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Cubs win ‘Tarpgate’ game, but fall in nightcap 5-3

Chicago Sun-Times - It took another seven-plus hours Thursday – including nearly two more hours of...
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Cubs get win they had, then lose

Daily Herald The long strange trip that was the Cubs-Giants series finally ended Thursday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had to wait two days, but they finally prevailed in the resumption of Tuesday's suspended...
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Spellman's Scorecard: Yes, it's just preseason, but still ...

Daily Herald It's the Bears' biggest game of the preseason. But it still won't mean much once the regular season rolls around.
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Sources: Cubs cut grounds crew’s hours to avoid paying health benefits

Chicago Sun-Times - Thanks a lot, Obama. Add the Affordable Care Act – or, specifically, the...
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Cubs place sore Edwin Jackson on DL

Chicago Sun-Times - It might have looked like adding injury to insult when the Cubs placed...
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The Cubs: A franchise stuck in the mud

Chicago Sun-Times - Why do we always pile on the Cubs with criticism? I believe it’s because...
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Jackson lands on DL; Cubs to 'assess and evaulate'

Daily Herald The Cubs placed beleaguered pitcher Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right-lat strain. Jackson, who is 6-14 with a 6.09 ERA, said he knows he must do better when he...
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Cubs prevail in suspended game

Daily Herald After delays totaling 6 hours and 31 minutes running from Tuesday to Thursday, the Cubs and San Francisco Giants finally finished their suepended game Thursday everning before the regularly...
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Castro sidelined by family emergency

Daily Herald The Cubs could be without all-star shortstop Starlin Castro for up to a week. Castro left the club Wednesday with what was described as a family emergency. It's likely the Cubs will put Castro on...
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Staffing issue may have been responsible for Cubs ‘tarp gate’

Chicago Sun-Times - A staffing decision by the Cubs’ stadium operations might have made as big a...
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Peavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs

Daily Herald Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a...
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Cubs all wet, win 2-0 after four-plus-hour rain delay

Chicago Sun-Times - Leave it to the Cubs to have a rain delay that winds up on Deadspin. As Tuesday...
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Giants win protest; rain-shortened game to resume

Daily Herald The San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. MLB ruled that tarp had...
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Giants protest Wrigley Field rainout

Daily Herald The San Francisco Giants have protested Tuesday night's rain-shortened loss to the Cubs, claiming the Wrigley Field grounds crew did not do all it could to get the field playable after brief but...
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Cubs all wet, stuck in fifth after tarp fiasco

Chicago Sun-Times - Leave it to the Cubs to have a rain delay that winds up on Deadspin. As Tuesday...
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Rain causes headaches in Cubs' opener with Giants

Daily Herald The Cubs have begun their run at being serious spoilers against teams from both the National and American Leagues. They took an early 2-0 lead against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night before...
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Veteran mentor is high on Cubs’ shopping list

Chicago Sun-Times - NEW YORK — By now, anybody who follows the Cubs has heard the front office’s...
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Rick Renteria: Savor these spoiler games

Chicago Sun-Times - Four years ago next month, Rick Renteria watched from the San Diego Padres’...
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Cubs' Szczur thrilled to be with big club

Daily Herald After a whirlwind weekend in New York, where he made his major-league debut, outfielder Matt Szczur settled in Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Szczur, a former college football player, says he's eager...
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Renteria says Cubs won’t shut down pitcher Jake Arrieta

Chicago Sun-Times - NEW YORK — A day after blindsiding his best pitcher by suggesting to the media...
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Blog Articles

Giants latest to find holes against Wood

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) — CHICAGO – Travis Wood isn’t following up his breakout 2013 season the way he planned. The Chicago Cubs left-hander tossed 200 innings and delivered a solid 3.11 ERA last year, but...
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Rapid Reaction: Giants 5, Cubs 3

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) — CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs dropped the nightcap of a doubleheader Thursday, missing out on a sweep in a 5-3 defeat by the San Francisco Giants. A quick look:How it happened: The Giants got...
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Turner gives intriguing glimpse

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) — CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have numerous arms they’d like to give starts to over the final six weeks of the season. Jacob Turner, at one time a top Detroit Tigers prospect, is one of...
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DL trip muddies Jackson's Cubs future

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) — CHICAGO – In a move that came as a bit of a surprise, the Chicago Cubs placed pitcher Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right lat strain. With Jackson’s...
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Rapid Reaction: Cubs 2, Giants 1

ESPN (Sahadev Sharma) — CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs finished off the San Francisco Giants on Thursday evening, scoring a 2-1 victory in a game that began, then was suspended, Tuesday night. Here's a quick look:How...
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Rizzo won't comment on suspended game

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Before Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was diplomatic about the notion the San Francisco Giants probably didn't get a fair...
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Jackson's starting role coming to a close?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The end of the line might be in sight for Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson's hopes of remaining a starter after his latest performance. He lasted only 2 2/3 innings against the San...
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Castro to go on bereavement list

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs expect shortstop Starlin Castro to go on the bereavement list as he tends to a death in his family in the Dominican Republic."It's a family tragedy, so we'll just take...
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Rapid Reaction: Giants 8, Cubs 3

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost to the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Wednesday night. Here's a quick look at the game.How it happened: Edwin Jackson gave up seven runs in the first three innings as...
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Hoyer: 'They get a fair shot now'

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- In an unusual twist, the Chicago Cubs advocated for their opponent as the San Francisco Giants were able to win a protest of Tuesday's game, which had originally been called after 4 1/2...
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Fan options for suspended game

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants will complete their suspended game from Tuesday night before their regularly scheduled game Thursday.The suspended game will begin at 4:05 p.m....
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Family emergency keeps Castro out

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants because of a family emergency, the club announced.Castro played in all...
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Szczur's skill set a need for winning team

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- There's still a place in baseball for the Matt Szczurs of the world, and as the Chicago Cubs look to become a contending team, he might become even more valuable."He's a guy I can use...
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Cubs-Giants delayed by rain

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants is being delayed in the fifth inning after a downpour due to unplayable field conditions. The rain came hard and fast as the...
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Cubs will play a part in playoff push

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- If the Chicago Cubs were in the pennant race, the final six weeks of the season would be chock-full of intense games. It will be anyway -- but only for the opponent, as everyone the...
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Podcast: Villanueva spells Cubs' names

ESPN (ESPNChicago.com) — Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Villanueva talks with ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers and tries to spell some of his new teammates' names, including outfielder Matt Szczur. Click here for more audio...
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Time to welcome Sosa back to Wrigley

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- It's time to bring Sammy Sosa back to Wrigley Field. Sosa's isolated status with the Chicago Cubs has been debated for years by fans and the media. But with the Cubs saluting the '90s...
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6th spot doesn't suit 'veteran' CF Alcantara

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- He was the first to come up among the top Chicago Cubs prospects so maybe it makes sense Arismendy Alcantara is the first to experience an extended slump as his batting average (.208)...
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Kris Bryant returns to I-Cubs lineup

ESPN (Staff) — Chicago Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant is back in the lineup for the Iowa Cubs after not starting the past two games with a left foot contusion.Bryant left Saturday's game early after suffering the...
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Chat alert: Jesse Rogers at noon CT

ESPN (Staff) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes your Cubs questions during a live chat at noon CT Tuesday. Click here to submit your questions.
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