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  1. Rapid Reaction: Marlins 6, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost a 6-2 decision to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Edwin Jackson was seeking his first victory since July 31. The 29-year-old starter was 0-3 with a 5.97 ERA in August. (Marlins start...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  2. Rizzo is bright spot in loss to Nats

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum made a key move before Wednesday's game by moving up struggling shortstop Starlin Castro and first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the top of the batting order. The move paid off, as Rizzo hit two home runs and ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Nationals 11, Cubs 6

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 11-6 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field: How it happened: Former Cub Scott Hairston hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the seventh inning off worn-out left-h...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  4. Rizzo, Castro still looking for answers

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The fate of the Chicago Cubs' future appears to rest for now on the shoulders of Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro. But the growth chart for both young players has been a slow and grinding process this season. Castro, a two-time All-Sta...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  5. Anthony Rizzo's production on the rise

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The 2013 season has had many twists and turns for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. After signing a seven-year $44 million deal earlier this season, Rizzo has struggled to stabilize his approach at the plate. Judging by his last...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7, D-backs 6 (12)

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- The Chicago Cubs blew a six-run lead but came back to knock off the Arizona Diamondbacks in 12 innings on Wednesday night. How it happened: Nate Schierholtz doubled in the winning run off of David Hernandez in the 12th inning, scoring A...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  7. Cubs' bats hitting new lows on homestand

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' offense has been unproductive all season but during this current seven-game homestand the bats have been more inept than usual. Cincinnati Reds starter Mike Leake and closer Aroldis Chapman held the Cubs to three hits...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  8. Rizzo can relate to pressure facing Bryant

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' newest poster child for stardom, third baseman Kris Bryant, will have to deal with many different pressures that come with high expectations. Bryant, the No. 2 overall pick out of the University of San Diego, is expec...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. Cubs suddenly winning with homers

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- On the surface the Chicago Cubs do not appear to be a home run-hitting team. Sure, they have home run hitters like Alfonso Soriano and Anthony Rizzo, but not many other Cubs position players appear to be a threat for the home run or sl...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  10. Rizzo's teammates happy for him

    Bruce Levine

    The news of Anthony Rizzo signing a seven-year, $41 million contract was received well by the Chicago Cubs first baseman's teammates. "His job should be easier now," Alfonso Soriano said. "He has the money now. He works hard and deserves it. Now ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  11. Samardzija not worried about contract

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- With Chicago Cubs core players Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo now signed to long-term contracts, will starter Jeff Samardzija be next on the list? Samardzija's agent Mark Rogers told ESPNChicago.com there is nothing to report on a pot...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Reds 6, Cubs 5

    Bruce Levine

    Let's take a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: The Cubs' three-run rally in the ninth inning fell short when Darwin Barney struck out with the bases loaded. Anthony Rizzo a...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  13. Despite average, Rizzo on pace for big year

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A slow start did not appear to impact the confidence of Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Despite a .224 batting average, Rizzo began the month of May among the lead leaders in home runs (8) and RBIs (20). Rizzo, working with m...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  14. Rizzo working to break out of slump

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- As he tries to battle through an early batting slump, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has gone back to the basics. A combination of video and cage work are part of his process as he works with the team's hitting coaches. "I...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  15. Anthony Rizzo takes his job seriously

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Signing autographs for 20 minutes before the game on Saturday? Just part of the responsibility of being a young Chicago Cubs leader, according to Anthony Rizzo. "Putting on this jersey with the nationwide fanfare we have is a big r...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  16. Rizzo heads to 2nd round with Team Italy

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will move on with Team Italy as they travel to Miami for round two of the World Baseball Classic. Rizzo was given the OK by the Cubs to play in his first international tournament before the ...

    Blog | March 10, 2013