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K-Rod Goes to Mets; Indians Woo Kerry Wood

(Newser) - Francisco Rodriguez became the first top-tier free agent to reach an agreement when he decided to join the New York Mets, while longtime Cub Kerry Wood appeared to be on the verge of striking a deal with the Cleveland Indians. Coming off a record 62 saves for the Los Angeles... More »

Ward Double Clinches Cubbies' Sweep

Chicago avenges series loss to Arizona in last year's playoffs

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Daryle Ward delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied again to beat Arizona 6-4 Sunday after the anticipated showdown between Carlos Zambrano and Randy Johnson got wiped out. Carlos Marmol (1-0) struck out two in a perfect eighth and Kerry Wood pitched the... More »

Brewers Rally on Braun's Double

Wood blows third save in seven chances after Zambrano's strong start

(Newser) - Ryan Braun hit a two-run double off Kerry Wood during Milwaukee's three-run ninth inning and the Brewers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Thursday. Wood blew his third save in seven chances and wasted a fine performance by Carlos Zambrano, who pitched 6 1-3 innings and helped himself... More »

Cubs Get 10,000th Win

Beat Rockies 7-6 in 10 innings

(Newser) - The lovable losers' 10,000th win was a memorable one. The Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Ryan Theriot's RBI single off Kip Wells with two outs in the 10th inning last night. Both teams blew ninth-inning leads with their closers, but it was the Rockies who ended... More »

Utley's Throwing Error Gives Cubs 6-5 Win

Miscue in 10th inning is Phillies' 15th of the season

(Newser) - Second baseman Chase Utley's throwing error allowed Ronny Cedeno to score the go-ahead run for the Cubs in the 10th inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 today. Jayson Werth and Eric Bruntlett hit solo homers for the Phillies, while Mark DeRosa had a solo shot for the Cubs. Kerry... More »

Lee Homer Lifts Cubbies Over Astros

Zambrano solid on the mound; Soriano hits first long-ball of year

(Newser) - Derrek Lee found his power stroke quickly this year. Lee hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh, Carlos Zambrano struck out seven in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Sunday. Lee connected against Oscar Villarreal (0-2) for his third big fly already this season after... More »

Fukudome Lifts Cubs Past Astros

Lee also goes 4-for-4 as Chicago breaks game open in 7th

(Newser) - Kosuke Fukudome hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and Derrek Lee was 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros today. Carlos Lee went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles, and Astros... More »

Wood Signs 1-year Deal to Close for Cubs

Oft-injured hurler inks incentive-laden contract worth $4.2 million

(Newser) - Nearly a decade since he burst onto the scene with a 20 strikeout game in just his fifth big league start, Kerry Wood has assumed a new role with the Chicago Cubs. The injury-plagued hurler signed a one-year, $4.2 million deal to be the club’s new closer. Wood... More »

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