Rockies 4, Cubs 3

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Heroes: Relievers Justin Berg (2 innings), Sean Marshall (1), Kerry Wood (1), and John Grabow (1) combined for five shutout innings and kept the Cubs (10-13) within striking distance.

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Dodgers 7, Cubs 3

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hero: A slimmer Justin Berg made his 2011 debut and set down the Dodgers in order in the seventh inning.

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By Chris Rewers on Saturday, November 6, 2010

The improved play the Cubs demonstrated under interim manager Mike Quade during the season's final weeks (a 24-13 record) was encouraging but it doesn't change the fact that the 2010 season was an unmitigated disaster.

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Cubs 8, Astros 3

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hero: Carlos Zambrano (11-6) allowed three runs - two earned - on three hits over 6 1/3 innings while striking out five and walking three. Zambrano won his final eight decisions and posted a 1.24 ERA in his last 10 starts.

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Cardinals 8, Cubs 7

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, September 26, 2010

Heroes: Relievers Justin Berg, Scott Maine, Marcos Mateo, Andrew Cashner, James Russell, and Thomas Diamond combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings.

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Cardinals 7, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Friday, September 24, 2010

Heroes: Relievers Justin Berg, Scott Maine, Marcos Mateo, and James Russell combined to allow two hits over 5 2/3 shutout innings.

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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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Padres 5, Cubs 3

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Heroes: Back-to-back two-out RBI doubles by Marlon Byrd and Aramis Ramirez gave the Cubs a brief 2-1 lead.

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Giants 5, Cubs 4

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hero: Tyler Colvin went 2-for-5 and hit a solo homer in the seventh inning that tied the game at 4.

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Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 4

By Chris Rewers on Monday, July 5, 2010

Heroes: James Russell, Justin Berg, Sean Marshall, and Carlos Marmol combined for 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief. Marmol and Marshall each struck out three, and Berg fanned a pair.

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Reds 14, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hero: Tom Gorzelanny (1-4, 2.83) struck out nine while allowing three runs and nine hits over six innings.

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Astros 4, Cubs 3

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hero: Sean Marshall continues to mow 'em down. The southpaw struck out the side in the ninth to lower his ERA to 1.29.

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Mount Lou Ready To Blow

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What welcome news to learn that manager Lou Piniella hasn't been taking the Cubs' early struggles well.

Piniella, in the final year of a four-year contract, has been presented with some formidable challenges this season. And he has made it clear that he intends to solve his team's problems.

The rumblings can be heard behind the thin walls. Is there a major eruption on the horizon?

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