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Cubs Hammer Moyer, Start 2nd Half Out Right

Cubs 12, Phillies 6 Chicago -- The Cubs hitters started out the second half of 2010 the exact opposite way they played the first. After beng shutout to end the first half the oft offensively challenged Cubbies busted out the sticks against former Cub Jamie Moyer (9-9). He lasted only 3 innings after allowing 6 runs. On the opposite side Ryan Dempser (8-7) pitched brilliantly after allowing a two run shot to ...

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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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Cubs Sweep D-Backs in Desert

Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 Phoenix -- Rookie SS Starlin Castro led the Cubs with a 2-run single in the 5th as the Cubs swept the Diamondbacks in Arizona for the first time ever in 16 tries. Aramis Ramirez continued his climb back towards .200 with 2 more hits and a 3 run homer in the ninth, his third of the series. Ryan Dempster (7-7) labored through 5 innings to get the win over Edwin Jackson (6-7). The Cubs r ...

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Ramirez Powers Cubs Past D-Backs

Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4 Phoenix -- Aramis Ramirez didn't look like someone hitting under .200 tonight in the desert as he launched two home runs and drove in four as the Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks for the second time in as many days. This secures a series win for the Cubs, which is their first on the road since facing off against Texas May 21-2 Carlos Silva (9-2) finally got back into the win column for ...

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Cubs Win Opener in Desert

Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 4 Phoenix -- It wasn't a pretty performance, but a combined 6 Cubs pitchers held the D-Backs at bay while the offense helped the Cubs cruise to a series opening win in Arizona. Kosuke Fukodome led off the game with his seventh long ball of the season and Alfonso Soriano added a pinch-hit two run shot in the 9th, his 14th. This was the first series opener the Cubs had won since the Dodge ...

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Lincoln Earns 1st ML Win as Bucs Drop Cubs Again

Pirates 2, Cubs 0 Chicago -- Pirates Prized Rookie Brad Lincoln (1-2) earned his first Major League win with 7 stellar shutout innings against the hapless Cub bats. For the sixth time in 11 tries the Cubs have scored one run or less and dropped their fourth series in a row. Andrew Cashner (0-3) suffered his 3rd loss in relief in a week as once again the Cubs defense failed again. Aramis Ramirez's fielding e ...

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Soriano’s Two Blasts Lift Cubs

Cubs 3, Pirates 1 Chicago -- Alfonso Soriano provided all the offense Ted Lilly (3-6) with two solo home runs off Pirates starter Jeff Karstens (2-3). It was Soriano's second multi-homer game of the season. Lilly stifled the Pirates going 7 innings allowing just a solo home run to Ryan Doumit in the 5th. Carlos Marmol pitched a perfect 9th for his 14th save of the season. Koyie Hill added a pair of doubles ...

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Cubs Bats Fail Again, Waste Quality Start from Wells

Pirates 2, Cubs 1 Chicago -- On a touching night to honor Cub legend Ron Santo's 50 years in baseball the Cubs left 7 on base and lost to the Pirates for the 8th time in 10 tries this season. Paul Malhom (5-6) handcuffed the Cubs for 8 innings allowing just one run on 7 hits. Randy Wells held the Pirates to just one over 6 innings allowing only 3 hits. Andrew Cashner suffered his second loss in 3 days after ...

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Colvin Powers Cubs, Snap Sox’s Streak

Cubs 8, White Sox 6 Chicago -- Tyler Colvin fueled the Cubs offense today with 3 hits and driving in 4 runs, including a 3-run homer, to snap the White Sox 11 game win streak in the series finale at U.S. Cellular Field. Ryan Dempster (6-6) bested lefty John Danks (7-6). The Cubs trailed early after Carlos Quentin singled in a pair in the first, but Covin answered with his 10th home fun of the year in the 3r ...

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