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Another fine Villanueva outing leads to a Cubs win

Another fine Villanueva outing leads to a Cubs win

MLB.com Updated Apr 18, 2013
Anthony Rizzo and Alfonso Soriano became the first Cubs to hit back-to-back home runs this season and Carlos Villanueva turned in another fine outing for Chicago's rotation in a 6-2 win against the Rangers at soggy Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Cubs tally rain-soaked win against Rangers

    Cubs tally rain-soaked win against Rangers

    ESPN.com Apr 18, 2013
    Alfonso Soriano hit his first home run of the season, Anthony Rizzo also homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Thursday at a soggy Wrigley Field.
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  • Burgos to join rotation; Fiers sent out

    Burgos to join rotation; Fiers sent out

    MLB.com Apr 18, 2013
    The Brewers optioned Mike Fiers back to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday and will take a look at right-hander Hiram Burgos, the club's reigning Minor League pitcher of the year who will make his Major League debut with a Saturday start against the Cubs.
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  • Video - Soriano, Rizzo Homer In Cubs' Win 00:31

    Soriano, Rizzo Homer In Cubs' Win

    Apr 18
    Alfonso Soriano hit his first home run of the season and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run shot to lead the Cubs past the Rangers 6-2.

Sports Columnists

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    Apr 18
    There will always be differing opinions on what makes for must-see TV, but now that the 2013 NFL schedule is ours for the anticipating, here are the 17 games in the league's 17-week regular season that I can't wait to see.
  • NFL - These matchups highlight 2013 schedule

    Apr 18
    Both new and old rivalries dot an exciting 2013 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
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    Apr 18
    The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Pistons oust coach Frank after two seasons

    Apr 18
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