Astros 11, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hero: Tyler Colvin, who entered the game hitting just .115, but homered in the seventh and doubled in the ninth.

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Cubs 5, Astros 4

By Chris Rewers on Monday, April 11, 2011

Heroes: The first two hitters in the Cubs' lineup - Starlin Castro (3-for-5) and Darwin Barney (2-for-3) - combined for five hits and scored all five of the Cubs' runs in the first four innings against Houston starter Nelson Figueroa (0-2).

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A Contrarian View of the NL Central

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, March 31, 2011

I remember fondly throughout my childhood the February day in which my father would bring home a stack of baseball preview magazines.

I would devour those things and have continued the practice into adulthood. All of that reading material has helped me get through those final few weeks without baseball, but I learned long ago that such publications should not be believed as gospel.

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Astros 4, Cubs 0

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Heroes: Relievers Marcos Mateo, Sean Marshall, and Justin Berg set down the final nine Houston hitters.

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Astros 7, Cubs 3

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hero: Tyler Colvin went 2-for-4 with his fifth triple of the season and drove in a pair.

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Astros 6, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hero: Ted Lilly, if he is traded later this week, had the best final two outings by a Cubs pitcher before being dealt since Steve Trout in 1987. But Lilly had nothing to show for his efforts.

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Cubs 5, Astros 2

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hero: Carlos Silva (10-4) rebounded after back-to-back horrible outings to reach double figures in wins for the first time since 2007 when he earned 13 victories for the Minnesota Twins. Silva allowed one (earned) run on five hits in five innings while walking one and striking out four.

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Cubs 14, Astros 7

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hero: Aramis Ramirez hasn't yet made us forget about his sorry first half, but by all means he can continue to try to make amends.

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Top Of The Order Keeps Spinning

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, June 6, 2010

Starting pitching isn't the only thing for which Lou Piniella is using a rotation. Kosuke Fukudome will bat leadoff Sunday against Houston right-hander Brett Myers (3-3, 3.04 ERA) - the third different leadoff hitter in as many games for the Cubs.

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Cubs 8, Astros 5

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hero: Aramis Ramirez went 3-for-4 in his first three-hit performance of the season. Ramirez, who raised his average to .171, hit his fifth home run of the season to drive in the Cubs' first run in the second inning and added an RBI single in the fourth.

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