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NEW YORK | The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine's voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers?
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CINCINNATI | Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers - a major outburst for the power-challenged Chicago Cubs - and Jeff Samardzija pitched into the eighth inning on Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
NEW YORK | Barry Larkin was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Monday with plenty of room to spare.
CINCINNATI | Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning that lifted the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-6 win over the Cubs on Thursday night.
CINCINNATI | Ten fruitless outings, three trips to the minors, and Casey Coleman still is searching for answers.
CINCINNATI | Cubs manager Mike Quade talked about possibly juggling the pitching rotation to help Ryan Dempster reach 200 innings for the fourth consecutive season.
CINCINNATI | Starlin Castro homered, scored four runs and drove in three while extending his career-high hitting streak to 13 games and leading the Cubs to a 12-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a four-game series on Monday.
CHICAGO | Carlos Pena hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Jake Peavy struck out a season-high nine and Alex Rios homered to help the White Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO | Matt Garza got enough run support to pull out a rare home win.
CHICAGO | With brown patches scattered around the Wrigley Field outfield, it's no wonder Marlon Byrd wasn't happy.
CHICAGO | Carlos Zambrano and the Cubs are giving their fans a glimpse of what the season could have been.
CHICAGO | The Cubs are really rolling now. Even little Tony Campana has a homer, and manager Mike Quade called it before the game.
CHICAGO | Geovany Soto was waiting for a fastball as he stepped to the plate in the 13th inning. It never came, and it didn't matter.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Jeff Samardzija wishes his football instincts hadn't taken over.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Despite having four runners thrown out on the bases, and making a throwing error that set up a tying run, the Cubs persevered.
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