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Recap: Detroit vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero each hit a three-run homer as the Chicago Cubs routed the Detroit Tigers, 12-3, in the finale of a two-game set at Comerica Park. Jake Arrieta (6-4) was solid on the mound for Chicago, allowing three runs with eight strikeouts over six innings. Anthony Rizzo knocked in two runs for the Cubs, who wrapped up a nine-game...

Cubs ink Rafael Soriano to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs and free-agent reliever Rafael Soriano agreed to terms on a minor league contract Tuesday. Soriano spent the past two seasons as the closer for the Washington Nationals, recording 75 saves. He was 4-1 with 32 saves and a 3.19 ERA in 2014. The 35-year-old right-hander has a career record of 22-28 with 207 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 585...

Recap: Detroit vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Anibal Sanchez ended a two-start losing streak with 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Detroit Tigers downed the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in the opener of a two-game set. Sanchez (4-7) struck out seven and scattered six hits and two walks to help the Tigers win a third straight game. Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a walk, RBI and run scored in the win, while Ian...

Cubs activate OF Denorfia

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Chris Denorfia from the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Nationals. Denorfia, 34, has had two separate stints on the DL with hamstring issues. In 12 games between trips to the DL, he batted 9-for-21 and played all three outfield positions. To make room for Denorfia on the active roster,...

Recap: Washington vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Danny Espinosa hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals topped the Chicago Cubs 7-5 in the second of a four- game set on Friday. Wilson Ramos supplied two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Ian Desmond and Espinosa each scored twice for the Nationals, who ended a three-game skid. "Nice job through the lineup tonight," Washington manager...

Cubs' Junior Lake Homers, Then Taunts Marlins

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 6 months ago
Down 6-1 in the sixth inning, Cubs right fielder Junior Lake blasted a home run deep to left field. Filling in for an injured Jorge Soler, the unassuming batter flipped his bat a bit much and trotted around the bases to collect his run.  However, as he rounded third and headed for home, he glared over at the Marlins dugout and brought his finger to his mouth, indicating...

Cubs' Bryant named NL Rookie of the Month

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was named the National League Rookie of the Month on Wednesday. Bryant led all rookies with 22 RBI and 20 runs scored during his first full month in the majors. He batted .265 and was second among all rookies with seven home runs, a .365 on-base percentage, a .510 slugging percentage and 52 total bases in 28 games...

Cubs place OF Soler on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cubs placed outfielder Jorge Soler on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain on Wednesday. The 23-year-old hurt his ankle running to first base in Monday's win over the Miami Marlins. He stayed in the game and finished 0-for-4, then sat out Tuesday's matchup. In 49 games this season, Soler is batting .265 with four home runs and leads all...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Scherzer outdueled Jon Lester, Bryce Harper smacked a solo homer and the Washington Nationals blanked the Chicago Cubs 3-0 in the rubber match of a three-game set. Scherzer (6-3) and Lester (4-3), two of the most coveted free agents this past offseason, combined to strike out 23 batters. Scherzer fanned 13, scattered five hits and walked just one...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Addison Russell doubled home Jonathan Herrera in the bottom of the ninth as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Herrera reached on a fielder's choice and an error off Matt Grace (2-1), and Russell ripped a 1-0 changeup into the left-center gap for the win. Hector Rondon (3-0) earned the win for a scoreless ninth...