guy simply making a cameo appearance...
Tribune staff reporterDusty Baker's mood changed from sweet to sour in a few hours' time Monday. Though he didn't explode in his office after watching the Cubs go down 4-0 to Atlanta, Baker definitely looked like he was at the end of a slow-burning fuse. "We had a couple...
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...
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: Crimes, Daryle Ward, Piracy, Craig Wilson, Chicago Cubs
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 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 reporterIt doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the Cubs are lacking when it comes to putting together a prolonged hot streak. But trying to put a finger on what exactly is ailing the club is a question best left for Rhodes scholars. The Cubs blew...
Tribune staff reporterWith the pressure off and the focus of the city squarely on the White Sox, the Cubs suddenly are looking like world-beaters. A 6-3 victory Tuesday night at Milwaukee, coming on the heels of an 8-3 homestand, helped relax a clubhouse that was anything but...
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