Cubs starter Edwin Jackson was greeted by a chorus of boos after giving up five runs on four hits -- not even making it out of the first inning -- in Friday's 14-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Cubs saw ahead of the curve when they gave Jorge Soler a nine-year, $30 million major-league contract in 2012, and he's already proving why the Cubs made the right decision.
Cubs infielder Javier Baez is struggling in his first taste of the majors, but the Cubs are fine with that. In fact, the team says that's exactly what the uber-prospect needs.

Team talk

  • 2y
    MESA, Ariz. There are so many X-factors that will go into this before it really matters, but Cubs fans looking for signs of hope got one with the extra wild card. Theo Epstein isnt wishing for a championship. The front office will rely on the cold, hard logic of advanced...
  • 2y
    Behind all the buzz surrounding Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder stood Rodrigo Lopez who actually became one of the biggest off-season stories.
  • 2y
    Theo Epstein describes himself as a traditionalist when it comes to his views on baseball, but even he can't argue with the addition of one playoff team to each league. Maybe because he plans on taking full advantage of it.
  • 2y
    So much of the winter conversation was about when the Cubs would trade Matt Garza. But Theo Epstein doesn't want to do that, instead he hopes to be a buyer by the time the trade deadline rolls around.
  • 2y
    Going back to 1995, what would've changed if the current playoff format -- with two wild cards -- had been in place? For one, the Red Sox would've had the most to lose.
  • 2y
    Alfonso Soriano took the top spot in the lineup in an intra-squad scrimmage at Cubs camp. What is the possibility of manager Dale Sveum using Soriano as a leadoff in the future?
  • 2y
    The Cubs are hoping that Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro could be building blocks for Theo Epstein's front office and can anchor the team's infield for years to come.


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Team Schedule

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9/20vs. LAD10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 MST12:05 EST12:35 VEN21:05 UAE12:05 CT
9/21vs. LAD11:20 PT12:20 MT1:20 CT2:20 ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 MST1:20 EST1:50 VEN22:20 UAE1:20 CT
9/22vs. StL5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
9/23vs. StL5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
9/24vs. StL5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
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9/19vs. LADL 5-14
9/18vs. LADL 4-8
9/17vs. CinW 3-1
9/16vs. CinW 7-0
9/15vs. CinW 1-0
9/14PitL 3-7
9/13PitW 6-4
9/12PitL 3-7
9/10TorL 1-11
9/9TorL 2-9
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Injury Report

9/16A. AlcantaraRight wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/2S. CastroLeft ankle sprain - out 4-6 weeks (day-to-day)
8/27R. SweeneyStrained left hamstring (on 60-day DL)
8/26A. RizzoLeft game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23J. RuggianoLeft ankle surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
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Fri, Sep 19
Final123 456 789 RHE
LA DodgersLAD60200600014131
Chi CubsChC3000000025111
  W: C. Kershaw (20-3)   L: E. Jackson (6-15)
  LAD HR: Y. Puig (15) M. Kemp (22) A. Ellis 2 (3)
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Starlin Castro134528581543311465.292
Anthony Rizzo132494841382413173.279
Luis Valbuena141453641133041650.249

John Baker101.0001001.000.00
Neil Ramirez23.400470340.2511.55
Eric Jokisch00-30010.181.74
Pedro Strop24.333610257.0662.21
Kyle Hendricks72.7781212075.0432.28
Hector Rondon44.5005902558.1602.62
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