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What if James Shields wound up signing with the Cubs? Insider Patrick Mooney takes a look at how Theo Epstein and Co. almost landed the big-name starting pitcher alongside Jon Lester.
For all the analytics Cubs manager Joe Maddon relies on to help him with in-game decisions, he's making sure his hitters keep things simple at the plate and focus simply on hitting.
After suffering through multiple last place finishes, shortstop Starlin Castro is now in an unfamiliar position as he prepares for all the expectations the Cubs have in 2015.

Team talk

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    When Casey Coleman was told he'd be starting the season in Triple-A, he knew it would only be a matter of time before he got called back up. However, nobody thought the young hurler would be starting as soon as Sunday.
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    Jeff Baker had four hits and four RBIs Friday night as the Cubs beat the Brewers 7-4 to kick off the first road trip of the 2011 season in winning fashion. Matt Garza will take the hill for his second start as a Cub.
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    After a slight setback sending two pitchers to the DL, the Cubs hope they can get another stellar performance out of Jeff Baker and focus on their offensive strengths vs. the Brewers. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. on CSN.
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    Carlos Zambrano went six innings, allowing four runs and Jeff Baker had four RBIs on four hits, including two doubles and a homer to help the Cubs back over .500 and start the road trip off in winning fashion.
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    Alfonso Soriano recalls his first memory of Manny Ramirez and doesn't understand why the star slugger felt the need to use performance-enhancing drugs. The Cubs made a roster move after placing Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells on the disabled list.
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    Sunday, April 10, 2011 CSNChicago.com Pacers' Granger talks trash Danny Granger has is looking ahead to the Bulls-Pacers first-round playoff series, making a comment that will make him a marked man. "Boston's a different monster," Granger told the Indianapolis Star. "They...
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    Going for his seventh straight win at Miller Park, the Cubs will send Carlos Zambrano to the mound and hope their past success in Milwaukee will continue. Don't miss a pitch now on Comcast SportsNet Plus.

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Today's Poll

If the Cubs don't make the playoffs in 2015, it will be:
OK
55%
A disappointment
37%
A failure
8%

Team Schedule

Next Games
DateOppTime
3/5vs. Oak (p)12:05 PT1:05 MT2:05 CT3:05 ET15:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 CT
3/5SF (p)12:05 PT1:05 MT2:05 CT3:05 ET15:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 CT
3/6vs. Cin (p)12:05 PT1:05 MT2:05 CT3:05 ET15:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 CT
3/7Col (p)12:10 PT1:10 MT2:10 CT3:10 ET15:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)2:10 CT
3/8vs. Tex (p)1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 CT
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Injury Report

Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
9/16A. AlcantaraRight wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/2S. CastroLeft ankle sprain - out 4-6 weeks (day-to-day)
8/27R. Sweeneyoff 60-day DL
8/26A. RizzoLeft game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23J. Ruggianooff 60-day DL
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Scoreboard

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12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 PM CT  
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
Starlin Castro134528581543311465.292
Anthony Rizzo140524891502813278.286
Luis Valbuena149478681193341651.249

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
John Baker101.0001001.000.00
Neil Ramirez33.500500343.2531.44
Eric Jokisch00-41014.1101.88
Pedro Strop24.333650261.0712.21
Hector Rondon44.5006402963.1632.42
Kyle Hendricks72.7781313080.1472.46
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