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7/30/2014 | After two extra-inning games, Rox, Cubs play finale

Pedro Hernandez will make a spot start for the Rockies on Thursday in the series finale against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs.


7/30/2014 | Cubs bolster bullpen by recalling Rusin

The Cubs added a fresh arm to the bullpen on Wednesday, recalling lefty Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa. Blake Parker was optioned to Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster.


7/30/2014 | Jackson working to get back on winning track

The process of getting Edwin Jackson back on track began Wednesday when Cubs bullpen coach Lester Strode met with the right-hander in right field prior to the game to talk about the night before.


7/30/2014 | Extra effort not enough this time for Cubs

The Cubs and Rockies didn't wait 16 innings to settle Wednesday's game. Brandon Barnes smacked a tie-breaking RBI single with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cubs in front of 29,491 at Wrigley Field.


7/30/2014 | Trade talk links Bonifacio to multiple teams

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer hinted on Tuesday that the team may move some of the players who will be free agents after this season, and that list includes Emilio Bonifacio.


7/30/2014 | Cubs get RHP Martinez to finish Barney trade

The Cubs will get Minor League right-handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez from the Dodgers to complete the trade for Darwin Barney.


7/30/2014 | Cubs add Doubront in deal with Red Sox

The Cubs made an addition to the pitching corps on Wednesday, acquiring Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named, and hoping the left-hander benefits from a change of scenery.


7/30/2014 | Southpaws Anderson, Wood square off at Wrigley

Game 3 of the series between the Rockies and Cubs features a battle of left-handers, with Brett Anderson going for Colorado and Travis Wood taking the mound for the home team.


7/30/2014 | Lengthy affair brings records, rare feats for Rox, Cubs

The Cubs and Rockies took part in a 16-inning marathon Tuesday night at Wrigley Field that extended into Wednesday morning. The game, time-wise, was the longest in the history of both franchises and it also brought several rare occurrences.


7/30/2014 | Night of highs a night of lows for Jackson

Plenty of feel-good stories emerged from Tuesday's win. The bullpen tossed 12 scoreless innings, backup catcher John Baker was the winning pitcher and hundreds of fans experienced the longest game, time-wise, in team history. But as memorable as the game will be for some, it was just another rough start for Edwin Jackson.


7/30/2014 | Cubs outlast Rockies in historic marathon

Catcher John Baker pitched the 16th inning and then scored the game-winning run on Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly with one out in the bottom of the inning to lift the Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Rockies in the longest game, time-wise, in franchise history.


7/29/2014 | Cubs unsuccessful in challenge on steal call

With the Cubs trailing, 3-1, in the fourth inning on Tuesday, manager Rick Renteria challenged whether the Rockies' Charlie Blackmon had successfully stolen second base. But after a review, the call stood.


7/29/2014 | Sore triceps lands Ramirez on disabled list

Neil Ramirez, who was optioned to Iowa on Saturday to give him some rest, was placed on the Major League DL on Tuesday because of soreness in his right triceps.


7/29/2014 | Fujikawa nearing end of rehab stint

Kyuji Fujikawa, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, will make at least one more rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa, general manager Jed Hoyer said.


7/29/2014 | Hoyer: Cubs may be done dealing

General manager Jed Hoyer has had plenty of conversations with other teams in advance of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline (3 p.m. CT) but said that the Cubs may not make another deal.


7/29/2014 | Cubs gear up to face another lefty at Wrigley

If the Cubs were only able to put up two runs against Colorado's Yohan Flande in the series opener, Tuesday's starter, Jorge De La Rosa, could prove to be a handful, as he has won five straight decisions. Edwin Jackson will take the hill for the home team.


7/29/2014 | Russell, Almora spark Tennessee's win

Addison Russell and Albert Almora, the Cubs' No. 3 and 5 prospects, respectively, combined for eight hits and four runs on Monday, helping Double-A Tennessee defeat Birmingham, 11-8.


7/28/2014 | Cubs start set on right note, get Wada first win

The Cubs kicked off their extended stretch against left-handed starters on the right note on Monday night. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to help Tsuyoshi Wada pick up his first Major League win in the Cubs' 4-1 victory over the Rockies.


7/28/2014 | Challenge goes Renteria's way vs. Rockies

Rick Renteria challenged a play at first base in the fifth inning of Monday's series opener when the Rockies' Charlie Culberson was called safe, and got it overturned.


7/28/2014 | Fujikawa takes another step toward return

Right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa may be getting closer to returning to the big leagues. Fujikawa, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa, threw in back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday as he tries to come back from Tommy John surgery.


7/28/2014 | Renteria focused on current roster, not trades

The Cubs may have been busy the last two years at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the emphasis lately has been more on evaluating what the team already has. "I don't get into the possibilities or chances of any movement," Rick Renteria said. "I think I concern myself more with the guys we have and how we'll move forward in the next eight, nine weeks."


7/28/2014 | Cubs send infielder Barney to Dodgers

On Monday, Chicago traded 2012 National League Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney and cash considerations to the Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash. The Cubs head to Los Angeles for a three-game series starting Friday.


7/28/2014 | Cubs may get more building blocks at Deadline

For the third straight year, the Cubs got a jump on the rest of the trade market, making their blockbuster deals early in July. That doesn't mean general manager Jed Hoyer has turned his cell phone off.


7/27/2014 | Standout Bryant leads Cubs' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.


7/27/2014 | Maddux's Hall speech filled with gratitude, humor

While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.




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