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Ryan Sweeney Pushes the Cubs to Victory

  The Cubs were successful in taking two out of three from the Astros this weekend.   CHICAGO- While most Cubs fans were hoping that Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Alfonso Soriano would finally get the job done, it was Ryan Sweeney who caught everyone's attention today. In the Cubs 14-6 victory over the Houston Astros, Sweeney went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, six runs batted in and sc ...

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The Cubs Look To Take Two Of Three From the Astros

  Fans begin to file into the Wrigley Field bleachers.   CHICAGO- Today the Cubs have a chance to do something they haven't done in over a week, take two games in a three game series. Today the North Siders wrap up their weekend set with the Houston Astros. The Cubs won 3-1 on Friday behind stellar pitching from Matt Garza and just enough hitting from Anthony Rizzo, Darwin Barney and Scott Hairsto ...

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Silva Rights Ship as Cubs Down Astros

Cubs 5, Astros 2 Houston -- After lasting just 2 1/3 innings combined in his last two starts Carlos Silva (10-4) tossed five innings of one run baseball and won for just the second time in eight starts. Geovany Soto (who left after fouling a ball of his foot) started the double parade off Astros starter Wesley Wright (0-1) with a two run double in the 2nd. The Cubs hit five and all and never looked back. Al ...

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Cubs Squandered Opportunities Opens Door for Astros

Astros 4, Cubs 3 Chicago -- The Cubs stranded seven runners over three innings leading up to the Astros three run 12th that sealed the Cubs' fate. The Cubs had a runner at third with one out in the ninth, but Alfonso Soriano flied out to shallow center and Tyler Colvin struck out. They loaded the bases with one out in the 10th before a Kosuke Fukodome struck out and Geovany Soto flied to left and then in th ...

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Ramirez Blasts Cubs Past Astros

Cubs 14, Astros 7 Chicago -- On the day legendary manager Lou Piniella announced his retirement from baseball his team exploded from a 7-1 deficit to down the visiting Houston Astros. Aramis Ramirez single-handedly led the Cubs back with three homers and seven runs batted in. Derrek Lee added three RBI of his own. The Cubs fell behind early allowing four runs in the top of the 2nd. Three of them unearned af ...

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Silva Gets Shelled as Astros Slam Cubs

Astros 11, Cubs 6 Chicago -- Carlos Silva (9-4) lasted just 41 pitches over 1 inning allowing 5 runs on 7 hits with a pair of walks. After the top of the 1st it and unclimbable hill for the Cubs offense. The Cubs bullpen didn't fair much better as all 3 relievers allowed at least one run. Carlos Lee and Jason Castro led the charge against Silva. Lee hit a two run double in the first followed by a two run si ...

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Cubs Welcome Astros To Town

The Chicago Cubs hope to stay hot at home against the Astros. The Astros are struggling to say the least. The Cubs will look to win the series with hopes of sweeping the Astros, who have only 1 win on the 2010 campaign. Here's a look at this weekends pitching match ups - Friday 1:20 PM -  Cubs: Carlos Silva (0-0) vs Astros: Felipe Paulino (0-0) Silva had to remove himself from his season debut due to a shou ...

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