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Cubs rally to snap Dodgers' four-game winning streak: Koyie Hill homered and Kosuke Fukudome hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning Friday, rallying the Chicago Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1. Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly (6-4) and the Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley (6-3) each opened with six scoreless innings.
NL Notes: Cubs catcher Soto has soreness in shoulder: Chicago CubsC Geovany Soto was replaced by Koyie Hill in the sixth inning because of soreness in his right shoulder.“I overexposed my shoulder on a throw,” Soto said.“After that I just felt bad. It's the same thing that happened earlier in the spring. But if I just stay on top of my exercises, I'll be all right in a couple of days.”
Hill, Hoffpauir in; Bako, Stanton out: Koyie Hill and Micah Hoffpauir have both made the Cubs' Opening Day roster. Paul Bako and Mike Stanton are looking for jobs.
Cubs torn about second catcher: Manager Lou Piniella wants to see both Koyie Hill and Paul Bako in the big leagues this season. The trouble is, the Cubs can only take one of them. Hill and Bako are duking it out for the unheralded job of backup catcher.
A backlog at backup backstop: Paul Bako and Koyie Hill lead the pack of five candidates vying for the Cubs' backup catching job behind Geovany Soto this spring.
Mets rally, gain ground in NL East (AP):
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With a desperate rally in the rain, Carlos Beltran and the New York Mets kept their playoff destiny in their own hands. Beltran singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and New York beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Thursday night for a huge win that halted its late-season slide. "I was going to the plate thinking I have to come through," Beltran said.
Skid hits six as pitching hit hard: Ted Lilly had his shortest outing of the season -- two innings -- as the Reds teed off Cubs pitching in a 10-2 loss on Friday. Jon Lieber gave up a grand slam in Chicago's sixth straight loss. Koyie Hill drove in both runs.
Cubs invite 19 players to spring camp: The Cubs have invited 19 non-roster players to Spring Training, including right-hander Chad Fox, catchers Koyie Hill and JD Closser and No. 1 Draft pick Tyler Colvin.
NL NOTES: Philies' Utley can start swiging bat again: Chicago CubsINF Ronny CedeĆ±o was optioned to Class AAA Iowa, and C Koyie Hill was designated for assignment after Monday's 6-4 loss to the Cardinals.New York Mets
Hill lifts Zambrano to NL-best 12th win: Koyie Hill drove in a career-high five runs to help Carlos Zambrano become the NL's first 12-game winner and lead the Cubs to a 12-1 rout of the Giants.
Cubs 12, Giants 1: CHICAGO (AP) -- Just when it seemed Matt Cain could do no wrong, the Chicago Cubs came up with the kind of breakout innings that have landed them right back in the NL Central chase. Carlos Zambrano pitched five shutout innings to become the National League's first 12-game winner, Koyie Hill drove in a career-high five runs on a pair of doubles, and the surging Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 12-1 Wednesday.
Bonds sits again, Cubs rip Giants 12-1 (AP):
Just when it seemed Matt Cain could do no wrong, the Chicago Cubs came up with the kind of breakout innings that have landed them right back in the NL Central chase. Carlos Zambrano pitched five shutout innings to become the National League's first 12-game winner, Koyie Hill drove in a career-high five runs on a pair of doubles, and the surging Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 12-1 on Wednesday.
Notes: Koyie does his part for Big Z: Cubs catcher Koyie Hill voted for Carlos Zambrano. There's no doubt in his mind Big Z deserves a trip to the All-Star Game."I did it [Tuesday],"Hill said about voting online."I was watching a little 'SportsCenter,' and thought it might be a good idea to jump on there and pull for your guy."
Sheets extends win streak, Cubs don't (AP):
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The Brewers showed why they're in first and have been for most of the season. Milwaukee bounced back quickly from a tough loss the day before, jumping on the Chicago Cubs early and not letting up Saturday in a 13-4 victory. Ben Sheets won his 10th game, and Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer and went 4-for-5 with four RBIs.
Notes: Cubs bid fond farewell to Barrett: When Rob Bowen joins the Cubs, he'll be used as the regular catcher, most likely starting Thursday, manager Lou Piniella said. Bowen, acquired from the San Diego Padres along with a Minor League outfielder for Michael Barrett, arrived in time for Wednesday's Cubs game against the Texas Rangers. He was not in the lineup; Koyie Hill was behind the plate.
Cubs' Hill out to prove he belongs: After bouncing around from the Dodgers, to the D-backs to the Yankees, Koyie Hill has found a home behind the plate with the Cubs. With his history of injury problems behind him, Hill is out to prove that he can be a productive big leaguer.
Trio proves Major League worth in win: On Opening Day, Sean Marshall, Koyie Hill and Mike Fontenot were not on the Cubs' roster. On Wednesday, they looked like they belonged in the big leagues. Fontenot hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the fifth inning to back Marshall and lift the Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the Mariners and even the Interleague series.
Cubs' Zambrano homers, beats Astros 2-1 (AP):
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Carlos Zambrano delivered with his pitches and his bat. Then he delivered this message: "Big Z is back on track," he said. Looking more like the NL All-Star he was last season than the erratic pitcher who got into a fight with his catcher, Michael Barrett, 10 days before, Zambrano had one of his strongest outings against a favorite opponent Monday night.
Notes: Hill tabbed to catch Zambrano: The"new season"continues Monday for Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano, who was was sent home before the start of Sunday night's game, to get a good night's rest. Also in line with the new season is Zambrano's new batterymate, Koyie Hill, who will start against the Astros on Monday night.
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