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Rizzo, Soler spark Cubs in 9-5 win over Brewers

Rizzo, Soler spark Cubs in 9-5 win over Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs haven't played meaningful baseball in September for a while. But now that they are, confidence isn't at a shortage.

Anthony Rizzo had three hits & scored three runs, Jorge Soler hit a pinch-hit, 3-run homer & the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Monday night.

The Cubs inched closer to a NL playoff berth as their magic number to clinch fell to four. Chicago, which last made the playoffs in 2008, entered Monday two games behind Pittsburgh for the first wild card berth & has now won six of seven, playing well when it matters.

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Cubs activate Jorge Soler from 15-day disabled list

Cubs activate Jorge Soler from 15-day disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie right fielder Jorge Soler has been activated by the Chicago Cubs from the 15-day disabled list.

Soler had been out since Aug 24 with a strained left side. He was not in the starting lineup Thursday when the Cubs played the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had been on a rehab assignment with high Class A Myrtle Beach.

In 90 games, Soler is hitting .265 with seven home runs.

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Cubs place Soler, Motte on 15-day DL

Cubs place Soler, Motte on 15-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Jorge Soler & right-handed reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list on Monday.

The Cubs recalled infielder Tommy La Stella & lefty Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa in time for Monday's makeup game against the Cleveland Indians. La Stella was in the starting lineup at second base & batted sixth.

Soler, batting .265 with seven homers & 42 RBIs, has a left oblique strain & could miss up to a month. Motte, 8-1 with a 3.91 ERA & six saves, has a right shoulder strain & won't throw for seven to 10 days.

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Cubs place Soler, Motte on 15-day DL

Cubs place Soler, Motte on 15-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder Jorge Soler & right-handed reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list.

The Cubs recalled infielder Tommy La Stella & lefty Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa in time for Monday's makeup game against the Cleveland Indians.

Soler, batting .265 with seven homers & 42 RBIs, has a left oblique strain & could miss up to a month. Motte, 8-1 with a 3.91 ERA & six saves, has a right shoulder strain & won't throw for seven to 10 days.

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Montero, Soler homer in 8th to lift Cubs over Braves 9-7

Montero, Soler homer in 8th to lift Cubs over Braves 9-7

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs cashed in on one of the breezy quirks of their home ballpark Saturday.

Miguel Montero & Jorge Soler broke a tie with back-to-back solo homers to start the eighth inning, & the Cubs overcame homers from both sides of the plate by Nick Swisher in a 9-7, comeback win against the Atlanta Braves – their third straight.

Montero & Soler both lofted balls into the left field basket off former Cub Edwin Jackson (2-2), sending Atlanta to its sixth straight loss.

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Rizzo, Soler drive in 2 as surging Cubs beat Brewers 6-3

Rizzo, Soler drive in 2 as surging Cubs beat Brewers 6-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo & Jorge Soler each drove in two runs, Dan Haren picked up his first victory for the Cubs & Chicago won for the 11th time in 12 games, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Tuesday night.

The Brewers, last in the NL Central, announced earlier in the day Doug Melvin is moving into an advisory role after 13 years as general manager.

The Cubs, meanwhile, continue to roll.

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Schwarber continues surge, Cubs beat Giants 7-3

Schwarber continues surge, Cubs beat Giants 7-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Kyle Schwarber continued his surge with two hits & two RBIs to back Jon Lester, & the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 for their eighth win in nine games Friday.

Schwarber, who homered the previous two games, moreover scored two runs to assist put the Cubs 1 1/2 games ahead of San Francisco for the second wild card. They moreover moved 12 games over .500 for the first time since the 2008 NL Central championship season.

Schwarber doubled & scored in the first, then drove in two & came around in the fifth. The Cubs scored five in that inning to break open a 1-1 game.

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Arrieta, Rizzo leads Cubs over Pirates 5-0

Arrieta, Rizzo leads Cubs over Pirates 5-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs, who start four rookies most days, haven't been in a pennant race since 2008.

However, instead of being nervous, the young Cubs are enjoying the moment.

Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits & the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

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Arrieta, Rizzo leads Cubs over Pirates 5-0

Arrieta, Rizzo leads Cubs over Pirates 5-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs, who start four rookies most days, haven't been in a pennant race since 2008.

However, instead of being nervous, the young Cubs are enjoying the moment.

Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits & the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

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Arrieta, Rizzo leads Cubs over Pirates 5-0

Arrieta, Rizzo leads Cubs over Pirates 5-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs, who start four rookies most days, haven't been in a pennant race since 2008.

However, instead of being nervous, the young Cubs are enjoying the moment.

Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits & the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

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