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Cubs shoot down Posey, Giants with home runs

Cubs shoot down Posey, Giants with home runs

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Aug 31, 2012
Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer that landed on Waveland Avenue and Anthony Rizzo added a solo shot, helping Chris Volstad and the Chicago Cubs beat the weary San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday.
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  • Cubs' bats stay hot as Volstad bests Bumgarner

    Cubs' bats stay hot as Volstad bests Bumgarner

    MLB.com Aug 31, 2012
    Alfonso Soriano and Anthony Rizzo went deep while Chris Volstad submitted his second straight strong outing to lead the Cubs to a 6-4 win over the Giants on Friday at Wrigley Field.
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  • Cubs recall Beliveau; more moves coming Saturday

    Cubs recall Beliveau; more moves coming Saturday

    MLB.com Aug 31, 2012
    The Cubs recalled reliever Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Iowa on Friday to take pitcher Brooks Raley's spot on the roster.
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  • MLB Notebook: Seven is Lucroy's lucky number

    MLB Notebook: Seven is Lucroy's lucky number

    MLB.com Aug 31, 2012
    With his seven RBIs vs. the Cubs on Thursday, Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy became the first catcher in the live-ball era to knock in seven runs in a game twice in a season.
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  • Amobi Okoye close to signing deal with Chicago Bears

    Aug 31
    Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday morning, is finalizing a deal to sign with the Chicago Bears, a source confirmed.