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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. Report: Theo near deal with the Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    Theo Epstein is "on the cusp" of joining the Chicago Cubs, according to the Boston Herald. The position may include powers greater than his current job as the Boston Red Sox general manager, the paper reports, citing two baseball sources. Read ...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  3. 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
  4. Quade plans more playing time for Colvin

    Bruce Levine

    PITTSBURGH -- Although part of the intent of trading Kosuke Fukudome last week to the Cleveland Indians was to find playing time for Tyler Colvin, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade had him on the bench Sunday and Monday. Sitting Colvin was understan...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  5. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Pirates 3

    Bruce Levine

    PITTSBURGH -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 5-3 victory over the Pirates on Monday: How it happened: Carlos Zambrano pitched out of several jams to win his eighth game, tying him for the team lead with Ryan Dempster. Zambrano showed all of his ...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  6. Cashner re-joins team, will begin rehab

    Bruce Levine

    PITTSBURGH -- Pitcher Andrew Cashner returned to the Chicago Cubs on Monday to begin his rehabilitation as he attempts to come back from two rotator cuff strains that have sideline him for most of the season. Read the entire story....

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  7. Ramirez sits out Monday against Pirates

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will sit out Monday's opener of a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here's the lineup facing Paul Maholm: Reed Johnson, RF Starlin Castro, SS Jeff Baker, 3B Geovany Soto, C Marlon Byrd, ...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  8. Andrew Cashner re-joins Chicago Cubs, will begin rehab

    Bruce Levine

    Pitcher Andrew Cashner returned to the Chicago Cubs on Monday to begin his rehabilitation as he attempts to come back from two rotator cuff strains that have sideline him for most of the season.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  9. Pittsburgh Pirates showing interest in Carlos Pena of Chicago Cub...

    Bruce Levine

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have been scouting Carlos Pena, sources say.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  10. Heavy workload catches up to Cubs' 'pen

    Bruce Levine

    PITTSBURGH -- It was just a matter of time before the weary Cubs' bullpen was going to give out. On Friday night, in a 7-4 loss to the Pirates, it finally happened. Closer Carlos Marmol gave up the game-tying base hit to former Cubs' farm hand Jos...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  11. Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry hoping to make a July trade

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs general manager Jim Hendry says teams are making inquiries about player availability.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  12. Cubs' challenge is about to get greater

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs snapped an eight-game losing streak on Wednesday, but the next stretch of games may pose an even greater challenge for the North Siders. After the series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies and Kyle Kendrick on Thursday, the ...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  13. Castro a bright spot as Cubs fall

    Bruce Levine

    Of course, Friday's 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Day will be hard for Cubs fans to accept. The play of the team's middle infield, however, could keep the confidence of Cubs' faithful through the early-season ups and downs. Young...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  14. Gorzelanny leaves after getting hit

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Tom Gorzelanny left the game Wednesday in the third inning after being hit in the left hand by a line drive off the bat of the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata. Thomas Diamond relieved Gorzelanny, who gave up two hit...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  15. Piniella defends decision to stick with Lilly

    Bruce Levine

    PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella was still feeling the pain of Tuesday night's late-inning 3-2 turnaround loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Piniella felt that Ted Lilly was still the right man to face Neil Walker, who hit what proved to ...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  16. Other teams viewing Cubs as sellers

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs' season, and the direction the franchise takes in the near future, could depend on the results of their current roadtrip. The team already has lost the first two of the nine games they play against division rivals. The Pittsburgh ...

    Blog | June 02, 2010