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8/30/2014 | Three homers back Doubront's sharp debut

Logan Watkins hit his first Major League home run one day after his 25th birthday and Chris Valaika followed with his second this season, while Starlin Castro matched his personal high with his 14th homer to power the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals. Felix Doubront gave up one run in seven innings in his first Cubs start.

8/30/2014 | Overturned call gives Cubs run vs. Cards

Umpires reviewed a potential violation of Rule 7.13, which resulted in the Cubs getting a run in the first game of a twin bill against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Saturday.

8/30/2014 | Heavy-hearted Starlin seeks to set example

Starlin Castro is only 24, but he knows he's expected to be a role model for the young Cubs. It's just been difficult for him after losing four loved ones, whom he now uses as motivation.

8/30/2014 | Cubs following plan to be careful with Soler

Jorge Soler did not start the first game of the Cubs' doubleheader against the Cardinals, part of the team's plan to be careful with the outfielder, who was bothered earlier this season by leg injuries.

8/30/2014 | Rizzo resting through weekend with back issue

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not expected to play this weekend against the Cardinals because of lingering tightness in his lower back.

8/30/2014 | Cards call Masterson in twin bill opener

Justin Masterson will take the hill for the Cardinals in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Cubs, who will counter with Felix Doubront. Doubront will be making his debut for the North Siders.

8/29/2014 | Soler homers twice as Cubs thump Cardinals

Jorge Soler had two home runs in his third career game and Javier Baez gave the Cubs the lead with a two-run double as Chicago's rookies stole the spotlight in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals on Friday night in St. Louis.

8/29/2014 | Cubs likely to finish '14 with six-man rotation

The Cubs want to take advantage of the final month to get a look at pitchers Felix Doubront and Jacob Turner, and will likely go to a six-man rotation, general manager Jed Hoyer said Friday.

8/29/2014 | Ruggiano done for season after ankle surgery

Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is done for the season after undergoing surgical debridement on his left ankle, an arthroscopic procedure that removes dead or damaged tissue.

8/29/2014 | Bryant will not join Cubs when rosters expand

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer repeated Friday that Kris Bryant, the club's No. 1 prospect, will finish his season at Triple-A Iowa and not be one of the players added when big league rosters expand on Monday.

8/29/2014 | Rizzo sits for third straight game with tight back

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who had hoped to return for the start of the Cardinals series on Friday night, did not start for a third straight game because of tightness in his lower back.

8/29/2014 | Cubs to begin homestand with JRW celebration

The Cubs will salute the Jackie Robinson West Little League team on Monday at Wrigley Field. The Chicago team, which won the U.S. Little League championship and finished second in the world championship to Seoul, South Korea, will meet some of the Cubs players during batting practice before their game against the Brewers.

8/28/2014 | Coghlan tossed for arguing after strikeout

Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan was ejected in the fifth inning Thursday for arguing a called third strike with home-plate umpire Ben May.

8/28/2014 | Recovering from back injury, Rizzo out of lineup again

Anthony Rizzo did not start for a second straight day Thursday because of tightness in his lower back, but he hopes to return to the Cubs' lineup for the start of a three-game series against the Cardinals.

8/28/2014 | Soler's first game, homer brings 'exciting news'

Jorge Soler did get the ball from his first big league home run. And he got rave reviews from his Cubs teammates, including slugger Anthony Rizzo.

8/28/2014 | Coghlan imparts wisdom to rookies Baez, Soler

Former National League Rookie of the Year Award winner Chris Coghlan didn't make a splash in his Major League debut as Jorge Soler or Javier Baez did, but he learned from it.

8/28/2014 | Offense can't find groove in Arrieta's brief outing

Jake Arrieta took the loss in his shortest outing since May 13, and the Chicago dropped the series in a 7-2 loss to Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon.

8/28/2014 | Armed with Axelrod, Reds go for series win vs. Cubs

After a strong effort in his first Major League start of 2014, Dylan Axelrod will be recalled to help the Reds continue their dominant season over the Cubs, against whom they are 10-5. Chicago will counter with Jake Arrieta, who looks to continue a stellar season.

8/27/2014 | Soler goes deep, aids late rally that falls short

Jorge Soler's impressive home run wasn't enough as the Cubs came up short in a 7-5 loss to the Reds. Skip Schumaker drove in two runs to back Mat Latos, who struck out 10 over seven-plus innings, to lead the Reds, who have a 10-5 lead in the season series against the Cubs.

8/27/2014 | Cubs win challenge on safe call at first base

Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a safe call at first base in the fifth inning against the Reds, and it was overturned, denying Kris Negron of an infield hit.

8/27/2014 | First homer, no waiting: Soler arrives with a bang

Jorge Soler homered in his first at-bat in the second inning of the Cubs' 7-5 loss to the Reds, hitting a 423-foot blast to center off starter Mat Latos. He's the first Cubs player to hit a home run in his first at-bat since Starlin Castro did so May 7, 2010, also at Great American Ball Park.

8/27/2014 | Chicago holds parade for Jackie Robinson West

Jackie Robinson West's run in the Little League World Series culminated Wednesday with a nearly four-hour parade that weaved through roughly 100 blocks of Chicago.

8/27/2014 | Part of rally, Epstein lauds JRW, organizers

Who's the best baseball team in the city of Chicago? It could be the Jackie Robinson West team, which won the U.S. title in the Little League World Series and was celebrated with a parade in Chicago on Wednesday.

8/27/2014 | Sweeney, Ruggiano to DL; Watkins recalled

The Cubs placed outfielders Ryan Sweeney and Justin Ruggiano on the disabled list, and the team was still testing the two players to determine if either injury is season ending.

8/27/2014 | Tight lower back keeps Rizzo out of starting lineup

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo did not start Wednesday because of lower back tightness, which had forced him out of Tuesday's game. Manager Rick Renteria said Rizzo would receive treatment Wednesday, and he could be back in the lineup Thursday.

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