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Chicago Tribune 8 hours ago

Justin Ruggiano could be headed for disabled list

After hitting homer in 6th of 2nd straight 2-RBI game, Cubs outfielder strains left hamstring and has to leave game in 9thThree innings after hitting his first home run for the Cubs, right fielder Justin Ruggiano might be headed to the 15-day disabled list.
Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN Chicago 11 hours ago

Ruggiano to get MRI on hamstring

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will have an MRI on his left hamstring after injuring it while trying to catch what turned into a game-winning triple by Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill in the ninth inning of the Diamondbacks' 7-5 win on Wednesday. “Ruggiano is going to...
Chicago Sun-Times 5 hours ago
Jeff Samardzija still searching for elusive win

Jeff Samardzija still searching for elusive win

Jeff Samardzija hasn’t won a game this season, despite a 1.53 ERA. He was in line for the victory Wednesday, which would have ended a stretch of 10 winless starts dating to his last victory on Aug. 24. But the Cubs’ bullpen blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning and lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5. Samardzija has three no-decisions and two losses, one in which the Cubs were shut out and another in which he had one run of support as the defense gave up...
Rotoworld 11 hours ago

Samardzija takes no-decision vs. D'Backs - Jeff Samardzija (S) Chicago Cubs

Jeff Samardzija yielded just two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Rotoworld 11 hours ago
Strop allows four runs in Cubs' loss to ARI - Pedro Strop (R) Chicago Cubs

Strop allows four runs in Cubs' loss to ARI - Pedro Strop (R) Chicago Cubs

Pedro Strop gave up four runs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday as the Cubs fell to the Diamondbacks.

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Northwest Herald 16 hours ago

Photos: Wrigley at 100

Photos celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field
Chicago Tribune 17 hours ago

Tony Gwynn undergoing cancer treatments

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has been on leave from San Diego State, where he coaches the school's baseball team, for much of the season because of ongoing cancer treatments.

Wrigley at 100: Still waiting for a title

CHICAGO -- As baseball and Chicago dignitaries line up for Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, there’s one undeniable aspect that can’t be avoided: One of the most iconic stadiums in sports has never housed a championship. The Cubs last won one 105 years ago at West Side Park, before Wrigley Field was built. “That’s not what I’m thinking when I think about [Wednesday],” Cubs president Theo Epstein said.
Northwest Herald 19 hours ago

Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories

CHICAGO – Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:
Northwest Herald Apr 23, 2014

Hammel, Olt lead Cubs past D'backs

CHICAGO – Jason Hammel is certain the Cubs are better than their record so far.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 23, 2014

Memories Wrigley evokes are special, but the old ballyard is the real star

When I think of Wrigley Field being 100 years old, a few things jump to mind. First, bizarrely, there is Ronnie ‘‘Woo’’ Wickers. This must be because I was sitting in the left-field bleachers many years ago — like, 43 years ago — and there was this insane ‘‘Woo!’’ coming from some wandering dude after every Cubs player’s name he hollered. ‘‘Santo, woo!’’ ‘‘Beckert, woo!’’ ‘‘Hundley, Woo!’’ Stuck in there like a bat...
Chicago Tribune Apr 23, 2014

Cubs' Olt ready for more playing time

It might be the first breakaway from the platoon system, but Mike Olt’s performance Tuesday night earned him another start at third base and perhaps for an extended period.

Cubs' Olt ready for more playing time

It might be the first breakaway from the platoon system, but Mike Olt’s performance Tuesday night earned him another start at third base and perhaps for an extended period.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 23, 2014

Wrigley Field: It started as Weeghman Field

It was amid some fanfare on March 4, 1914, that ground was broken at Clark and Addison streets on what would become Wrigley Field. Moving-picture crews, a band, reporters, photographers, dignitaries and from 2,000 to 4,000 people attended the ceremony according to various newspaper reports. Mayor Carter Harrison Jr. was supposed to be there, but he didn’t show — holding up the ceremony for a half-hour. When Charles Weeghman, the Chicago Federal League owner who...

Olt due for more playing time

CHICAGO -- After taking over the team lead in home runs (4) and tying for RBIs (9), Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt might finally be given the chance to play more -- or at least he will Wednesday after helping the Cubs to a 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. "We talked about him gradually getting into that role," manager Rick Renteria said after the game. "Will I play him again tomorrow? Yes." That's good news for fans of Olt who have seen him go to the bench too often this month even after hitting home runs.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 22, 2014

Mike Olt making case to stay at 3B as Cubs hammer D-Backs

Time to start up the calls again for Mike Olt to be the Cubs’ everyday third baseman. Olt hit another opposite-field home run to put some distance on a close game as the Cubs went on to beat the reeling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-2 Tuesday night at Wrigley Field – giving the Cubs back-to-back victories for the first time since Sept. 9-10. Olt, the former first-round pick acquired from Texas in the Matt Garza trade last July, has shared time at third base all month...

Rapid Reaction: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2

CHICAGO -– The Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 9-2 on Tuesday night to take the first two games of the series. Here’s a quick look: How it happened: Mike Olt broke open a close contest with a three-run home run in the fifth inning while Jason Hammel threw seven solid as the Cubs handed the Diamondbacks their 18th loss of the month. Nate Schierholtz drove in the first two runs of the game with an RBI single in the third inning and a sacrifice fly in the fourth before Olt hit his fourth home run of the year.

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