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  1. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 14, Astros 6

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs closed out their second series triumph of the month with a 14-6 victory Sunday over the Houston Astros. How it happened: The Cubs reached double digits in hits by the fifth inning and double digits in runs by the sevent...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Astros 4, Cubs 3

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs fell to the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday in the middle game of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. How it happened: The Astros' Ronny Cedeno used a well-placed squeeze bunt in the ninth inning to push across the w...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  3. Ventura considering lineup changes

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox's offensive revival was still going strong only a few days ago, but after some struggles against the Chicago Cubs this week, lineup changes are being considered. Alejandro De Aza could join Jeff Keppinger in being ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Defense, not offense irks Ventura

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- On a night his offense was thoroughly dominated, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura seemed most peeved by the defense. Had the White Sox been able to avoid some of the mental and physical miscues they made in the field Monday, it s...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  5. A 'hats off' night for White Sox

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- There was a lot of cap tipping in the Chicago White Sox clubhouse on a night the Chicago Cubs' Jeff Samardzija refused to be beat. Conor Gillaspie, for instance, was asked three questions afterward and each time he doffed the verbal cap...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7, White Sox 0

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox were humbled 7-0 by the Chicago Cubs Monday in the opener of the Crosstown Classic at U.S. Cellular Field. How it happened: That White Sox offense that has been threatening to come out of its shell had nothing agai...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  7. Flowers back after missing a series

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Tyler Flowers returned to the Chicago White Sox lineup Monday after missing the entire Miami Marlins series with a bad back. His back was so bad last week that he couldn't even bend over to tie his shoes. The soreness might not be compl...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 5, Marlins 3

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox won for the fifth time in six tries on the homestand, finishing off the Miami Marlins on Sunday with a 5-3 victory. HOW IT HAPPENED: Dylan Axelrod did just enough over 5 1/3 innings, while Adam Dunn and Alejandro D...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  9. In Giants, Cubs see latest blueprint

    Doug Padilla

    If a "foundation for sustained success" is what Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein wants to build, he knows where to look for the latest and trendiest model. The San Francisco Giants just won their second World Series title in three seasons and t...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  10. 2012 Cubs recap: Manager/Coaches

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position. Today he focuses on the manager and coaches. CHICAGO -- First-year Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says he prides himself on his patience. It will be interesting to see if he has any remaining heading int...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  11. Epstein outlines Cubs' offseason plan

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Now that the Chicago Cubs have settled on a coaching staff for 2013, attention will turn to filling out a roster. Big-ticket free agents aren't on the top of the Cubs' wish list just yet, but club president Theo Epstein does have some i...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  12. Cubs 2012 recaps: Bullpen

    Doug Padilla

    With the 2012 season finally over, Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on the bullpen. There were no surprises as the Chicago Cubs' bullpen was expected to be a weakness and it became a major contributor to the sl...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  13. Cubs 2012 recaps: Starting pitching

    Doug Padilla

    With the 2012 season finally over, Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week, beginning with the starting pitchers. CHICAGO -- For one month, anyway, the Chicago Cubs had their act together and it was the starting pitching that led the w...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  14. Theo not making empty promises to fans

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Now that the hard part is finished, it's time to put the Chicago Cubs' new management on the clock. The first year of a from-the-ground-up rebuilding project is never easy. The 2012 season was the equivalent of living in your home while...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  15. Cubs say scars will provide inspiration

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The cold-hearted cynic could shrug and say the Chicago Cubs deserved their fate this season. They could point out that a flawed roster and a starting staff that was dismantled by trades and injuries was lucky not to lose more than 101 g...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  16. Cubs to set sights on free-agent starters

    Doug Padilla

    DENVER -- Despite projections that have the Chicago Cubs struggling again in 2013, the club is committed to finding starting pitching on the free agent market this offseason. General manager Jed Hoyer was asked what the club plans to do with the s...

    Blog | September 26, 2012