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Tribune staff reporterAfter losing a heartbreaker in the opener of a doubleheader with Pittsburgh on Friday, the Cubs thought they'd hit a low point in the 2004 season. Rob Mackowiak's two-out grand slam off Joe Borowski capped a five-run ninth inning that gave the Pirates...
Tags: Glendon Rusch, Rey Ordonez, Redman, Abraham Nunez, Sports
Tribune staff reporterKyle Farnsworth had nothing to say Sunday after losing both his control and a ballgame in one fell swoop. There was really nothing for Farnsworth to talk about after walking the bases loaded and serving up a 372-foot, game-winning single to Scott Rolen...
Tribune staff reporterAramis Ramirez put on a one-man show Thursday night in Cincinnati, moving alongside Ron Santo in the Cubs' record book while keeping the club on San Francisco's heels in perhaps the wildest wild-card playoff race ever. Ramirez went 4-for-5 with three...
Tags: Baseball, Sean Casey, Kerry Wood, Sports, Felipe Lopez
Special to the TribuneSometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. Friday, the Cubs did both. They beat Colorado 10-3 with a rare offensive explosion, but they may have lost pitcher Mark Prior for at least two months after a Brad Hawpe line drive smacked him on his right...
Tribune staff reporterEven in a relatively non-eventful game like Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over San Diego, the Cubs can't seem to dodge controversy. On a day when Carlos Zambrano returned from his suspension and Kerry Wood and LaTroy Hawkins had their appeals heard,...
Tags: Baseball, Rod Beck, Sports, Kerry Wood, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterCubs closer LaTroy Hawkins went down kicking and screaming Tuesday afternoon after imploding in the ninth inning of a devastating 11-8 loss to St. Louis at Wrigley Field. Manager Dusty Baker and four of his coaches were needed to restrain the enraged...
Tags: Glendon Rusch, Ray Lankford, Jim Edmonds, Matt Morris, Sports
Tribune staff reporterEsteban Loaiza wasn't himself before Tuesday night's game. He was sweating and spitting up. "Don't be surprised if I throw up on the mound," Loaiza told White Sox radio analyst Ed Farmer less than an hour before the game. Perhaps that explains why...
Tags: Carlos Lee, Torii Hunter, Shannon Stewart, Jon Garland, Sports
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano was glad he was in the visitors dugout at PNC Park when Sammy Sosa make a game-saving catch in the eighth inning of an electrifying 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Zambrano jumped so high he was afraid he would hurt...
Tribune staff reporterA couple of hours before one of the wildest Cubs games of the season, manager Dusty Baker was discussing the difficulties of playing in the launching pad known as Coors Field. "This is the toughest place in baseball to manage," Baker said. "Some of the...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux has said all along that getting the Cubs into the postseason was more important than going for his 300th win. Sunday he proved those weren't empty words. On an electric day at Wrigley Field, Maddux's attempt to reach a coveted milestone...
Tribune staff reporterThe belief that strike zones tend to shrink and expand depending on the stature of the player involved in the matchup was tested again Wednesday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs dropped another one-run decision with a 3-2 loss to Houston before 39,326 in a...
Tags: Carlos Beltran, Baseball, Houston Astros, Sports, Matt Clement
Tribune staff reporterIt took Cubs manager Dusty Baker fewer than 12 seasons to garner 1,000 career victories, a milestone he reached Monday night with a 5-2 win over Montreal at Olympic Stadium. "It's special, because not everybody gets to 1,000," Baker said. "It lets you...
Tags: Tom Goodwin, Baseball, Brian Schneider, Paul Bako, John Burkett
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