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  1. The (not-so-) Friendly Confines in 2013

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have set few records over the past three seasons, but on Tuesday they broke one for home losses in a season, racking up their 50th after an 8-2 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The previous record was 49 home losses in...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Alex Rios of Chicago White Sox awaits fate after Texas Rangers' w...

    Bruce Levine

    The Texas Rangers have put in a claim on Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, a source told ESPN Insider Jim Bowden.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 6, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano not only threw a complete game, he looped an RBI base hit to left field to produce th...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 6, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - Let's take a quick look at the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field: How it happened: The Cubs were dominated by A.J. Burnett, who allowed just two hits through eight innings. Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run ...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  5. Samardzija thrilled with opening day honor

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija got the good news Sunday that he'll be the Chicago Cubs' opening day starter on April 1 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. "I am excited," Samardzija said. "The best thing as an athlete is to work hard and see positi...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  6. Hot-handed Maholm has suitors

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs have the best record in baseball the past three weeks, and contributions from Paul Maholm have been a big part of that recent surge. Maholm was again on target for the Cubs on Thursday, pitching eight innings of one-run b...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  7. Numerous teams scouting the Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The list of scouts in attendance at Chicago Cubs games continues to grow as baseball's July 31 trade deadline approaches. While many reports have the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves emerging at the leading contenders to land th...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  8. Garza's trade value rising rapidly

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Like his teammate Ryan Dempster, Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza saved his best outing since April for some of baseball's top talent evaluators to watch during Sunday's 3-1 win over Arizona. The Cubs have talented starting pitching to t...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  9. Chicago Cubs reach deal with Paul Maholm

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with a club option with left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  10. Source -- Chicago Cubs and Paul Maholm talking contract

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs are considering signing former Pirate Paul Maholm, according to a source.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 3, Cubs 1

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday: How it happened: Ryan Dempster received early run support from Carlos Pena, who hit his 25h home run in the second inning off Pirates starter Brian Burres to...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  12. LaHair up, not in Friday's lineup

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs called up Pacific Coast League MVP Bryan LaHair, but he's not in Friday's starting lineup. Here's the order facing the Pittsburgh Pirates' Brian Burres: Starlin Castro, SS Reed Johnson, RF Aramis Ramirez, 3B Carlos Pena, 1B Alfonso So...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  13. Cubs taking to spoiler role vs. Bucs

    Bruce Levine

    PITTSBURGH -- Relegated to the role of spoilers for the third straight season, the Chicago Cubs have at least put a crimp in the Pittsburgh Pirates' playoff hopes, handing them two losses as part of a five-game losing streak. "It's great to play c...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 11, Pirates 6

    Bruce Levine

    PITTSBURGH -- Here is a quick look at the Cubs' 11-6 victory over the Pirates. How it happened: In a six-homer, 21-hit attack, the Cubs gave a hiuge cushion to starter Randy Wells. The Cubs put up one run in the first on Aramis Ramirez's RBI singl...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  15. Ramirez back in Tuesday lineup

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is back in the lineup Tuesday as the Cubs look for their second straight win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ramirez will hit third in this lineup: Starlin Castro, SS Darwin Barney, 2B Ramirez, 3B Carlos P...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  16. Lee greets ex-mates with two homers

    Bruce Levine

    PITTSBURGH -- The trading deadline can be a tough time for a veteran player like Derrek Lee when you are playing without a no-trade clause. The former Cubs first baseman found himself with his fourth team in less than a year on Monday after being tra...

    Blog | August 01, 2011