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2009-09-22 23:12:06

Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez each had two RBI Tuesday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-2 win over Milwaukee. Lee went 3-for-4, including a solo home run, for the Cubs, who scored all their runs in the first four innings en route to their third consecutive victory. Ramirez collected his two RBI on a single in the Cubs' three-run first inning. Randy Wells (11-9) got the win. He gave up one run on seven hits and struck out five in six innings. Dave Bush (5-8) took the loss after struggling through 1 1/3...

2009-09-21 22:31:44

Derrek Lee was 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and four RBI Monday to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 10-2 win over Milwaukee. Tom Gorzelanny (6-2) allowed two runs on six hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts through five innings for the Cubs. Chicago's Aramis Ramirez homered and had two RBI and three hits. Milwaukee's Mike Cameron had two home runs. Braden Looper (13-7), unbeaten in his previous seven starts, lasted just four innings. The right-hander gave up seven runs and 10 hits. The...

2009-09-20 23:45:54

Jake Fox broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run home run in the 11th inning Sunday and the Chicago Cubs went on to be St. Louis 6-3 and avoid a three-game sweep. Even with the win, the Cubs are eight games back of the Colorado Rockies in the NL wild-card chase. The Cardinals' magic number remained at four to win the NL Central. After Andres Blanco reached on a single with one out in the 11th, Fox touched losing pitcher Mitchell Boggs (2-3) for the game-winning home run. The Cubs wrapped up the...

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2009-09-20 22:00:35

The Chicago Cubs have suspended volatile outfielder Milton Bradley for the rest of the 2009 season for his negative comments in the past few days. The outspoken right fielder said Saturday the Cubs were not a positive environment. General Manager Jim Hendry said on the team's Web site he told Bradley about his decision in Bradley's hotel room prior to Sunday's contest against the Cardinals in St. Louis. There have been a lot of issues that we've lived with during the year, Hendry said, (but)...

2009-09-19 18:51:41

Brendan Ryan's ninth-inning RBI single Saturday boosted St. Louis to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Ryan's third hit -- one a solo homer -- broke a 1-1 tie with two on and no outs in the bottom of the ninth. Yadier Molina also had three hits and Skip Schumaker two for the Cardinals, who have won 10 of 15 against the Cubs this season and reduced their magic number to four victories to clinch the NL Central Division title. Starter Chris Carpenter surrendered eight hits in eight scoreless...

2009-09-18 23:32:56

Matt Holliday opened the ninth inning with a home run off Aaron Heilman Friday, giving St. Louis a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. St. Louis increased its lead over Chicago to 10 games in the National League Central. Any combination of six St. Louis wins or Chicago losses during the final two weeks of the season will make the Cardinals division champion. The Cardinals have a 34-16 record since July 24, when they obtained Holliday in a trade with Oakland. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs for the...

2009-09-18 12:11:36

Ex-Chicago Cub Shawon Dunston says the club, whose sale is tied up in bankruptcy court, technically is obligated to pay his tuition if he goes to college. But Dunston, 46, who works part-time for the San Francisco Giants, says he was just following advice when he alerted the court to the contract clause. He says he has no intention of going to college and doesn't expect to get any tuition money. Hey, the Cubs don't owe me anything, he told the Chicago Tribune. In fact, I missed two years...

2009-09-17 16:58:42

Jody Gerut's go-ahead grand slam Thursday propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs. Gerut's only hit, his seventh homer this season, erased a 2-1 deficit with two out in the top of the fourth inning. Mike Rivera hit a two-run double and Mike Cameron a sacrifice fly for the Brewers, who have won five of seven. Winner Dave Bush (5-7) gave up four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. Closer Trevor Hoffman pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, earning his 33rd save. Chicago's...

2009-09-16 23:00:35

Alex Escobar had a career game with four hits, three RBI and two runs scored Wednesday, leading Milwaukee past the Chicago Cubs 9-5. Escobar was playing in his 34th major league contest, all but four of them coming this year. He doubled in one of Milwaukee's two runs in the second and scored the other. He also had a two-run single in the third and scored on Cory Hart's two-run base hit in the fifth. Milwaukee put its lead-off batter on base in each of the first five innings en route to a 9-2...

2009-09-16 00:29:31

Derrek Lee and Geovany Soto had three RBI apiece Tuesday to lead the surging Chicago Cubs to a 13-7 win over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs racked up five runs in the sixth inning to take control en route to their seventh win in eight games. With the score tied 5-5, Milwaukee's bullpen fell apart with two hit batters and a two-run single by Soto. Soto led off the fifth inning with his 11th home run of the season. Lee stroked a two-run double in the fourth. Chicago added two more...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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