Cubs look to sweep Reds

Begin series against Mets Tomorrow

The Chicago Cubs (50-26 1st NL Central) are looking to take the final game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds after taking games one  11-8 and last nights hard earned 15-inning 7-2 win off a Javier Baez Grand Slam.

“The grand slam obviously was huge just to really build that cushion to permit us to more comfortably go into that last inning, because I had no idea what was going on,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

The series against the Reds ends today and the Cubbies will be heading back home to take on the New York Mets in a four game series that will last through the holiday weekend.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cubs tomorrow!!

 

Cubs still in command of NL Central

The Chicago Cubs (14-5, 1st place NL Central) rebounded from a 14-5 thrashing at  the hands of the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday with a 5-0 shutout Sunday before jetting out of town and back home.

The Cubs will now host the Milwaukee Brewers (8-11, 5th place NL Central) for a three game stand followed up with a series against the Atlanta Braves.  The extended home games will give the team an opportunity to feel out their new clubhouse, a 30, 000 foot palace, which they have not had much time to enjoy.

“It’s like we’ve never been there,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said about playing at Wrigley Field. “It’s like we saw the clubhouse briefly, and we left. You combine Spring Training and one week at home, it’s been a long time.”

Starting tonight’s game for the Cubs will be Kyle Hendrix (4-1, 1.45 ERA) and Jimmy Nelson (0-3, 3.60 ERA) for the Brewers.  Also, expect Dexter Fowler, who had a couple days off,  back in the lineup tonight.

“Dexter is playing so well.” Madden said.  “I did not want to run him into the ground.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get out and enjoy the weather, the Cubs and the return of Major League Baseball!

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Cubs looking to sweep Pirates

The Chicago Cubs have been on a little bit of a roll as of late, beating the Reds in two games and matching the same against the Pirates with a chance to sweep tonight at home.

The 6-2 win last night was the 4th straight win for the Cubs and were led by Dexter Fowler and Travis Wood as the Cubbies scored six runs while sitting on two outs.

“I love two-out runs,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “They really hurt the other side badly. Conversely, when it happens to you, you’re constantly [thinking], ‘Can we make a better pitch right there? Did we call the right pitch right there? Did we execute the pitch right there?’ The two-strike knocks can really bum you out a little bit. When you get them, there’s nothing more glorious than that.”

The Cubs have the opportunity to sweep the Pirates tonight at 7:05. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get out to the ballpark and support your Chicago Cubs.

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Winning streak continues against the Reds

After taking two of three games against the Colorado Rockies last week, the Cubs have taken game one of three against the Cincinnati Reds, 6-7.

The Cubs rallied late once again, this time behind Jorge Soler and Arismendy Alcantara, the latter delivering a walk off RBI Single with one out in the 10th inning.

“When you start doing things like this, you believe you can win late, and that’s really important,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “It’s also really important to feel you can come from behind, which we’ve done two days in a row late. Those are two of the best things you can possibly get across to a young team. Yes, I’ve enjoyed it.”

The three game stand continues tonight with game two tonight at 7pm.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!