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Cubs Swinging for Wrigley Record

Lovable losers are on pace for record 62 home wins

(Newser) - Shhh, don't jinx it: The Chicago Cubs not only lead the National League, they're playing better at home than on the road. The lovable losers are 26-8 at Wrigley Field, a record they last held before going to (and losing) the World Series in 1918. Now they're on pace for... More »

Dempster K's 12 to Lead Cubs Over Padres 4-0

Cubs hurler goes eight-plus innings, knocks in go-ahead run

(Newser) - Ryan Dempster struck out a career-high 12 and hit a go-ahead single against Greg Maddux during a four-run fifth inning, leading the Chicago Cubs over the punchless Padres 4-0. Jim Edmonds singled in his debut with the Cubs, who won three of four from the team with the worst record... More »

Nieves Hits Ninth-Inning Blast to Lift Nationals

First big fly for backup catcher comes in huge situation

(Newser) - Wil Nieves hit his first major league homer, a two-run shot in the ninth inning, to give the Washington Nationals a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Nieves drove an 0-2 pitch from Chicago's Bob Howry (0-2) into the Washington bullpen in right field for the Nationals'... More »

Dempster Return to Rotation a Winner

Former closer solid as Cubs beat Brewers for first '08 win

(Newser) - Former closer Ryan Dempster was a winner in his return to the rotation, Aramis Ramirez homered and Alfonso Soriano had two RBIs Thursday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3. Moved back to the leadoff spot after hitting second the first two games, Soriano drew a bases-loaded walk... More »

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