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Marquis leading stellar Rockies staff: Veteran right-hander Jason Marquis has been the anchor on a solid Rockies pitching staff this season, having set the standard early when the team was struggling, and spread his attitude and approach to the rest of the staff over the course of the season.
Top of order leads Rockies in slugfest: Dexter Fowler was 4-for-5 with three doubles on his return to the lineup, Clint Barmes homered and drove in three and Troy Tulowitzki went deep as the Rockies rolled over the Pirates, 10-1, on Thursday to give Jason Marquis win No. 13.
Reds cautious with Rolen's return: The Reds are taking a safe approach with Scott Rolen as their newly acquired third baseman recovers from being hit in the head by a pitch thrown by Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis.
Major League leader Marquis wins 12th: The Rockies scored four runs in the sixth inning to run away with a 6-1 victory on Sunday against the Padres at PETCO Park, as Jason Marquis took the big league lead in victories with 12.
Rockies' Marquis wins major league-leading 11th game: Jason Marquis pitched eight innings for his major league-leading 11th win and Todd Helton's RBI double in the first provided the only run the Colorado Rockies needed in a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Marquis keeps Pirates grounded: Jason Marquis forced 20 groundouts while dominating the Pirates as the Rockies won for the 14th time in their last 15 games, 7-3, at Coors Field.
Marquis leads Rockies to 14th win in 15 games: Jason Marquis shut down the Pirates with a masterful mix of sinkers and sliders over 8 2-3 innings and the Colorado Rockies beat Pittsburgh 7-3 Friday night for their 14th win in 15 games.
Marquis sharp as Rox sweep Cards: Jason Marquis held the Cardinals to two runs in 6 2/3 innings for his league-leading eighth win, 5-2, as the Rockies completed a four-game sweep at Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon.
Daily Pitch: Rockies make U-turn toward top: It's difficult to find a more unlikely league leader than Jason Marquis. But the Colorado Rockies pitcher has eight victories, most in the National League, after a 5-2 victory Monday that completed something every bit as unexpected, a four-game sweep at St. Louis.
Last-place Rockies win fifth straight, sweep Cards: Jason Marquis took the NL lead with his eighth win and Troy Tulowitzki homered for the first time in nearly a month, helping the Colorado Rockies complete their first sweep in St. Louis with a 5-2 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
Marquis takes NL-best 8th win as Rockies sweep:
Jason Marquis took the NL lead with his eighth win and Troy Tulowitzki homered for the first time in nearly a month.
Marquis sharp as Rockies win first game in post-Hurdle era: A new skipper rekindled the Colorado Rockies. Jason Marquis pitched eight sharp innings, making Jim Tracy's debut as the Rockies manager a success in a 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Rockies win as Marquis outduels Lowe: Jason Marquis worked out of a fourth-inning jam and gave up just one run in eight innings Monday, and Todd Helton and Dexter Fowler had RBIs, as the Rockies beat the Braves, 5-1.
Marquis' return to Chicago leads to Rockies win over Cubs: Jason Marquis hit a two-run single off Rich Harden to put Colorado ahead against his former team, then pitched the Rockies over the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Wednesday.
NL CENTRAL PREVIEW In predicted order of finish: 1. Chicago Cubs Last year: 97-64, 1st. What's new: Milton Bradley will test his temper in Wrigleyville. Mark DeRosa, Jason Marquis and Kerry Wood are gone. At bat: The offense led the NL in runs and had five players with 20-plus homers, including Derrek Lee...
Cubs consider options for fifth starter: The Cubs have a rotation spot to fill after the trade of Jason Marquis, and despite rekindling Jake Peavy rumors, Chicago could stay in-house.
Marquis brings winning aura to Rox: Jason Marquis has been around a lot of winning, so if there is any magic dust that comes from being a part of all that success, Marquis would be covered in it. In Marquis, the Rockies have a player who speaks their language and knows how to put it into action.
Cubs finalize Marquis-Vizcaino swap: The Cubs continued their offseason restructuring on Tuesday, sending pitcher Jason Marquis to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for reliever Luis Vizcaino.
Rockies get Marquis from Cubs: DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies added depth to their rotation, acquiring durable right-hander Jason Marquis from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday for reliever Luis Vizcaino.... The 30-year-old Marquis was 11-9 with a 4.53 ERA last season for the NL Central champion Cubs. The Rockies also receive cash as part of the deal.... Colorado has a solid core of starters in Aaron Cook, Jeff Francis and Ubaldo Jimenez....
Rockies bolster rotation, get Marquis from Cubs: The Colorado Rockies have bolstered their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jason Marquis from the Chicago Cubs for reliever Luis Vizcaino.
Rockies bolster rotation with Cubs' Marquis: The Rockies have bolstered their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jason Marquis from the Cubs for reliever Luis Vizcaino.
Cubs trade RHP Marquis to Rockies (AP):
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The Colorado Rockies added depth to their rotation, acquiring durable right-hander Jason Marquis from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday for reliever Luis Vizcaino. The 30-year-old Marquis was 11-9 with a 4.53 ERA last season for the NL Central champion Cubs. The Rockies also receive cash as part of the deal.
Marquis deal may be finalized Tuesday: The Cubs were expected Tuesday to finalize the deal with Colorado and send pitcher Jason Marquis to the Rockies in exchange for reliever Luis Vizcaino.
Marquis deal would add depth to Rox: According to multiple reports, the Rockies have agreed to trade right-handed reliever Luis Vizcaino to the Cubs for veteran righty Jason Marquis. The teams have not made any official comment, and no announcement is expected until next week.
Cubs may deal Marquis for Vizcaino: The Cubs are nearing their offseason objective to shed Jason Marquis and his salary, being on the verge of dealing the right-hander to the Rockies for righty reliever Luis Vizcaino, according to multiple reports.
Sources: Rockies close to acquiring Marquis: Sources tell ESPN that the Cubs and the Rockies are close to finalizing a trade that would send the right-handed Jason Marquis to Colorado for right-handed reliever Luis Vizcaino.
Cubs eye Bradley, could move Marquis: Free agent Milton Bradley fits the Cubs' need for a lefty bat in the outfield, but they may need to unload Jason Marquis' contract first to trim salary.
Cubs, Mets may be discussing Marquis: With the Jake Peavy trade off the table, the Cubs reportedly are discussing moving Jason Marquis to the Mets. According to SI.com, the Cubs are offering to pay some of Marquis' $9.875 million salary for 2009 to make the deal happen. The report did not reveal whom the Cubs would receive in return.
Time to choose sides for baseball playoffs:
The postseason is almost here for Major League Baseball. And for the ninth straight year the Rangers won’t be part of the festivities. If you’re looking for a team to pull for in the playoffs, here’s a look at the pros and cons for each of the seven teams to have already qualified for the postseason:Chicago CubsReason to root for:If you’re the type who likes to see long-suffering groups of whiners get relief, you’ll probably be rooting for Chicago.Player to root for:Derrek Lee. He’s a class act and an underrated player with a solid all-around skill set.Reason to root against:If they win, you’ll never hear the end of it from their omnipresent, overbearing fans.Player to hate:Jason Marquis. The mediocre starting pitcher thought it was"ridiculous"that the Astros didn’t immediately agree to play hurricane-postponed games at a neutral site. You willing to leave your family behind in a hurricane, Jason?Los Angeles DodgersReason to root for:Joe Torre can really stick it to the Yankees if the Dodgers win. His former employers are already whining that LA made the playoffs with a worse record than New York.Player to like:Clayton Kershaw. The rookie left-hander from Highland Park is a YouTube phenomenon. It’s worth tuning in to see his curveball alone.Reason to root against:There’s no justice in the world if Chan Ho Park can win a World Series ring.Player to hate:Manny Ramirez. He pouted his way out of Boston with his"knee injury."Surly second baseman Jeff Kent deserves a dishonorable mention.Philadelphia PhilliesReason to root for:Maybe if the city of Philadelphia wins a championship, they’ll drop the"woe is me"act.Player to like:Chase Utley. He’s the best at his position and by all accounts a good guy.Reason to root against:Philadelphia fans will be the first to tell you how mean and nasty they are. If the shoe was on the other foot, they wouldn’t be rooting for your team.Player to hate:Brett Myers. Let’s just say he’s had a few anger management issues in the past and there’s no reason to root for a guy like that.Milwaukee BrewersReason to root for:They’ve made smart draft choices and (mostly) smart acquisitions.Player to root for:Ryan Braun. The reigning Rookie of the Year had a solid second season and is poised to have a great career.Reason to root against:They overreacted in firing manager Ned Yost just before the end of the season, and it’s tough to root for an organization that can’t manage itself.
Piniella lays out NLDS bullpen blueprint: Manager Lou Piniella isn't set on which pitchers will be in his 'pen when the Cubs open the NLDS, but Bob Howry, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Marquis will be three of them.
Marquis simply grand in win over Mets: Jason Marquis drove in a career-high five RBIs, including four on his first grand slam, and Derrek Lee joined the Cubs' 20-homer club in a 9-5 victory over the Mets.
Mets slammed by opposing pitchers: Jason Marquis' grand slam off Jonathon Niese was the second allowed to an opposing pitcher by the Mets this season, making them the first team to do so since the 1977 Cubs. On June 24, the Mariners' Felix Hernandez launched a four-run shot off Oliver Perez. It was also the third in two years, as Dontrelle Willis hit one at Shea on July 7, 2006, while with the Marlins.
Cubs 9, Mets 5: Homestretch at Shea Starts With Loss: Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis hit a grand slam off the Mets rookie Jon Niese as the Mets continued their slide.
NYT>Baseball: Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis hit a grand slam off the Mets rookie Jon Niese as the Mets continued their slide.
Hunt for October: Cubs remain hot, Mets keep sliding: Jason Marquis became the second pitcher to hit a grand slam against the Mets this season, and the Chicago Cubs clinched home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs with a 9-5 victory ...
Cubs clinch home field in NL, beat Mets (AP):
Chicago Cubs' Felix Pie, center, passes closer Kerry Wood, as they, Kosuke Fukudome, right, Derrek Lee, second from right, celebrate the Cubs' 9-5 victory over the New York Mets in a baseball game at Shea Stadium in New York, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. At left is Carlos Zambrano. " align="left" border="0">
If the New York Mets miss the playoffs after another late collapse, they'll look back and bemoan a pair of improbable homers that contributed to their demise. Jason Marquis became the second pitcher to hit a grand slam against the Mets this season, and the Chicago Cubs clinched home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs with a 9-5 victory Monday night that damaged New York's postseason...
THE PLAYOFF RACE: Cubs (94-60) at Mets (86-69)Tonight: Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (1-0, 4.09) vs. Cubs RHP Jason Marquis (10-9, 4.39)Tomorrow: Mets LHP Johan Santana (14-7, 2.65) vs. Cubs RHP Rich Harden (10-2, 2.03)
Cubs sweep Pirates with shutout: Starters Jason Marquis and Zach Duke moved swiftly through the first six innings, giving up no runs and 10 hits combined. But in the seventh, the Cubs struck first blood on their way to a 2-0 win and a three-game sweep over the Pirates at PNC Park.
Marquis, Cubs sew up three-game sweep of Pirates: Jason Marquis shut down Pittsburgh's batters, and the Chicago Cubs turned two well-placed bunts into two runs in the seventh inning and swept yet another three-game series from the Pirates with a 2-0 victory Wednesday.
Marquis tosses 7 innings as Cubs sweep Pirates: Jason Marquis shut down Pittsburgh's batters, and the Chicago Cubs turned two well-placed bunts into two runs in the seventh inning and swept yet another three-game series from the Pirates with a 2-0 victory Wednesday. After scoring 26 runs _ 12 on Monday, 14...
Cubs stunned by Nats' late rallies: Starter Jason Marquis cruised through five scoreless innings Friday before he and reliever Neal Cotts allowed six in the sixth inning of a 13-5 loss to the Nats.
Johnson gains measure of revenge as Cubs down Jays: Jason Marquis tossed seven-plus innings to record his third consecutive victory and Reed Johnson hit a three-run homer in the Chicago Cubs' 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday at Rogers Centre.
Cubs 6, Blue Jays 2: Jason Marquis tossed seven-plus innings to record his third consecutive victory and Reed Johnson hit a three-run homer in the Chicago Cubsâ€™6-2 victory over the Blue Jays.
Back in Toronto, Johnson keys Cubs' win (AP): Cut loose by the Blue Jays during Spring Training, Reed Johnson made a triumphant return to Toronto on Saturday. Johnson hit a three-run homer, Jason Marquis tossed seven solid innings to win his third consecutive start and the Chicago Cubs defeated the Blue Jays 6-2 for their sixth win in seven games.
Marquis solid as Cubs down Dodgers: Right-hander Jason Marquis had his best start of the season Sunday, limiting the Dodgers to three hits in 6 1/3 innings to lead the Cubs to a 3-1 win.
Drew rewards an excellent effort: Right-hander Jason Marquis had his best start of the season Sunday, limiting the Dodgers to three hits in 6 1/3 innings to lead the Cubs to a 3-1 win.
Marquis, DeRosa help Cubs earn split with Dodgers: Jason Marquis took a two-hitter into the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs extended Brad Penny's winless streak to seven starts with a 3-1 victory Sunday night, salvaging a split of the four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Marquis, DeRosa help Cubs earn split with Dodgers: LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jason Marquis took a two-hitter into the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs extended Brad Penny's winless streak to seven starts with a 3-1 victory Sunday night, salvaging a split of the four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers....
Marquis pitches Cubs to series win: Starter Jason Marquis allowed two earned runs and four hits in six innings Sunday to down the Pirates, 4-3, and snap a personal three-start losing streak.
Marquis does it all in win vs. Bucs: Cubs starter Jason Marquis limited the Bucs to one run in six innings and collected an RBI double to notch his first win in a 13-1 Cubs victory Saturday.
Marquis' arm, Lee's bat lead Cubs past Pirates once again: Jason Marquis pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, Derrek Lee and Daryle Ward homered and the Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh 13-1 Saturday for their eighth straight win over the Pirates. The Cubs are 5-0 against Pittsburgh this season....
Moyer, Marquis to battle on TBS: Jamie Moyer, who is possibly on track to keep pitching past age 50, takes on Jason Marquis on Sunday on TBS Sunday afternoon. If Marquis is still feeling the effects of strep throat, then Sean Marshall will take his place.
NL notes: Cubs' Zabrano to start for ailing Marquis: Chicago CubsRHP Jason Marquis won't make his scheduled start tonight against Philadelphia because of the flu, so RHP Carlos Zambrano is moving up a day to start in his place. LHP Ted Lilly starts Saturday, with either Marquis or LHP Sean Marshall going on Sunday.
Rotation, lineup questions still looming: Jason Marquis, Jon Lieber and Ryan Dempster have all pitched well enough to warrant a spot in the Cubs' rotation. The problem is, there are only two openings. Do the math.
BASEBALL NOTES: Incident in China irks Park: BrieflyYankees:New York played an exhibition at Virginia Tech that was more about healing from last year's campus massacres than about baseball."People always ask, well,'What can you do? How does this help?'"shortstop Derek Jeter said."I really don't know. If it just makes people smile or enjoy themselves for the three hours that we're here, it's all worthwhile."Orioles:Two players acquired from Seattle in the Eric Bedard trade have won jobs: Adam Jones as starting center fielder and George Sherrill as closer. Sherrill, 30, a lefty, spent his first four pro seasons in independent leagues.Reds:Cincinnati is sending Jeremy Affeldt back to the bullpen after he posted an 11.87 ERA and .388 opponents'batting average in 11 2/3 innings.Barry Bonds:The lack of offers to the slugger will be examined by the union as part of its annual review of the free-agent market.Dodgers:Andre Ethier is batting .340 with a team-leading five home runs and might have won the left field job over Juan Pierre, who is batting .204.... 3B Nomar Garciaparra took batting practice and hopes to play this week.Phillies:Cole Hamels retired the first 14 batters he faced and gave up one run and two hits over six innings, striking out seven. He lowered his ERA from 12.60 to 6.55.Cubs:Jason Marquis, vying with Jon Lieber and Ryan Dempster for two rotation spots, allowed one run and five hits over five-plus innings, lowering his ERA to 1.93.Angels:Dustin Moseley, competing for the rotation spot created by John Lackey's arm injury, allowed two runs and six hits in four innings.
Rotation picture no clearer: The Cubs have a problem most teams would be happy with: too many viable starting pitchers. With Jon Lieber, Jason Marquis and Ryan Dempster all pitching well this spring, manager Lou Piniella will have a difficult time deciding how to fill out his rotation.
Marquis pitches like a starter in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Athletics: Jason Marquis had a crisp outing on the mound and avoided controversy off the field. Spring training is looking a lot better for the Chicago Cubs' right-hander. Marquis threw three shutout innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics...
Piniella apologizes for comments: Cubs manager Lou Piniella apologized Sunday for comments he made regarding Jason Marquis, who said he wants to be a starter, and if there's no room in Chicago's rotation, he'd like to go elsewhere.
Marquis angers Piniella with comment on trade: TEMPE, Ariz. — A relatively sleepy Cubs camp exploded into a war of words Saturday when Jason Marquis said he'd rather be traded than go to the bullpen, prompting an angry response from manager Lou Piniella.
Mental focus key for Marquis: Jason Marquis knows he's been pegged as a pitcher who fades as the season progresses, and he's looking to change that perception. The veteran believes his troubles were caused mostly by a lack of focus, and he's dedicated himself to improving his mental approach.
Notes: Dempster to start Cactus opener: Ryan Dempster, hoping to make the switch back to the rotation after three seasons as a closer, will start the Cactus League opener Feb. 28, with Carlos Zambrano and Jason Marquis following in the next two games.
Marquis fights for starting job: Jason Marquis of the Chicago Cubs, isn't assured of a starting job this season, let alone even being with the Cubs at all.
Right mix aided team's success: On Aug. 10, Jeff Baker, making a rare start, was hit in the head with a pitch thrown by Jason Marquis of the Chicago Cubs.
Pedroia has more company in leading role: Much was made of the fact that in hitting a home run to lead off the game for the Red Sox in the World Series opener Wednesday, Dustin Pedroia duplicated a feat last accomplished by former Red Sox star Johnny Damon in Game 4 of the 2004 Series off the Cardinals' Jason Marquis . But it turns out that a ...
Notes: Stretch run rotation nearly set: The Cubs have the rotation set for the rest of the year with one opening, and Jason Marquis is in line to start if there is a one-game playoff against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Cubs 4, Cardinals 2: ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Murton hit a three-run homer, and Jason Marquis allowed his former team just one run while pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Marquis haunts Cards, again: A year after his unreliable pitching left him out of the Cardinals' postseason while the team played on, Jason Marquis (left) may have returned the favor Sunday with a jab of nostalgia.
Cubs beat Cards, maintain division lead (AP):
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Jason Marquis has come back to haunt his former team. Matt Murton hit a three-run homer, and Marquis allowed just one run while pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Marquis says he gets no special thrill out of beating St.
Murton, Marquis Lead Cubs Past Cardinals: ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Murton hit a three-run homer, and Jason Marquis allowed his former team just one run while pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday....
Murton's 3 RBI pace Cubs over Cards again: Matt Murton hit a three-run homer, and Jason Marquis allowed his former team just one run while pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.Geovany Soto had a career-high four hits for the Cubs, who took three of four games in the series and maintained their one-game lead over Milwaukee in the NL Central. The loss was the 10th in 11 games for St. Louis, which has fallen seven games off the pace.
Wells loses NL-high 15th game: When the Cardinals signed pitcher Kip Wells to a one-year, free-agent contract last offseason, they were hoping on the high end that he could win 15 games, much like Jason Marquis and Jeff Suppan had done in previous seasons. Wells reached 15 all right Wednesday night, but it wasn't quite what the Cardinals had bargained for.
Ramirez hits HR, 4 RBIs in Cubs win: Aramis Ramirez homered and had four RBIs and Jacque Jones added a pair of two-out RBI singles as the surging Chicago Cubs won for the 19th time in 24 games by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Friday.Jason Marquis (7-5) allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings, including Chris Young's 15th homer, to get the victory and run Chicago's record to 7-1 since the All-Star break.
Ramirez powers surging Cubs by Arizona (AP):
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Aramis Ramirez homered and had four RBIs and Jacque Jones added a pair of two-out RBI singles as the surging Chicago Cubs won for the 19th time in 24 games by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Friday. Jason Marquis (7-5) allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings, including Chris Young's 15th homer, to get the victory and run Chicago's record to 7-1 since the All-Star break.
Marquis provides a boost in finale: Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run double to back Jason Marquis and lift the Cubs to a 5-1 victory Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers, taking the series and closing within 6 1/2 games of the division leaders.
AROUND THE NL: Cubs win for eighth time in nine games: There were welts below Jason Marquis' right eye and on his left arm. Still, he and the Chicago Cubs felt great Sunday. Marquis allowed four hits in seven innings to win for the first time in almost two months, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1.
Marquis ends drought, Cubs top Brewers (AP):
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There were welts below Jason Marquis' right eye and on his left arm. Still, he and the Chicago Cubs felt great Sunday. Marquis allowed four hits in seven innings to win for the first time in almost two months, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1. The win was the eighth in nine games for the Cubs, who took two of three from the NL Central leaders and trail them by 6 1/2 games.
Marquis on the mound for history: Jason Marquis joined the record book on Wednesday night in Texas, yielding Sammy Sosa's 600th career homer on a cut fastball that stayed up in the strike zone.
Sosa becomes fifth player in 600-homer club: Sammy Sosa became just the fifth player to join the 600 club, going deep off Jason Marquis of the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night.
Cubs' Marquis provides boost with bat: Jason Marquis has had better days on the mound, but has not had very many better days at the plate. The right-handed starting pitcher missed a bunt sign and then connected on his third career homer to help the Cubs down the White Sox on Saturday.
Marquis flirts with perfection, 3-hits Bucs: Jason Marquis retired the first 16 batters he faced before finishing with a three-hitter Wednesday night, winning his fifth straight start and sending the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Marquis tosses brilliant three-hitter: Alfonso Soriano hit his 34th career leadoff homer to back Jason Marquis' three-hit shutout Wednesday and give the Chicago Cubs a 1-0 victory over the Pirates.
Cubs' Marquis Wins 5th Straight Start: Jason Marquis was nearly perfect in his latest stellar start for the Chicago Cubs. Marquis retired the first 16 batters he faced and finished with a three-hitter to win his fifth straight start as the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Wednesday night....
AROUND THE NL: Cubs' Marquis shuts down Pirates: CHICAGO— Jason Marquis is giving the Chicago Cubs a big return on their investment. Marquis, signed to a three-year, $21 million deal in the offseason, has won five straight startsÂ— a stretch he calls his best to begin a season.
Marquis stops Pirates with three-hit shutout: CHICAGO -- Jason Marquis stuffed the punchless Pirates on three hits last night, pitching the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 victory. It was the 17th time in 32 games the Pirates were held to three runs or less.[Read this article]
Another'Marquis'performance: CHICAGO -- Jason Marquis is giving the Chicago Cubs a big return on their investment.
Cubs' Marquis 3-hits Pirates in 1-0 win (AP):
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Jason Marquis is giving the Chicago Cubs a big return on their investment. Marquis, signed to a three-year, $21 million deal in the offseason, has won five straight starts -- a stretch he calls his best ever to begin a season. "My delivery is as consistent as it's ever been. I feel like I'm repeating the same delivery over and over again and that's the reason, I really believe, for the success,"...
Marquis wins fourth straight in finale: The Cubs are getting everything they could have asked for -- and more -- out of offseason free-agent signee Jason Marquis. The veteran right-hander won his fourth start in a row with another strong outing in a 7-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon.
Cubs 8, Pirates 6; Cubs 7, Pirates 1: PITTSBURGH - Thanks to a rule change, Alfonso Soriano's hitting and Jason Marquis'pitching, the Chicago Cubs needed only 12 innings to get two wins in one day.Marquis limited the Pirates...
Cubs saddened by loss of Hancock: The news that St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock had died in a traffic accident early Sunday hit Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis especially hard. Marquis had spoken to his former teammate while leaving Busch Stadium on Saturday.
NL: Cubs win behind Marquis' strong arm: Friday's NL roundup: Jason Marquis beat his old team for the second straight time and Felix Pie hit his first career home run in the Chicago Cubs' 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
NL: Marquis, Cubs top Cards again: Jason Marquis beat his old team for the second straight time and Felix Pie hit his first career home run during the Chicago Cubs'5-3 victory against the Cardinals last night in St. Louis.Pie and...
Marquis, Cubs dominate Cards, 5-3: Jason Marquis beat his old team for the second straight time and Felix Pie hit his first career home run in the Chicago Cubs’ 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Marquis rings it up: Cubs righthander Jason Marquis, who started Friday's game against his former club, will receive his World Series championship ring in a ceremony before today's game. Marquis had said he hoped to be treated to the same public ceremony as Jeff Suppan, who signed with Milwaukee. That is what the Cardinals' management has planned. With Marquis getting his ring, that leaves just one former Cardinal left to get his ring when visiting Busch Stadium — Washington second baseman Ronnie Belliard.
Ramirez, Marquis help Cubs take down Cardinals: ST. LOUIS— Jason Marquis beat his former team for the second straight time, and Felix Pie hit his first career home run in the Chicago Cubs' 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Marquis leads Cubs over Cardinals again (AP):
Chicago Cubs' Jason Marquis pitches in the second inning during their baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, April 27, 2007, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Marquis pitched 6 and 2/3 innings while giving up 5 hits, three earned runs and one home run in the Cubs' 5-3 victory over the Cardinals. " align="left" border="0">
Jason Marquis gets his World Series ring on Saturday from the St. Louis Cardinals. On Friday night, he beat the team that didn't use him in the postseason for the second straight time. "It's a good feeling, obviously," Marquis said after working into the seventh inning in the Chicago Cubs' 5-3 victory.
Marquis blanks former team Cards: Jason Marquis shut out his former team on seven hits over seven innings Saturday and Michael Barrett hit a three-run homer to lead the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0.
Barrett lifts Cubs to victory over Cards: Michael Barrett hit a three-run homer and Ronny Cedeno drove in two runs to back Jason Marquis and power the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory on Saturday over the St. Louis Cardinals to even the series at one win apiece.
Cubs shut out Cardinals behind Marquis: Jason Marquis shut out his former team on seven hits over seven innings, and Michael Barrett hit a three-run homer to lead Chicago to a 6-0 win over St. Louis.
Marquis beats ex-team, Cubs blank Cards (AP):
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Jason Marquis made sure his energy and emotions were channeled in the right direction as he faced his former team. Just six months ago, the St. Louis Cardinals left him off the playoff roster for the final two rounds of the postseason. The Cardinals went on to win the World Series without Marquis and he left in free agency to a handsome three-year, $21 million dollar deal with the Chicago Cubs.
Marquis will be looking for a ring: Jason Marquis, another righthander who was with the Cardinals last season but isn't now, said Friday he had talked to Jeff Suppan about the occasion and was looking forward to a similar experience next weekend when he and the Chicago Cubs visit St. Louis.
Notes: Marquis to renew acquaintances: With a few months' perspective, Jason Marquis is able to look back on his time in a Cardinals uniform as a mostly positive experience. But instead of looking back, he's mostly looking forward these days -- most notably to his start against St. Louis as a member of the Cubs on Saturday.
Cubs blast Padres but lose Soriano: The Chicago Cubs shook up their lineup. Then, Alfonso Soriano got shaken up.Soriano left in the fifth inning after injuring a hamstring while attempting a diving catch in the Cubs' 12-4 rout of the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Jason Marquis (1-1) allowed one run in six innings to win for the first time in three starts since signing a $21 million, three-year contractwith the Cubs.
Lee, Ramirez lead way as Cubs prevail: Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez each went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs to pace the Cubs' offense in an 8-7 victory over the Angels on Monday. Starter Jason Marquis allowed four runs on seven hits, including two home runs, in 4 1/3 innings of work.
Notes: Rotation revolves around Big Z: The Cubs are setting up their rotation around Opening Day starter Carlos Zambrano. Zambrano went six innings in the Cubs' 6-2 win Friday over the San Francisco Giants, and he will open the season April 2 in Cincinnati. If there are no rainouts or changes, Zambrano would get six starts in April, as will Ted Lilly, Jason Marquis and Rich Hill.
Ward, Lee lead rallying Cubs to win: Derrek Lee went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Daryle Ward hit a walk-off grand slam as the Cubs rallied for an 11-7 Cactus League victory on Wednesday. Starter Jason Marquis gave up five runs on nine hits and three walks over five innings.
Prior makes progress with command: Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis looked ready for Opening Day. Mark Prior may need a little more time.
Cubs hurlers' spring experiment: Several big-name pitchers are experimenting with new pitches this spring, and some of the Cubs are following suit. Jason Marquis thinks it's part of a trend to stay a step ahead of hitters, catching them offguard with a surprise from a bag of tricks.
Marquis stifles Brewers as Cubs win: Jason Marquis threw three shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out two, as the Cubs topped the Brewers, 3-2, on Tuesday. Micah Hoffpauir won the game with a solo homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth.
Notes: Marquis to start Cactus opener: When Chicago's Cactus League opener happens Thursday, offseason free-agent acquisition Jason Marquis will make his Cubs debut with the start.
Marquis, Cubs finalize $21M, 3-year deal: Pitcher Jason Marquis and the Chicago Cubs finalized their three-year, $21 million contract Tuesday after the right-hander passed a physical.
Cubs finalize contract with Marquis: The Cubs wrapped up their offseason shopping and completed their rotation on Tuesday by signing pitcher Jason Marquis to a three-year, $21 million contract.
Marquis, Cubs Finalize $21 Million Deal: CHICAGO (AP) -- A brief tutoring session with Larry Rothschild was all it took to make Jason Marquis feel like a 15-game winner again instead of that guy who got dumped in the postseason....
Marquis, Cubs finalize $21 million, 3-year deal: A brief tutoring session with Larry Rothschild was all it took to make Jason Marquis feel like a 15-game winner again instead of that guy who got dumped in the postseason.
Marquis, Cubs finalize deal: A brief tutoring session with Larry Rothschild was all it took to make Jason Marquis feel like a 15-game winner again instead of that guy who got dumped in the postseason.Imagine what the Chicago Cubs pitching coach can do when he has Marquis for a full season. Marquis and the Cubs finalized their $21 million, three-year contract Tuesday after the right-hander took a physical. "Being around Larry for those couple of sessions made a big difference," Marquis said.
Cubs finalize $21M deal with right-hander Marquis: Pitcher Jason Marquis and the Chicago Cubs finalized their three-year, $21 million contract Tuesday after the right-hander passed a physical.
Marquis, Cubs finalize $21 million deal (AP): A brief tutoring session with Larry Rothschild was all it took to make Jason Marquis feel like a 15-game winner again instead of that guy who got dumped in the postseason. Imagine what the Chicago Cubs pitching coach can do when he has Marquis for a full season. Marquis and the Cubs finalized their $21 million, three-year contract Tuesday after the right-hander took a physical.
Marquis likely to join Cubs: Pitcher Jason Marquis is likely to become the latest acquisition in the Chicago Cubs' offseason spending spree. Marquis and the Cubs are negotiating a three-year contract, a person with knowledge of the talks said Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had yet been made.
Cubs get Marquis: 3-year, $21 mil deal: The Cubs filled out their rotation when they came to terms with Jason Marquis on a three-year, $21 million deal, gambling that pitching coach Larry Rothschild can revive the starter.
MLB: Cubs look to make Marquis move: Pitcher Jason Marquis is likely to become the latest acquisition in the Chicago Cubs'offseason spending spree.Marquis and the Cubs are negotiating a three-year contract, a person with knowledge...
Cubs, Marquis reportedly agree to deal: According to multiple reports, Jason Marquis has accepted a three-year offer from the Cubs. Marquis was 14-16 with a 6.02 ERA in 2006.
Cubs not done, might add pitcher Marquis: Pitcher Jason Marquis is likely to become the latest acquisition in the Chicago Cubs' offseason spending spree.
Giants offer Schmidt arbitration: Pitcher Jason Marquis is likely to become the latest acquisition in the Chicago Cubs' offseason spending spree.
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