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  1. All-Star Rizzo now leading way for Cubs

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- That on-field dust-up the Chicago Cubs had with the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday was all part of Anthony Rizzo's master plan to get to the All-Star Game. "You know, I knew there was 30 minutes left in the Final Vote, and I didn't hit a h...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Back spasms end Rizzo's day early

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pulled from Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with back spasms, but the issue isn't believed to be serious. Rizzo said his back tightened up on him after making a stretch for a high ...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 8, Reds 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs ended a five-game losing streak Saturday with an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. How it happened: Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Starlin Castro all delivered RBIs in the first three innings to get the Cubs started. ...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  4. Castro filling role of run producer -- for now

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Just because Starlin Castro has been more productive hitting in lineup spots after the cleanup man doesn't mean he has found a permanent lineup home. Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday that if he has to commit to anything, ...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  5. Stock on rise for Cubs starter Matt Garza

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Trade rumors surrounding Matt Garza will only grow now that the Chicago Cubs right-hander has been dominating for two consecutive outings. How will Garza handle the chatter moving forward? "I'm looking forward to the next five days,"...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Astros 1

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs kicked off a brief three-game homestand with a 3-1 victory Friday against the Houston Astros in a game that was delayed 3 hours and 18 minutes at the outset because of rain. How it happened: A stagnant offense sprang ba...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  7. Marmol walks to the back of the line

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Carlos Marmol's slow crawl out of the doghouse was halted Saturday by the type of regression that has become all too familiar for the right-hander. Asked to preserve a two-run lead in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, Marmo...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Reds 6, Cubs 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs' bullpen struggles continued Saturday in a 6-4 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds. HOW IT HAPPENED: Carlos Marmol had his fingerprints all over another bullpen meltdown. Trying to protect a two-run lead in the eighth inning, Marmol ...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  9. Darwin Barney wins Gold Glove

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Matching the longest single-season errorless streak in major league history was more than enough for Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney to earn his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Barney beat out Aaron Hill of the Arizona Diamon...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  10. Barney named Gold Glove finalist at 2B

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Darwin Barney will find out Tuesday if matching the record for errorless games in a single season will earn him some gold. Barney was named Monday as one of three finalists at second base for a National League Gold Glove Award. The offi...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  11. 2012 Cubs recap: Second base

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on second base. Darwin Barney not only took a firm hold of the second-base position this season, he worked his way into the young core the Chicago Cubs hope to build around for...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Cardinals 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in 11 innings Friday leaves them needing just four more wins to avoid the 100-loss mark. How it happened: David DeJesus hit a game-ending single in the bottom of the 11th inning...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  13. Cubs see Reds as a club to emulate

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- As the Cincinnati Reds clinched a playoff berth Thursday with the 5-3 victory, the young Chicago Cubs were left steamrolled by a team that figures to still be competitive once they themselves are ready to become a winner. Over the next ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Reds 5, Cubs 3

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs were swept after a 5-3 victory by the Cincinnati Reds, who clinched a wild-card playoff berth with the victory. HOW IT HAPPENED: After new Cubs starter Jason Berken cruised for six innings, the Reds jumped on reliever M...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  15. Baker showing stresses of manager grind

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The hospitalization of Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker in Chicago this week highlights the unseen physical demands of major league managers. Baker, 63, made it to his 3,000th career game as manager on Tuesday night, but before his 3,...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  16. Latest miscue has Cubs manager seething

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- There was a defensive misplay from Alfonso Soriano in the first inning that led to a run and one from David DeJesus in the 11th inning that helped the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 victory Wednesday. Those mistakes were wind-aided, though. ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012