Brewers 6, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hero: Aramis Ramirez (3-for-5, 3 RBI) doubled three times off Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo. Six of the Cubs' 11 hits Sunday were doubles.

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Brewers 6, Cubs 0

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hero: Marcos Mateo struck out two during a 1-2-3 seventh and was the only Cubs pitcher to retire Prince Fielder.

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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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Garza Trade Good for Cubs

By Chris Rewers on Friday, January 7, 2011

The acquisition of pitcher Matt Garza by the Cubs, along with two minor leaguers, from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for five prospects - that include right-handed pitcher Chris Archer, outfielders Brandon Guyer and Sam Fuld, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee, and catcher Robinson Chirinos - is a brilliant and gutsy move by general manager Jim Hendry.

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Cubs 1, Brewers 0

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hero: Ryan Dempster (13-10) became the fourth Canadian pitcher to win at least 100 major league games, joining the elite company of Fergie Jenkins (284), Kirk McCaskill (106), and Reggie Cleveland (105). Dempster allowed three hits - singles to Casey McGehee in the fourth, Randy Wolf in the fifth, and Alcides Escobar in the seventh -over seven innings while striking out eight and walking two.

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Rockies 8, Cubs 7

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hero: Marlon Byrd went 3-for-5 with a two-run triple in the ninth inning. Byrd's .315 average if the best on the Cubs and ranks fifth in the National League.

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Cubs 6, Pirates 1

By Chris Rewers on Monday, June 7, 2010

Hero: Carlos Silva improved to 8-0 by allowing just one earned run and four hits over seven innings.Silva walked one, struck out five, and exited after throwing 102 pitches. The veteran right-hander, who retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced, is the first Cubs pitcher since Leonard "King" Cole in 1909-10.

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