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Jon Lester Finally Gets First Career Hit

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Everybody knows that pitchers don’t hit well. But Jon Lester really did not for his entire career up until last night. After going hitless in his previous 66 at-bats, Lester laced a single off of former teammate John Lackey. The grounder ricocheted off of him and slowly rolled towards the shortstop. However, Lester ran in easily to first base to collect his first hit in 270 career games....

Anthony Rizzo Avoids Tag With Impressive Move

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 4 weeks ago
Stealing any base, especially third, is extremely difficult in the MLB because of the power and accuracy of catchers behind the plate. As Anthony Rizzo headed to third base on a steal attempt, Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki delivered a perfect throw to Daniel Murphy covering third base. In perfect position to tag Rizzo out, the Cubs star simply defied all odds, jumping out of his slide to avoid the...

Recap: NY Mets vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Hendricks tossed six shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs blanked the New York Mets 1-0 in the opener of a three- game set. Hendricks (3-4) struck out six, scattered three hits and walked one for the Cubs, who snapped a five-game skid. Their 19 one-run wins this season are the most in MLB. "A 1-0 win is always pretty spectacular, but we still have...

Cubs put Wada back on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs have placed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled for the second time this season, with the left-hander now dealing with shoulder inflammation. Additionally, reliever Neil Ramirez was activated from the 15-day DL and will be available for Sunday's game against St. Louis. Wada missed his scheduled start Saturday against the...

Recap: St. Louis vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Kolten Wong, Matt Carpenter and Xavier Scruggs each knocked in two runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-1 on Saturday for their 50th win of the season. Scruggs had three hits for the MLB-leading Cardinals, who have won five in a row to improve to 50-24, including 28-7 at home. They won the first game of this series 3-2 on Friday in 10...

Los Angeles Dodgers (40-33) at Chicago Cubs (39-31), 2:20 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Jon Lester tries for his first win in seven starts on Thursday when the Chicago Cubs close out a four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Lester has lost his last three decisions, but hasn't allowed more than a run in either of his last two starts and hasn't picked up a decision in either. He was solid on Saturday in Minnesota, as he yielded a run...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Frias threw five scoreless innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 win over the Chicago Cubs and split of a four-game series. Frias (5-5) ended a four-start winless streak with five strikeouts and seven hits and three walks allowed in his five frames. The Dodgers used four relievers to throw an inning apiece to keep Chicago off the board....

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Turner smacked a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in the third of a four- game set. "Justin's been that guy that I've been able to put in all different spots in the order, play in a number of spots in the field, use him in different ways," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Adrian Gonzalez cracked a solo...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Denorfia drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second of a four-game set on Tuesday. Mike Baxter and Matt Szczur each singled and pinch-hitter Dexter Fowler worked a walk to load the bases off Joel Peralta (1-1) to start the 10th. Travis Wood came on to...

Los Angeles Dodgers (39-31) at Chicago Cubs (37-30), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Clayton Kershaw attempts to become the first Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher in 20 years to strike out at least 10 in four straight starts Monday night when his team opens a four-game set with Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The National League's reigning MVP and Cy Young Award winner was unable to get the win on Wednesday against Texas, as he allowed four runs (3 earned)...