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  1. Cubs put Braves' celebration on hold

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The best laid plans of pennant-bound teams must defer to certain detours along the way. The Atlanta Braves with a magic number of one, were unable to hold on to a late lead, losing 3-1 to the Cubs. First baseman Anthony Rizzo drove in t...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Chris Rusin still a work in progress

    Bruce Levine

    As the Chicago Cubs develop their rotation for the future, certain road bumps will occur for the young pitchers trying to claim a starting spot for 2014 and beyond. Left-hander Chris Rusin, who had been impressive in most of his previous nine majo...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  4. Samardzija, Wood seeking 200 innings

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although the Chicago Cubs are mostly just playing out the string of September games, starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood both have the goal completing 200 innings on the mound for the season. Both pitchers have been progre...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. Wood flat again in first start since break

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- After waiting eight days to pitch, Travis Wood appeared to run out of gas in the sixth inning of his start in a 10-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs' lone All-Star was only able to get through 5.33 inni...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: D-backs 10, Cubs 4

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 10-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Chase Field. How it happened: The Diamondbacks blew the game open with three runs in each of the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. The Diamondb...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  7. Wood gets no decision, off to All-Star Game

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood didn't have his best command on Sunday, ending the evening with a no decision. The team's lone All-Star certainly pitched well enough to keep his team in the game. Wood pitched 5.2 innings of three-ru...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  8. Sveum: Coaches part of Wood's success

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum believes his coaching staff should get a lot of credit for the development of All-Star candidates Travis Wood and Jeff Samardzija. Both young starters are being mentioned as possible selections for the A...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  9. Cubs alter rotation to give Wood extra rest

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have changed their rotation slots for the upcoming week. Due to a higher pitch count than usual this season, Travis Wood will flip flop with Matt Garza in next week's rotation. Garza will pitch in Anaheim against the A...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  10. Wood bests Peavy on mound and at bat

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy not only took the loss in Thursday's 8-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs, but he also had to deal with the humiliation of serving up a grand slam to a pitcher. Cubs starter Travis Wood, one of the best h...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  11. Wood deserved better fate

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood pitched seven strong innings Thursday, allowing just two singles, yet he still managed to end up on the wrong side of a 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. After Scott Hairston's two-run homer in the seven...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Brewers 3

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Pinch hitter Scott Hairston's eighth-inning sacrifice fly broke a 3-all tie before David DeJesus' two-run double ma...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  13. Cubs' early rotation an unproven bunch

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs will start the 2013 season with a rotation that does not have a pitcher with a winning lifetime record. In fact, with Matt Garza and Scott Baker out for at least the first month, the starters all have career ERAs t...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  14. Stewart (quad) a week away from hitting

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs don't expect third baseman Ian Stewart to start hitting for another week as he recovers from a strained quad. Stewart has done little since suffering the injury on Feb. 21 and it could make it difficult for him to ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  15. Travis Wood continues to prove his worth

    Bruce Levine

    The resurgent pitching of Travis Wood has been a nice surprise for the Chicago Cubs and their front office. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer stuck their necks out by trading top-of-the-line setup man Sean Marshall for him and were second-guessed by the bas...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  16. Wood showing why Cubs traded for him

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- After Travis Wood's most effective outing as a Cub, maybe it is time to take another look at the trade that brought the left-hander to Chicago last winter. Wood threw seven shutout innings against the New York Mets in Monday night's 6-1...

    Blog | June 25, 2012