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    Cubs lose big early lead and fall to Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double to cap a four-run seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-9 on Monday night for their seventh straight win. Mark Reynolds started the comeback for the NL Central leaders, who trailed 5-0 in the first, with his fourth career grand slam in the bottom of the inning. The Cardinals improved to 19-6 for the franchise’s best start since 1900. Miguel Socolovich (2-0) […]

  • Butler, Rose looking forward to challenge presented by James and the Cavs

    The Chicago Bulls visit LeBron James in Cleveland for the start of the second round of the NBA playorrs tonight. The Bulls are relatively healthy while the Cavaliers will be short- handed. Kevin Love is out for the series with a shoulder injury and J.R. Smoth is suspended for the first two games. Tipoff is 6 p.m. At this morning’s shootaround, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler doesn’t sound like he’ll be intimidated as he gets ready to match-up with LeBron James […]

  • Blackhawks take Game 2, lead series 2-0

    The Wild’s playoff victory drought in Chicago continued Sunday as the Blackhawks won Game 2 4-1 to take a 2-0 series lead.  The Wild have now lost eight straight playoff games at the United Center. After a scoreless 1st period the Blackhawks got a short-handed goal from Jonathan Toews with just over seven minutes left in the 2nd.  Patrick Kane then got a great feed from Duncan Keith and scored with about :20 left in the 2nd to give the […]

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Patrick Kane celebrates his empty net goal with Patrick Sharp and Antoine Vermette in the third period.)

    Kane leads Blackhawks past Wild 4-1 in Game 2

    CHICAGO – The Wild’s playoff victory drought in Chicago continued Sunday as the Blackhawks won Game 2 4-1 to take a 2-0 series lead.  The Wild have now lost eight straight playoff games at the United Center. After a scoreless 1st period the Blackhawks got a short-handed goal from Jonathan Toews with just over seven minutes left in the 2nd.  Patrick Kane then got a great feed from Duncan Keith and scored with about :20 left in the 2nd to […]

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    Cubs lose game and series to Brewers

      By Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Looking at the bigger picture, the Cubs had hoped to forget Saturday’s abysmal loss to the Brewers by capturing the three-game series on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Jason Hammel (2-1, 3.55) had the starting nod for the Cubs, who had sought their fourth straight series win. The Cubs entered the game in second place in the NL Central, 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Cardinals. Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the […]

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    White Sox commit 4 errors, get swept by Twins 13-3

    By Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Plouffe hit his first career grand slam, and the Twins completed a four-game series sweep of the White Sox with a 13-3 victory on Sunday afternoon at Target Field. Sox left-hander John Danks gave up seven runs in the third inning, including the Plouffe homer, but only three were earned following two errors on Danks. At the plate Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey hit three Sox batters in the fourth inning, including Geovany […]

  • Len Kasper sits down with Cubs rookie Addison Russell

    Len Kasper sits down with Cubs rookie Addison Russell before Sunday’s game.

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    Orioles beat White Sox with no one watching

    By Colleen Kane Chicago Tribune BALTIMORE – The crack of Chris Davis hitting a three-run homer in the first inning Wednesday afternoon at Camden Yards was not accompanied by the roar of the crowd but a single voice. “Goodbye! Home run,” Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne said from his booth. His voice carried out over the nearly 46,000 empty seats as muted cheers bounced back from onlookers peeking into the private game through an outfield fence. The White Sox and Orioles […]

  • Ventura talks about playing in an empty Camden Yards

    White Sox Manager Robin Ventura talks about playing in an empty Camden Yards Wednesday afternoon.  Ventura said the atmosphere reminded him of a few games from back in his playing days.

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