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  1. Starlin Castro finding the right fixes

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Friday wasn't Starlin Castro's first hitless game of the season, but it was the first time he didn't feel right at the plate. "Something felt off," Castro said after Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. "So I looked at the tap...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  2. Draft 'a good couple days' for Cubs

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs have put together a nice five-game winning streak -- Saturday's 5-2 defeat of the Miami Marlins the latest in that string -- and earned their third and fourth series victories of the season in the process. They're getting s...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  3. Anthony Rizzo continues 'growing up'

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Baseball is a fickle game. A month ago, many were wondering if Chicago Cubs' first baseman Anthony Rizzo could bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season. Could Rizzo hit lefties? Would the tendency for defenses to shift sink the pull-pr...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  4. Cubs are in a 'good place' now

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Despite an 11-17 record, the Chicago Cubs clearly are feeling good about things. Jake Arrieta looked strong in his first start of the season after missing the first month because of shoulder soreness. Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo c...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Phillies 2, Cubs 0

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs fell to 1-4 after getting blanked by Cliff Lee and the Phillies on Saturday. Here's a quick look at the game: How it happened: The Cubs' inability to come up with the big hit doomed them once again. The Cubs had 10 hit...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  6. Positive signs for Cubs' Jackson, Castro

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- It's been a rough year for numerous Chicago Cubs players. And despite another tough day on Sunday, a couple of them came out of the game feeling better about 2014. Edwin Jackson looked to be headed toward another rough outing when he ga...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Cardinals 4

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs started fast but then had to hold on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Here's a quick look: How it happened: Alfonso Soriano delivered yet again with the bat, and Matt Garza continued his...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  8. Castro returns, Soriano's turn for day off

    Sahadev Sharma

    After sitting for an entire contest for the first time in 269 games, Starlin Castro was back in the Chicago Cubs lineup on Wednesday. Manager Dale Sveum was hopeful that the young shortstop would find a groove at the plate after clearing his head on ...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  9. One mistake proves costly for Wood, Cubs

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood felt he only made one mistake on Sunday. Unfortunately for him, it cost his team the game. With two out and a man on in the seventh inning, New York Mets rookie Juan Lagares drove a two-strike changeup i...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  10. Castro's potential still not quite fulfilled

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Starlin Castro is undoubtedly one of the most talented players on the Chicago Cubs. But he is one of the more criticized players on the team as well. The young shortstop has six errors and is putting up a .279/.310/.397 line on the seas...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Giants 10, Cubs 7 (10)

    Sahadev Sharma

    Let's take a quick look at the Cubs' 10-7 loss to the Giants on Sunday at Wrigley Field. How it Happened: The Cubs quickly jumped out to a lead, putting a four spot up in the bottom of the first inning on a pair of two-run homers by Starlin Castro...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  12. Cubs think Castro can be even better

    Sahadev Sharma

    Entering Saturday's game Starlin Castro had accumulated 508 hits since making his major league debut on May 7, 2010, the most by any player in the National League in that stretch of time. However, even though Castro has tasted success, Dale Sveum wan...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  13. Young Cubs beginning to show patience

    Sahadev Sharma

    Dale Sveum has managed, for the most part, to keep his composure throughout a very difficult season for his team. However, one of the things that has proven to get under the skin of the Chicago Cubs manager is when his team gives away at-bats. La...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 8, Cubs 4

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' loss to the Pirates on Wednesday. How it happened: Starlin Castro gave the Cubs an early 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the first, but things went downhill from there. After scoring two in the third, ...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Reds 1

    Sahadev Sharma

    A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday afternoon. How it happened: Cubs starter Paul Maholm allowed three of the first four batters to reach base, putting the Cubs in an early 1-0 hole. But he quickly turned...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 5, Cubs 2

    Sahadev Sharma

    MILWAUKEE -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 5-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night at Miller Park. How it happened: Starlin Castro led the game off with a home run, his eighth of the season, continuing his recent power surge. But the...

    Blog | August 26, 2011