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Cards take Jackson and the series in Busch

Like the heavy weight fight last night, this afternoon’s game between the Cubs and Cardinals slugged back and forth with each other as rivals naturally do. Home field advantage came into play with the Cardinals, as they took advantage of the Cubs and taking their first match up of the season in the rivalry. The Cubs started Edwin Jackson to go against the Cards and earned his first loss of the season lasting through six giving away 8 hits, 4 runs, and 5 strikeouts. Cubs drew blood first against the Cardinals in the top of the first with a home run by Anthony Rizzo and bringing in Justin Ruggiano. After the Cardinals took a hold of the lead, Welington Castillo tied the game when he singled to bring in Junior Lake in the top of the fourth, however, the Cardinals took the lead in the same inning and increased their lead as the game went on. The Cubs would score again in the top of the ninth with Mike Olt hitting a single and bring in Junior Lake. Final score of the game was 4-6, Cardinals.

Cubs continue their road trip to play their first inter league series of the season against the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium. Cubs most winning pitcher, Jason Hammel will go against MLB rookie Mashario Tanaka. The Cubs were $5 million short of signing Tanaka compared to the contract the Yankees offered at $155 million. First pitch is at 7:05 PM (Eastern) on Tuesday.

Bonus gif! Anthony Rizzo is much delighted by Welington’s homer.

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After the Cubs bullpen blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th, Welington Castillo steps it up two innings later and hits a three run dinger to give the Cubs a 6-3 edge and the victory over the Cardinals.

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Apr 13th at 9AM / via: dailyrizzo / op: cubbiegifs / tagged: Welington Castillo. Chicago Cubs. / reblog / 38 notes

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Apr 13th at 9AM / via: wuuuuuut / op: mlbedits / tagged: Carlos Villanueva. Chicago Cubs. / reblog / 66 notes
this-day-in-baseball:

April 13, 1963 Pete Rose hits a triple off Pirates pitcher Bob Friend for his first major league hit. On the same date 21 years later, Rose will collect his 4,000th hit off Phillies pitcher Jerry Koosman, becoming the first National League player to reach the milestone.

The Original Cub Killer

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this-day-in-baseball:

April 13, 1963
Pete Rose hits a triple off Pirates pitcher Bob Friend for his first major league hit. On the same date 21 years later, Rose will collect his 4,000th hit off Phillies pitcher Jerry Koosman, becoming the first National League player to reach the milestone.

The Original Cub Killer

Cards hit Cubs back hard to even series

If there was any time to be thankful that Carlos Villanueva was heading back to the bullpen, it would be now. After having a horrible start, Villanueva only lasting three innings and gave away 10 hits, 9 runs, and only 2 strikeouts to the Cardinals. Chris Rusin, who has returned from rehab in the minors, had to relieve Villanueva and pitched for the remainder of the game. Now that Rusin is back in the rotation, Carlos Villanueva can work on shaping up the bullpen some. The Cubs were leading only once during the game, in the top of the first when Junior Lake teed off Adam Wainwright to start off the game. By the second inning, the Cardinals regained the lead with four runs. In the top of the fourth, Starlin Castro grounded out to bring in Anthony Rizzo to halve the lead, but it wasn’t enough. The rival Red Birds had nine runs by the time Nate Schierholtz doubled out to bring in Luis Valbuena in the top of the sixth, followed by Ryan Sweeney doing the same thing to bring in Schierholtz. Cubs carried their biggest loss of the season to the Cardinals, losing 4-10.

The Cubs still aim to take their first series this season and look to take it from their rival St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium. Edwin Jackson will have the start for the Cubs against sensational Michael Wacha for the Cardinals, who will throw the first pitch at 2:15 PM (Eastern).

if this doesn’t describe your life as a Cubs’ fan, you’re lying to yourself.

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if this doesn’t describe your life as a Cubs’ fan, you’re lying to yourself.

Castillo makes up big time against rival Cardinals

It’s easy to be remembered for your mistakes in a game, but no one ever forgets when you make the comeback. Welington Castillo allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth with the game in the bag for the Cubs, followed by the ailing performance of the bullpen from Jose Veras. As the game went to extra innings, Castilo hit a 3-run home run to bring home Nate Schierholtz and Starling Castro to assure an upset their all time rival St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium. Jeff Samardzija looked to have his first win of the season, but instead got another quality start. He tossed the game for seven innings and put away 6 hits, 1 run, and 4 strikeouts. Cubs first scored in the seventh with an RBI hit by Ryan Sweeney to bring in Anthony Rizzo. The next inning, Rizzo hit a sac fly to bring in Jason Ruggiano and then a hit by Nate Schierholtz to bring in Mike Olt. As Samardzija looked like the promising pitcher to win, it was Veras who blew the save to tie the game back up. Cubs finished in eleven innings with the winning score 6-3.

Cubs look to take another win tomorrow in Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals. Carlos Villanueva will get his second start of the season for the Cubs. First pitch will be at 2:15 PM (Eastern) by Cardinal’s pitcher Adam Wainwright.

WHY CAN’T WE EVER HAVE A DESCENT CLOSER?!

FOR THE LOVE THAT IS ALL AND HOLY, DITKA, WHY?!?

Apr 11th at 11PM / tagged: chicago cubs. closer. pitching. why. damn it. / reblog / 6 notes