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  1. Anthony Rizzo taking cues from Joey Votto

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzo's young career has been filled with plenty of ups and downs. When he was first called up to the big leagues while with the San Diego Padres, Rizzo struggled in a 49-game stint and put up a measly .523 OPS. After gettin...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7, Reds 3

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs registered a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Anthony Rizzo broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with a solo home run, and Welington Castillo added to the lead in the fif...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Renteria wants better focus from Cubs

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- When a team is on a losing streak and fails to score for two straight games, the last thing a manager wants to see is a lack of focus. After the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday -- their fifth straight defeat -- C...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Reds 4, Cubs 1

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds: How it happened: Cincinnati scratched across a run in the fifth to jump out to a 1-0 lead. Catcher Devin Mesoraco led off the inning with a single, stole second, ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. Cubs subs play key role in win

    Sahadev Sharma

    The Chicago Bulls subs are well known around the NBA, dubbing themselves "The Bench Mob." On the north side, the Chicago Cubs reserves are trying to make a name for themselves as well. Outfielder Joe Mather and catcher Steve Clevenger each got a ...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Reds 1

    Sahadev Sharma

    A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday afternoon. How it happened: Cubs starter Paul Maholm allowed three of the first four batters to reach base, putting the Cubs in an early 1-0 hole. But he quickly turned...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  7. Matt Garza a solid piece on shaky team

    Sahadev Sharma

    Most of the people in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse will claim that they are keeping their focus on the final 21 games of 2011. It's likely that everyone else is wondering how a team that currently sits 19 games below .500 can get back to respectability...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Pirates 3

    Sahadev Sharma

    A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Randy Wells looked shaky early, allowing a run in the first inning, then loading the bases with no outs in the second. However, he ...

    Blog | September 04, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 11, Reds 4

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO - A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 11-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Johnny Cueto came into Saturday's contest as one of the hottest pitchers in the game, leading the league in ERA. Howe...

    Blog | August 06, 2011
  10. Cubs waste chances during homestand

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- With Sunday afternoon's game against the San Francisco Giants rained out, the Chicago Cubs ended their home stand with a 3-5 record and 9-13 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs opened the homestand dropping two of three to the NL Central divisio...

    Blog | May 15, 2011
  11. Cubs hitting, just not in the clutch

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have been hitting the ball all season, but for some reason, when men get on base their bats have gone silent. The Cubs are hitting .268 (second best in the NL), but with men in scoring position their average plummets to ....

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  12. Quick take: Reds 2, Cubs 0

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at how the Chicago Cubs lost the series finale against the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Sunday. The good: Ryan Dempster delivered his second straight strong outing for the Cubs, going seven innings and giving up two runs on five...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  13. Sub-.500 Cubs still right in Central race

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- With a 15-17 record, the Chicago Cubs are hardly lighting the league on fire, but in the National League Central, they're still in the thick of things. No one in the division is pulling away from the pack and Cubs manager Mike Quade consi...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  14. Cubs' Sunday lineup: Barney gets day off

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney will get the day off on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds with Jeff Baker taking his place. Both Starlin Castro and Alfonso Soriano will return to the lineup after a day off. Manager Mike Quade c...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  15. Quick Take: Cubs 3, Reds 2

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 3-2 win after a ninth-inning rally against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday at Wrigley Field. The good: Casey Coleman pitched six-plus innings, giving up only two earned runs while striking out six. It w...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  16. Struggling Castro gets his first day off

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade decided to give Starlin Castro his first day off of the season against Bronson Arroyo and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday afternoon. Since going 4-for-5 on April 23, Castro has been mired in a slump, with o...

    Blog | May 07, 2011