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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...
Tribune staff reporterWith a sellout crowd of 39,078 on its feet and screaming, Derrek Lee came up with the biggest clutch hit of the season Saturday, capping a perfect afternoon at Wrigley Field. Lee's three-run, eighth-inning double off Florida reliever Rudy Seanez gave the...
Tribune staff reporterMark Prior has no answers for the inconsistency that has plagued him this season, and Dusty Baker isn't sure what's ailing Prior either. But after Prior suffered through a rough outing in an 8-6 loss to San Diego, the questions are sure to continue....
Tags: Baseball, Terrence Long, Chicago Cubs, Moises Alou, Derrek Lee
Tribune staff reporterWhen TV cameras caught Kyle Farnsworth chewing on his fingernails in the Cubs' dugout after his ineffective appearance in Sunday's 8-5 loss to Los Angeles, it was an apt metaphor for the state of the team's bullpen. The NL West-leading Dodgers bounced...
Tribune staff reporterIt's times like these when the Cubs are glad there's a mute button on the remote control. Mark Prior's poor first inning and an offensive no-show Tuesday night led to an 8-0 loss to Montreal before 7,162 casual observers at Olympic Stadium. The Cubs are...
Tribune staff reporterOn paper, the remaining schedule seems to favor the Cubs in their three-team battle for the National League wild-card playoff berth. On the field, where it actually counts, that could be quite another matter. Victor Santos and the sub-.500 Milwaukee...
Tribune staff reporterIn a season during which breathing has never been easy, the Cubs are finally in a good position to separate themselves from the pack in the National League wild-card race. They swept Colorado for the first time in Coors Field on Thursday after a 5-1...
Tribune staff reporterWhen Florida manager Jack McKeon walked up to Cubs general manager Jim Hendry to say hello before Friday's doubleheader at Wrigley Field, he made a simple request. "Take it easy on us today, would you?" McKeon said. Hendry laughed, knowing the defending...
Associated PressPlayers who homered twice in one inning with team, date and inning: American Association Ed Cartwright, St. Louis, Sept. 23, 1890, third. Players League Lou Bierbauer, Brooklyn, July 12, 1890, third. National League Charles Jones, Boston Braves, June...
Special to the TribuneRound 2 went to Roy Oswalt. Houston's starting pitcher survived two home runs and a poke in the leg from the avenging Cubs. And he came out the winner in this bout between struggling heavyweights. The final score was Houston 15, Cubs 7 on a Wrigley...
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano tried to choose his words carefully Saturday at Wrigley Field, but he couldn't help but wonder what might have happened if Roger Clemens hadn't been the opposing pitcher. The Cubs dropped another one-run game in a 7-6 loss to Houston...
Tags: Baseball, Michael Barrett, Chicago Cubs, Derrek Lee, Kerry Wood
Tribune staff reporterAs a five-team scramble for the National League wild-card playoff spot begins the season's final month, every player knows there's little margin for error. "It's going to bring out the best and worst in somebody," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said...
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