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  1. Hoyer: 'They get a fair shot now'

    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 innings and declared a Cubs victory. "The idea of...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. Cubs' Wada making a pitch for 2015 rotation

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago Cubs will search for pitching this offseason, they may have found a couple of hurlers for their starting staff already. Rookie right-hander Kyle Hendricks is garnering most of the headlines -- as he should be -- but 34-ye...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Rockies 3, (F/16)

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in 16 innings on Tuesday night. Here's a quick look at a long game: How it happened: Starlin Castro drove home catcher-turned-relief pitcher John Baker with a sacrifice fly in the 16th to e...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. Cubs' Bonifacio keeping trade value high

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- With Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline approaching, the value of Chicago Cubs utility man Emilio Bonifacio may never be higher since he started the season as one of the hottest hitters in baseball. "I'm not focused on that," Bonifaci...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. Wada earns first career win -- at age 33

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- His age screams trade candidate, but his body of work is likely too small for the Chicago Cubs to move starter Tsuyoshi Wada by Thursday's trade deadline. So the 33-year-old will have to settle for his first career win and move on from the...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  6. Dallas Beeler impresses in debut

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If Chicago Cubs pitcher Dallas Beeler was nervous before or during his major league debut Saturday against the Washington Nationals he never showed it. Beeler, 25, threw 91 pitches in a six-inning stint, allowing just one unearned run -...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  7. Despite win, too little too late for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs catcher John Baker was asked if he wishes this version of his team was around at the beginning of the season. The Cubs are playing good baseball after beating the Washington Nationals again on Friday, 7-2, in another well-play...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7 Nationals 2

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday afternoon. Here's a quick look at the game. How it happened: Ryan Sweeney knocked in two runs with a two-out single in the bottom of the fourth inning after the Nationals had ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  9. Series preview: Cubs at Marlins

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs open a three-game series with the Miami Marlins on Monday night. The series: Monday, 6:10 p.m. CT, Jason Hammel (6-4, 2.81 ERA) versus Tom Koehler (5-5, 3.68). Tuesday, 6:10 p.m., Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.77) versus Jacob Turner...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  10. Saying this offense stinks might be polite

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN FRANCISCO -- After back-to-back shutouts at the hands of the first-place San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs offense has nearly sunk to the cellar of the entire league. Not that they were thriving b...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Yankees 1

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs handed New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka his first regular-season loss since August 2012 in Japan. Here's a quick look at how the Cubs prevailed 6-1: How it happened: The Cubs got to Tanaka as the rains fell in t...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  12. Baker wins job; Olt should be next

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs named John Baker as the backup catcher and cleared two players from their 40-man roster by giving catcher George Kottaras his unconditional release and losing Donnie Murphy to the Texas Rangers in a waiver claim. Ko...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  13. Offseason questions: Who's the manager?

    Jesse Rogers

    With the conclusion of the World Series begins the official offseason for Major League Baseball, though the Chicago Cubs' winter started the day after their year ended with the firing of manager Dale Sveum. Undoubtedly, hiring his replacement is t...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  14. Baker to make first start since 2011

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Scott Baker, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2011, will make his season debut on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the team announced on Friday. Read the entire story....

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  15. Sveum: Lake an outfielder for now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Don't expect Chicago Cubs phenom Junior Lake back in the infield anytime soon except on a "need" basis, according to manager Dale Sveum. Lake played third base most of the time at Triple-A Iowa this year but with the recent additions o...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  16. Baker to begin rehab; wants to return

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Although he hasn't thrown a pitch for the Chicago Cubs and admitted he felt "disconnected" while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery in Arizona, pitcher Scott Baker wants to be a part of the organization's future. "There's no secret there...

    Blog | July 11, 2013