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Tribune staff reporterFor those still counting and for those who believe it matters, the Cubs have won eight of their last 14 games. What really matters is that Carlos Zambrano has four of those eight victories during a career-high seven-game winning streak. He has become...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs had another team meeting before Monday night's 12-8 win over the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field, though manager Dusty Baker declined to reveal what was said. Whatever it was, there's no doubt Baker wasn't kicking them around. "I don't kick...
Tribune staff reporterCubs manager Dusty Baker recently spoke to his White Sox counterpart, Ozzie Guillen, about this weekend's series against the Detroit Tigers, the Sox's main rival in the American League Central. Baker wouldn't comment on what was said, but it's safe to...
Tribune staff reporterDusty Baker and Ozzie Guillen met behind home plate Sunday after the final out of the final game of the 2006 City Series, exchanging hugs and wishing each other good luck the rest of the way. After the Cubs knocked off the White Sox 15-11 at Wrigley...
Tags: Neifi Perez, Keith Foulke, Wrigley Field, Baseball, Juan Uribe
Tribune staff reporterSean Marshall admitted he was sweating a bit in the ninth inning Wednesday night in Minute Maid Park, but he was wasn't alone. With Ryan Dempster on the mound, the Cubs clinging to a one-run lead over Houston and the tying run on third base with one out,...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Maddux has proved he's weatherproof in the first week of the 2006 season, winning in arctic conditions in the home opener Friday and with the wind blowing out on a summerlike afternoon on Wednesday. In his final start before he turns 40 Friday,...
Tribune staff reporterThe more the Cubs struggle in the National League Central, the easier it is for players to tune out the media with iPods and video games. Manager Dusty Baker has no choice but to take the heat daily, and after the Cubs blew a two-run, 11th-inning lead...
Tags: John Belushi, National League, Gaming, Ryan Dempster, Derrek Lee
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano had no-hit stuff Tuesday night in Los Angeles, holding the Dodgers to one bloop double and striking out nine in a dominating eight-inning outing. But the Cubs' offense was shut down by Los Angeles starter Brad Penny, leaving Zambrano with...
Special to the TribuneIn the middle of the sixth inning at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, a cat went streaking from near the Blue Jays first-base dugout and past the Cubs dugout before it leaped into the stands near the Cubs bullpen. A repeat of that infamous day of Sept. 9,...
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs know deep down they no longer are considered realistic contenders for the Central Division title, and the St. Louis Cardinals are probably even more certain of that than the Cubs. But as the two longtime rivals met for the 2,161st time Friday...
Special to the TribuneA day off and a trade couldn't have come at a better time for the Cubs, a chance to lick their wounds and hope for better things. And, oh, those wounds are large after Sunday's 13-6 drubbing by Arizona that wasn't nearly as close as the score indicated...
Tribune staff reporterIf the Cubs can get back into the National League Central race this summer, they may have one team to thank for their turnaround: The White Sox. An 11-5 win over San Diego on Saturday night at Petco Park left the Cubs with an 11-3 record since May 22,...
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