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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 »

Zambrano Pitches Cubs Past Nationals

Lee drives in three runs and Chicago collects its first shutout

(Newser) - Carlos Zambrano pitched five-hit ball over seven innings, Derrek Lee drove in three runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 7-0 tonight. Zambrano (4-1) walked four and struck out five to improve to 86-56 for his career and help the Cubs snap a two-game skid. Since entering Chicago's... More »

Marquis' Arm, Lee's Bat Lead Cubs

Chicago beats Pittsburgh for an eighth straight time

(Newser) - Jason Marquis pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, Derrek Lee and Daryle Ward homered and the Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh 13-1 today for their eighth straight win over the Pirates. The Cubs are 5-0 against Pittsburgh this season. Marquis (1-0) won for the first time... More »

Lee's Homer Leads Cubs Past Reds in Baker's Return

Griffey Jr. slugs 595th HR in loss

(Newser) - Dusty Baker knew exactly what to look for when he returned to Wrigley Field. "The first thing you do when you get here, you check the wind," he said. It was blowing out. Derrek Lee hit a three-run homer and started a pivotal double play to help the... More »

Hamels Shuts Down Cubs to Lead Phillies

Feliz, Howard homer as Philadelphia gets back to .500

(Newser) - Cole Hamels allowed one hit over seven innings, Pedro Feliz and Ryan Howard hit two-run homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 last night. Derrek Lee's double with one out in the fourth was the only hit off Hamels. Relievers Ryan Madson and Clay Condrey each allowed... More »

Soto Powers Cubs Past Pirates

Big sixth inning seals sweep of Pittsburgh in 7-3 romp

(Newser) - Geovany Soto and Mike Fontenot hit two-run homers in Chicago's five-run sixth inning and the Cubs finished off a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh, winning 7-3 Thursday night to run their winning streak to five games. Soto had three extra-base hits, including two doubles, among his second career four-hit game. 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 »

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