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  1. Cubs have long way to go in tough division

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs ended their home season on a positive note, putting a crimp into Pittsburgh's quest for a division title. The Pirates, who clinched a playoff berth with a win Monday, are on the verge of being eliminated from the division race aft...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Samardzija still has work to do

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments in 2013 and appears to have taken a step up toward the elite starters in the National League. While his 8-12 record with a 4.33 ERA doesn't seem impressive...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Braves 1

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs scored three late runs to overtake the Atlanta Braves for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. How it happened: The Braves were on the cusp of winning the National League East division. Their magic number ...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  4. Division woes continue for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs continue to run into the brick wall known as the National League Central. Coming off a solid road trip, winning five out of nine in a three-city trip, their division losses continue to mount. The Cubs' record in the Cen...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 9, Cubs 3

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday: How it happened: In a battle for last place in the National League Central, the Cubs' Edwin Jackson was looking for his fourth win in what has been...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  6. Starlin Castro of Chicago Cubs gets first day off in 269 games

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum is giving shortstop Starlin Castro his first day off in 269 consecutive games on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  7. Samardzija pitches Cubs out of last place

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Behind the pitching and bat of starter Jeff Samardzija, the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Wednesday, winning the series and escaping the basement of the National League Central. Samardzija notched his first victory since o...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  8. Castro striving to return to form offensively

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who led the National League in hits in 2011, may be poised to challenge for the NL batting title as the 23-year-old is working on a new approach he adopted at the beginning of spring training. Castro told me ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  9. Reds' Baker looking on as Cubs rebuild

    Bruce Levine

    With his Cincinnati Reds in first place in the National League Central, you would think veteran manager Dusty Baker had long ago put his Chicago Cubs career behind him. Although Baker lives in the present, like so many successful leaders he still ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. W2W4: Cubs-Cardinals

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs head to St. Louis for a matchup between NL Central foes....

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  11. Castro plans to be perennial All-Star

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is thrilled to be back as a National League All-Star for the second straight season. "I am much more comfortable this year because my English is much better and I can talk to everybody with...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  12. NL teammates happy for LaHair

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The rags-to-riches story of a ball player who spends a lifetime in the minors and other obscure baseball outposts before making it to the major leagues has already been the subject of numerous books and movies. The Chicago Cubs ha...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  13. Castro thought All-Star chances were dashed

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- It seems that everybody was certain Starlin Castro had made the National League All-Star team except for Starlin Castro. As Sunday morning turned to afternoon, the Cubs shortstop had lost hope. Apparently last season former manager Mik...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  14. Soriano comes up short of All-Star bid

    Bruce Levine

    Although Alfonso Soriano has seven All-Star games under his belt, making the 2012 squad would have been a feather in his Chicago Cubs cap. The Cubs will be represented on the National League team by shortstop Starlin Castro and first-time All-Star...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  15. Streaking/Slumping: Soriano powers on

    Bruce Levine

    STREAKING 1. Ryan Dempster, P: The National League Player of the Week was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, and he allowed just seven hits in his two starts during 15 innings of work. The veteran starter, who can be a free agent at the end of the season, has...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  16. Samardzija's ascent continues with win

    Bruce Levine

    How does one explain the emergence of Jeff Samardzija as one of the top pitchers in the National League after the new Chicago Cubs starter struggled to hang on for years? "He has been the most improved pitcher in the game from last June until rig...

    Blog | May 07, 2012