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2009-09-30 16:54:14

Charlie Morton's complete-game four-hitter Wednesday led Pittsburgh's 4-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a day/night double-header. Morton (5-9) threw 119 pitches with three walks and eight strikeouts in his first career shutout.

2009-09-29 22:39:06

Ryan Dempster pitched a five-hit shutout Tuesday to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dempster (11-8) walked two and struck out six in recording his 10th career complete game and third career shutout.

2009-09-28 22:09:51

Miguel Tejada had four hits, three runs and an RBI Monday to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-2 victory over Philadelphia. Jeff Keppinger was 3-for-5 with two RBI and Carlos Lee had a two-run double for the Astros. Yorman Bazardo (1-2), who previously had a 9.55 earned run average in eight games this

2009-09-27 19:47:27

Matt Cain gave up three hits in eight scoreless innings Sunday, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Cain (14-7) walked two batters and struck eight on the way to ending a three-start losing streak. Reliever Sergio Romo yielded a run and two hits before closer Brian Wilson fanned Reed Johnson for the final out to earn his 37th save. Eli Whiteside led San Francisco with two RBI doubles.

2009-09-26 19:51:31

Jake Fox had two hits and two RBI Saturday, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-2 win over San Francisco. His first hit was a two-run single with no outs and the bases loaded in the top of the third. Aramis Ramirez hit a solo homer and scored twice. Geovany Soto had two hits and one RBI. Kosuke Fukudome

2009-09-26 00:33:46

Carlos Zambrano threw a two-hitter Friday and the Chicago Cubs damaged San Francisco's playoffs hopes with a 2-0 win over the Giants. In addition to handing the Giants a key setback, the Cubs again prevented the St. Louis Cardinals from clinching the National League Central title. A win by St.

2009-09-25 00:15:13

Jeff Baker hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth inning Thursday to give the Chicago Cubs a 3-2 victory over San Francisco. The Chicago win forced the St. Louis Cardinals to wait at least one more day before clinching the National League Central title.

2009-09-23 22:45:25

Prince Fielder and Jody Gerut accounted for all the Milwaukee runs with homers Wednesday and the Brewers edged the Chicago Cubs 3-2. Fielder hit a two-run shot in the fourth and Gerut gave the Brewers a 3-1 lead with his homer in the sixth. It was the 42nd homer of the year for Fielder, leaving him eight short of the career high he set two years ago. Bobby Scales doubled home Jeff Baker with nobody out in the seventh to bring the Cubs within one, but David Weathers retired the next three...

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2009-09-23 20:39:08

Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley apologized Wednesday for comments he made last week that resulted in his suspension for the remainder of the season. Bradley, who signed a three-year, $30 million contract last winter, made a series of disparaging remarks about the Cubs in an interview published in the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill. You understand why they haven't won here in 100 years, Bradley was quoted as saying.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.