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  1. Cubs break free on offense

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs marked their first blazing hot summer day with an offense to match, getting at least one afternoon to feel like a slugging, clutch-hitting team. The Cubs managed to keep a cool breeze swirling for the crowd of 35,121 by...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  2. Focus, intensity all are lacking

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - For a team that has been limited by their own mistakes, it appeared to get even worse for the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. It was a rough week in general for a White Sox team that was outclassed in every way by the cross-town Chicago C...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 9, White Sox 3

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs continue to have an easy time with their crosstown rivals, crushing the Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. HOW IT HAPPENED: Dioner Navarro became the first Cubs player to hit three home runs in a game ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Offense getting into swing of things

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Home is where the hits are for the Chicago Cubs whose offensive revival has come during a long stretch of play at Wrigley Field. The Cubs entered Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a .286 batting average over their last ei...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2012 Cubs recap: Bench

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position. Today he focuses on the bench. CHICAGO -- There were many areas that led to the Chicago Cubs' slow start and ultimate crash in 2012, and the bench was not exempt from that group. The left-handed domina...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  8. 2012 Cubs recap: Right field

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position. Today he focuses on right field. CHICAGO -- Right field at Wrigley Field was where Bryan LaHair was sent to reinvent himself this past summer, just before the plug was pulled on one of the more curious se...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  9. 2012 Cubs recap: Center field

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position. Today he focuses on center field. David DeJesus wound up being a steady contributor from center field for the Chicago Cubs, while Brett Jackson showed that more seasoning is needed before his day finally ...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  10. 2012 Cubs recap: First base

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on first base. When Anthony Rizzo arrived on the scene in late June to join a floundering Chicago Cubs team, one skeptic marveled at all the fuss. "So um, what exactly is Riz...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Rapid Reaction: Astros 3, Cubs 0

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs couldn't avoid the century mark, falling 3-0 to the Houston Astros on Monday at Wrigley Field for their 100th loss of the season. How it happened: The Cubs were handcuffed on offense in the opener of the final series of...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  13. Cubs making 2012 miserable on Cards

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Don't try telling the St. Louis Cardinals that the Chicago Cubs have endured one of the worst seasons in their franchise's history. Darwin Barney's game-tying home run in the ninth inning Friday, followed by David DeJesus, game-winning ...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Castro a part of another Cubs miscue

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago Cubs can only hope that Starlin Castro gets the miscues out of his system before the start of a new season. A lapse on the base paths Tuesday might have cost the Cubs a chance at a victory. On Saturday at Pittsburgh his failure to reco...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  16. Cubs' Jackson still out; Barney gets a rest

    Doug Padilla

    Brett Jackson was not in the Chicago Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Houston Astros, and he doesn't figure to return to action until the team returns home for a 10-game homestand beginning Friday. Also not in Tuesday's lineup was Darwin Barney, w...

    Blog | September 11, 2012