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CHICAGO – Lost in the shuffle of the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday was the 20th save from former Rule-5 pickup Hector Rondon.
CHICAGO – After 11 innings from their relievers against the team with the best record in baseball, everybody in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen was walking tall Sunday, even the guy who nearly let it all get away.
MILWAUKEE – Kevin Gregg has provided some much needed stability to the ninth inning for the Chicago Cubs. However, picking up his 12th save in as many opportunities this season wasn’t the cake walk the previous 11 had been.
CHICAGO -- Losing in late-inning meltdowns, may be the most demoralizing circumstance for a baseball team to overcome. The Chicago Cubs have become experts in losing close games that should be going into the win column.
CHICAGO -– Carlos Marmol’s slow crawl out of the doghouse was halted Saturday by the type of regression that has become all too familiar for the right-hander.
CINCINNATI -- Michael Bowden became the fifth different pitcher to blow a save for the Chicago Cubs in their 5-4, 13-inning loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday -- and this one happened in dramatic fashion.
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs broke a four-game losing streak Tuesday, getting a late-inning rally and solid if not spectacular work by their newly configured bullpen in a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Chicago Cubs teammates came to the defense of relief pitcher Carlos Marmol after he was booed on two separate occasions in the Cubs home opening loss, 7-4, to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.
ATLANTA -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol will no longer close games, manager Dale Sveum announced on Sunday.Japanese import Kyuji Fujikawa will take over the role.
Carlos Marmol said he's glad to see the Cubs add Kyuji Fujikawa.
Michigan alum, who has been used exclusively as a reliever of late, is added to mix.
Club has an interest in re-signing Camp, its only major-league free agent.
Pitching staff has a long way to go if Cubs want "foundation for sustained success."
Cubs claim former first-round draft pick off waivers from Minnesota Twins.