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The Cubs Offense Goes Dark As They Get Swept By The Dodgers

  The Dodgers celebrate after their victory today.   CHICAGO- The Dodgers didn't need Yasiel Puig today, they also didn't too much from their offense as one run on just two hits were enough to get the job done. The problem is that the Cubs were shutout for the second consecutive day. They haven't scored a run since Friday and have only scored six total runs in this series. The Cubs pitching staff ...

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The Cubs Look To Salvage Their Series With The Dodgers

  The Cubs are warming up before today's game.   CHICAGO- After a surprising west coast road trip a week and a half ago, the Cubs have fallen on hard times since returning home. They have lost six of their last seven and find themselves struggling to score runs again. Not helping matters is the fact that they have had to deal with Major League Baseball's hottest team. Enter the L.A. Dodgers, a tea ...

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Capuano, Dodgers break franchise road record in 3-0 shutout of Cubs

The Los Angeles Dodgers are winning, everywhere. The visiting club earned their 13th straight road victory today against the beloved Cubbies who recorded their 6th loss of their last 7.  Since the break the streaking Dodgers have found many ways to break the 89-year old record but today it was very much due to their arms. Chris Capuano spearheaded the mission against Chicago’s bats today, allowing just 6 hi ...

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Fundamentals absent in Cubs 6-2 loss to streaking Dodgers

It wasn’t that Dodgers southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu was unhittable. His stuff wasn’t particularly nasty or filthy. On the contrary, the Cubs' ability to drive in runners was. On a day where offense was plentiful, the Cubs fundamentals and sound defense weren’t.  In the first Adrian Gonzalez doubled on a fly to left center that Lake failed to get a jump on. Yasiel Puig did his duty knocking him in with a single to ...

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Remembering the Ted Lilly Era

Yesterday's trade of Ted Lilly to the Los Angeles Dodgers marked the end of an era. While the past three and a half seasons are hardly going to be primarily remembered for Ted Lilly's exploits, his time here perfectly encapsulates the Cubs' latest attempt at winning a World Series. The Cubs' latest World Series window opened when he arrived in 2007, and officially closed with his departure in 2010 (though I ...

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White Sox Rumor Central

3:24 PM CST - Sox offered Jackson and Flowers, Nationals wanted Jackson and Viciedo.  3 months of Dunn is not greater than 10+ years of Viciedo. 3:21 PM CST - Deal appears officially dead.  Ozzie said, "I'm glad Jackson is here, I think he is excited. He doesn't have any pressure on him." 3:16 - Trades now starting to roll in left and right.  Will Ohman, Ramon Ramirez, Rick Ankiel, Kyle Farnsworth, Octavio ...

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Cubs Bring Sticks, Gorzelanny Shuts Down Dodgers

Cubs 7, Dodgers 3 Los Angeles -- The Cubs scored early and often jumping out to a six-run lead and never looked back. The Cubs chased Dodger starter John Ely (4-7) after just 2 1/3 innings while Tom Gorzelanny (4-5) cruised through 6 innings allowing just 2 runs (1 earned) to earn his 2nd win in 3 starts since joining the rotation after a month in the pen. Geovany Soto led the charge for the Cubs with a two ...

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Comeback Falls Short as Cubs Drop Second Straight in LA

Dodgers 9, Cubs 7 Los Angeles -- Russell Martin hit a three-run blast off Ted Lilly (3-8) in the 2nd and the Dodger bats never looked back. The Dodgers tagged Lilly for 7 runs in just 3 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the season. Casey Blake and Andre Ethier also drove ina pair of runs in support of Chad Billingsley (7-4) who earned the win going 7 plus innings allowing 4 runs with 9 strikeouts. The Cubs ...

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