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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Soriano sets example with 30/100 season

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - While it has been a Chicago Cubs season to forget, Alfonso Soriano has made sure to show the team's roster full of young players a thing or two to remember. Soriano's fountain-of-youth season hit another milestone Wednesday as the vetera...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  8. Cubs' offense showing its inexperience

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - After a kick in the pants from the Washington Nationals turned the Cubs' offense into something of a dynamic force, the lean times appear to have returned. For the second consecutive night the Cubs struggled for offense, needing a pinch-...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  9. Phillips, Barney in Gold Glove showcase

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The Cincinnati Reds will be trying to clinch the National League Central while the Chicago Cubs move forward with a goal of avoiding 100 losses, but something else a little more under the radar will be at stake this week. For the next th...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  10. Cubs stick with regulars as rosters expand

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The first wave of reinforcements for the Chicago Cubs were in the house Saturday, but the team's tough schedule down the stretch figures to limit their playing time. Tony Campana, Adrian Cardenas and Dave Sappelt were all added as roster...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  11. Cubs let Rizzo sit back and relax for a day

    Doug Padilla

    CINCINNATI -- Anthony Rizzo got his first chance to sit back and watch Sunday as he was out of the lineup for the first time since being called up to the major leagues June 26. Since a four-hit game on Monday against the Houston Astros, Rizzo has ...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  12. Wood's wild coaster ride takes another dip

    Doug Padilla

    CINCINNATI -- Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood wasn't completely unarmed in his latest standoff with his former team, it only seemed that way. After Wood held down the Cincinnati Reds last weekend, the team that traded him away over the winter had...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  13. Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro long-term contract important

    Doug Padilla

    Showing he prefers honesty to negotiating ploys, Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro said Friday that he wants to remain with his current team for life.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  14. Cubs to increase Vitters' playing time soon

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will start to pick up the pace on Josh Vitters' cautious introduction to life in the major leagues and increase his playing time this week. Sunday marked the eighth game Vitters had been on the Cubs roster, but he had s...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Reds 4, Cubs 2

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The bullpen couldn't hold a late lead Saturday as the Chicago Cubs fell 4-2 to the Cincinnati Reds. How it happened: The Reds rallied with three runs in the eighth inning off Cubs reliever James Russell to take the victory. Cubs starte...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  16. Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum to consider benching Starlin Cast...

    Doug Padilla

    Cubs manager Dale Sveum is considering benching Starlin Castro after his latest miscues.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012