Coghlan's HR leads Cubs to 7-3 win over Dodgers
"I've got to do a better job of keeping the team ... Beckett said after his first start against the Cubs since August 2005. "Physically, I'm able to pitch. I'm not worried about my hip. I felt better today, but the results are just as (poor).
Cubs vs. Dodgers Preview, Sunday 8/3, 3:10 CT
Obviously, this reflects the Cubs being a poor team and the Dodgers being a good team in that time span. It does ... starting to play better, and they can help put a dent in the Dodgers' postseason hopes with a win this afternoon. Here are today's particulars.
Cubs honor Soler, Tseng for July dominance
The Cubs are hoping to see all the good things Baez can do, but also are quick to caution that there may be some growing pains. Baez, 21, made his Major League debut Tuesday, batting second and playing second ... "He came in today and said he's ready ...
Cubs broadcast: Baez a smash hit in debut, and so are Kasper and Deshaies
“Yup, that was me earlier today,” Deshaies says, playing along. The shot of Red Rocks cuts ... He strikes out again, to go to 0-for-5. The Cubs score in the 11th, and so do the Rockies, so the game is 5-5 going to the 12th inning.
Cubs position players over pitching plan is intriguing
Cubs prospect Javier Baez got ... Most of all, though, loading up on position-playing prospects instead of tying their fate to possibly-fragile arms seems the safe, smart thing to do, in light of today's climate. It'll be interesting to see how it unfolds ...