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St. Louis Cardinals plunk Anthony Rizzo in first at bat

The St. Louis Cardinals were not happy that Tommy Pham was hit by a pitch late in Tuesday's game. The Cardinals went on to win the game and prevented the Chicago Cubs from clinching the NL Central for another day but they didn't forget. Pham expressed his displeasure with the play and he seems to be just an overall angry guy these days. But in the first inning of Wednesday's game, the Cardinals retaliated. ...

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Cardinals beat writers are mad at Anthony Rizzo

The Chicago Cubs just finished a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals to keep their lead in the NL Central and drop their rivals to third place and 6 games back with just 13 to play. It was a fantastic series for the Cubs overall who got good starting pitching and saw their lineup produce runs. The sweep was the second at home for the Cubs against the Cardinals this season, capping off the series wit ...

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Chicago Cubs hype video for Game 3 of the NLDS

The Chicago Cubs are coming off a big game two win in St. Louis and have the chance to grab control of the series at Wrigley Field. With their ace Jake Arrieta on the mound, the atmosphere will be incredible at Wrigley. Watch this awesome hype video done by YouTube user Trevor Vallese to get you hyped up for Monday's game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_B-w8IJZE ...

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Chicago Cubs: One road trip to rule them all

If the Chicago Cubs have any real thoughts of making a run at the NL Central division title --a long shot on a good day-- then it has to start today (Labor Day) when they open up a three-game series in St. Louis against the rival Cardinals, who just lost two-of-three to the Pittsburgh Pirates at home, meaning they aren't due to lose again until about October 1. The Cubs have their work cut out for them. Now ...

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Chicago Cubs: Five questions for the stretch run

Were it not for the gross uncertainty that a one-game wildcard playoff presents, the excitement around the 2015 Chicago Cubs would be astronomically higher. For as excited as Cubdom is over the explosive 76-57 record, there seems to be a slight hesitation to that excitement --a hesitation fueled by the uneasy thought that no matter how magical this run may be, it could all end, at the hands of the Pittsburg ...

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Chicago Cubs lose a heartbreaker; but something is brewing on the North Side

The Chicago Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night hurt. Like, a lot. The scene was perfectly set: starting pitcher (Jason Hammel) leaves the game in the first inning; big bad Michael Wacha takes a 4-0 lead; Anthony Rizzo gets the team fired up; the Cubs come storming back on Miguel Montero's three-run double; the Cubs win three of four, move within 6 1/2 of the division lead, and have some se ...

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Chicago Cubs have a chance to make the league (and St. Louis Cardinals) take notice

When the Chicago Cubs begin their series tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals, Joe Maddon will assuredly say that the series is just like any other because that's what he's supposed to say. But if there was ever a series that mattered to a season, this upcoming four-game series with the Cardinals is it. The fact that the Cubs currently sit 8 1/2 games out of the National League Central is only part of the e ...

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Chicago Cubs offensive struggles and the road to relevancy

Six days ago, the Chicago Cubs were 39-30, had just slain the two-headed monster of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles Dodger and had many asking if, just maybe, the Cubs' above-average performance was just early rumblings of a team that even perpetual optimists were undervaluing. That was six days ago. Today, the Cubs sit at 39-35, limping out of St. Louis after a three game sweep at the h ...

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Chicago Cubs to open up 2015 season vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs fans will their first chance to see the 2015 team in action at home on April 6, as the team will host the St.Louis Cardinals on Opening Day, according to a release by the team. This will be the first time in a few years the Cubs will open up the season at home. With the future already invading Wrigley Field, 2015 should be a fun year for the Cubs. What better way to open up the season against a ...

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St. Louis 10 Cubs 6

  It didn't take long for the stands at Wrigley to clear after this one.   CHICAGO- Sometimes having momentum on your side just isn't enough in the game of baseball. That statement held true for the Cubs tonight as they just couldn't stop the red hot St. Louis Cardinals starting line up. Travis Wood was almost powerless against Yadier Molina and company as he gave up 3 runs and 11 hits in just 5.2 ...

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