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Cubs Rally Late; Fall To Reds 5-3

Can it get any worse? The Chicago Cubs are playing uninspired baseball and are showing no signs of life despite the injection of youth in the form of Starlin Castro. The Cubs were being no hit by rookie Mike Leake (3-0) until the 6th. Castro beat out an infield single to break up the no hit bid. Up 2-0 in the 7th, Leake threw a wild pitch to Tyler Colvin which allowed Marlon Byrd to score the 1st Cubs run. ...

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Lilly And Zambrano Dazzle In Debuts As Cubs Win 5-1

Ted Lilly was activated off of the disabled list on Saturday. Lilly gave the already stacked Cubs' starting rotation a boost.  In order to activate Lilly, Chicago decided to option Jeff Samardzija to AAA Iowa. It appears that Samardzija's act has finally grown tired with Lou Piniella. Samardzija surrendered 11 runs (7 earned) in 3.1 innings pitched in a limited role. Samardzija has been mishandled by the fr ...

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The Game That Got Away

With the wind howling out, the Cubs sent their ace to the mound in hopes of sweeping the Brewers out of town. The brooms weren't needed unfortunately due to yet another bullpen collapse. Carlos Zambrano (1-1) had a relatively short outing due to the combination of a high pitch count and what appeared to be forearm cramping. Big Z continued to be inconsistent allowing 4 (3 earned) runs while walking 3 and st ...

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