5/23/2013 | Cubs, affiliates to raise money for tornado victims
Double-A Tennessee will join outfielder Ty Wright in his efforts to raise funds for the victims. The Smokies will hold several events throughout the current homestand with proceeds going to the American Red Cross relief efforts for the Oklahoma tornado victims.
5/23/2013 | Jackson roughed up early, Cubs fall to Pirates
Right-hander Edwin Jackson was limited to three innings before rain intervened and delayed the Cubs' game against the Pirates nearly two hours. Pittsburgh had scored all it needed by then, as Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of RBI singles to lead the Pirates to a 4-2 victory over Chicago at PNC Park on Thursday.
5/23/2013 | Mounting losses gnawing at Soriano
If Cubs fans think it's tough to deal with the team's losses, it's even harder on the players. On Thursday, Alfonso Soriano was still bothered by Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Pirates.
5/23/2013 | Cubs starters solid, but offense can't get key hits
The Cubs are wasting good starting pitching and manager Dale Sveum said he may abandon his lineup platoon against left-handed starters to try and shake things up.
5/23/2013 | Cubs struggling against left-handed pitchers
Entering Thursday, the Cubs had a .232 batting average against left-handed pitchers, and they are 4-10 when a southpaw starts against them. They can watch video, but there is only one left-handed batting practice option in bullpen coach Lester Strode.
5/22/2013 | Cubs hope to rebound vs. Bucs behind Jackson
In Thursday's series finale, Edwin Jackson will lead the Cubs against the Pirates, who will turn to Jeanmar Gomez in his fifth start since joining Pittsburgh's rotation on May 1.
5/22/2013 | Samardzija stellar, but bats silent vs. Pirates
Jeff Samardzija was the winning pitcher April 1 at PNC Park, but Garrett Jones smacked an RBI single in the first inning Wednesday to back Francisco Liriano and lift the Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Cubs.
5/22/2013 | Cubs' May RBI leader(s): the pitching staff
Cubs pitchers combined for 13 RBIs in May and were batting .316 (12-for-38) with two home runs for the month entering Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
5/22/2013 | Cubs executives visit potential Draft pick Gray
The Cubs are finalizing prep work for the First-Year Player Draft, to be held June 6, and Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, led a group of front office executives to Oklahoma to meet Wednesday with right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray.
5/22/2013 | Barney hitting harder following midnight chat with Sveum
Darwin Barney matched his career high with four hits Tuesday, and he was batting .440 in his last seven games. The difference may have been a talk with Cubs manager Dale Sveum that lasted well into the early morning.
5/22/2013 | Cubs place righty Camp on DL, recall Dolis
The Cubs placed Shawn Camp on the disabled list because of a sprained right big toe on Wednesday, the day after the right-hander served up a winning grand slam to the Pirates. The Cubs recalled right-hander Rafael Dolis.
5/22/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 22
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/21/2013 | Samardzija hopes to extend domination of Bucs
On Wednesday, the Cubs send Jeff Samardzija to the hill at PNC Park. The righty owns a 0.92 career ERA against the Bucs in 14 outings. The Pirates counter with Francisco Liriano, who has notched two solid starts since his return from the DL.
5/21/2013 | Bullpen spoils Garza's stellar 2013 debut
Matt Garza nearly lived up to the pre-game hype, but Travis Snider spoiled his return with a pinch-hit grand slam in the sixth off Shawn Camp to lift the Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Cubs.
5/21/2013 | Cubs prioritize Vitters' development over Stewart
Luis Valbuena has been the Cubs' primary third baseman this season, but the club also has Ian Stewart and Josh Vitters in its farm system. According to manager Dale Sveum, developing prospect Vitters is the team's top priority.
5/21/2013 | Cubs claim Sanchez off waivers from Cards
The Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals and assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.
5/21/2013 | Wood, Lockhart representing Cubs at Draft
Kerry Wood will be one of the Cubs' representatives at the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, to be held June 6 at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J.
5/21/2013 | Baseball dignitaries will represent at '13 Draft
A star-studded cast of accomplished baseball legends will be on hand for the first day of the First-Year Player Draft on June 6, as the league welcomes its next crop of top prospects.
5/21/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 21
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/20/2013 | At Triple-A Iowa, Stewart contemplating future
Ian Stewart isn't where he expected to be, but he is trying to make the most of his situation with Triple-A Iowa.
5/20/2013 | Man spills beer on wife, who reciprocates in kind
You never know where a home run ball will land. Sometimes you catch them and sometimes they hit you square in the face. So, if you're at the game with your wife, you should protect her from these flying projectiles -- but please, do not spill her beer in the process.
5/19/2013 | Cubs put shift to good use against Ankiel
If you thought the Cubs were playing without a third baseman at times during Saturday's win over the Mets, you wouldn't be entirely off base. The defensive shifts that Dale Sveum and his staff like to employ have been on display this weekend when New York outfielder Rick Ankiel comes to bat.
5/19/2013 | Garza excited, not nervous, about first start of 2013
Right-hander Matt Garza, who last toed a Major League rubber 10 months ago, gets the start in Tuesday's series opener at PNC Park against Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.
5/19/2013 | Cubs helped, hurt by homers in loss to Mets
Travis Wood turned in another quality start and contributed a two-run homer, but he surrendered a game-tying two-run homer to Juan Lagares with two outs in the seventh before reliever Kyuji Fujikawa gave up the game-winning homer to Daniel Murphy in the eighth.
5/19/2013 | Rizzo reaping rewards of getting back to roots
Anthony Rizzo entered Sunday's series finale against the Mets having not struck out in his last 39 at-bats, though that streak was snapped in the first inning. It was the second longest in the Majors behind that of San Francisco's Hunter Pence (40).
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