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October 7, 1993 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Jim Lefebvre, after leading the Chicago Cubs to only their third winning season since 1972, was fired yesterday by general manager Larry Himes. "Jim has done a lot of what we hoped he would do and has started us in the right direction. However, I think more could have been accomplished considering some of the individual performances this year," Himes said in a statement. Himes met with Lefebvre near Phoenix the last two days. In Lefebvre's second year on the job, the Cubs had a strong stretch run and finished 84-78, fourth in the NL East, 13 games behind the division-winning Phillies.
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June 19, 1992 | By Jack Ewing, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
All-Star second baseman Ryne Sandberg, one of baseball's highest-paid players, will be in town this weekend when the Phillies meet the Chicago Cubs at Veterans Stadium. Sandberg, who was in the last year of his contract, signed a four-year, $28.4 million extension before the season. In addition to Sandberg, the Cubs feature first baseman Mark Grace and outfielder Andre Dawson, and their pitching includes two ex-Phillies: Bob Scanlon and Chuck McElroy. Game time tonight is 7:35; Saturday, "Camera Night," 7:05; and Sunday, "Nostalgia Day," 1:35 p.m. Fans are invited to bring their cameras and come out early for Saturday's game.
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May 29, 2016
The Phillies' game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field was stopped because of rain in the top of the seventh inning. The Cubs were leading 6-1 when play was halted.  
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April 14, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Ryan Howard struck out four times in a game for the 26th time in his career Sunday Here's a look at his four-strikeout games: 5-23-06 : at N.Y. Mets, 0 for 4 with two walks and an RBI 7-2-06 : at Toronto, 1 for 6 with HR and RBI 8-14-06 : N.Y. Mets, 1 for 5 8-21-06 : at Chicago Cubs, 0 for 5 5-3-07 : at San Francisco, 0 for 5 with a walk 6-10-07 : at Kansas City, 1 for 5 with a HR and two RBIs 6-26-07 : Cincinnati, 1...
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July 27, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - The moment Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro Jr. opted against an offseason trade of Cole Hamels, this coming week was all but sealed as the most important of the Phillies' 2015 season. Now it's here, and it comes fresh off Hamels' first career no-hitter. The ace's future with his longtime team hangs in the balance, as the front office triumvirate of team president Gillick, general manager Amaro, and incoming president Andy MacPhail weigh a potentially franchise-altering decision.
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December 30, 1993 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Augie Galan, 81, a switch-hitting outfielder who played 16 seasons in the major leagues, died Tuesday. Mr. Galan, who died at North Bay Medical Center of an aneurysm, set a major-league record in 1935 with the Chicago Cubs when he played in every game without hitting into a double play. He stole 23 bases in 24 attempts in the same year that saw the Cubs capture the pennant. He also played with the Philadelphia A's, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants. He later managed the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League.
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July 10, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The challenge records for major-league teams through Monday's games: Challenges/Overturned Pct. St. Louis 13/11 85 Cincinnati 11/9 82 Miami 16/13 81 N.Y. Yankees 16/12 75 Kansas City 24/17 71 Toronto 29/20 69 Tampa Bay 29/19 66 L.A. Dodgers 20/13 65 Houston 16/10 63 N.Y. Mets 16/10 63 Texas 17/10 59 Milwaukee 12/7 58 Cleveland 19/10 53 Seattle 15/8 53 Arizona 18/9 50 Oakland 14/7...
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August 19, 2014 | Staff Report
MATT SZCZUR, a former baseball and football standout at Villanova, was called up to the Chicago Cubs yesterday. In the game against the Mets, Szczur entered as a pinch-runner in the eighth and remained in the game playing rightfield. He grounded into a fielder's choice in his only at-bat of the Cubs' 2-1 win. Szczur was promoted from the Cubs' Triple A farm team in Iowa, where he was batting .261 with 30 stolen basesand 52 runs scored in 116 games. He is in his fourth full season and fifth overall as a pro after being drafted in the fifth round in 2010 by the Cubs.
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October 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - As Matt Harvey prepares to start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, the innings limit fiasco of last month appears far from everyone's minds. The New York Mets ace even lobbied manager Terry Collins to make him available to pitch out of the bullpen in Thursday's decisive division series Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Between the regular season and his Game 3 start against the Dodgers, Harvey has logged 1941/3 innings in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.
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September 15, 2011
The Phillies will open the 2012 regular season at Pittsburgh on Thursday, April 5 and close in Washington on Oct. 3, according to the tentative schedule released yesterday. The home opener will take place on Monday, April 9 at 1:05 p.m. against the newly named Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies host the Washington Nationals for their final regular-season home series on Sept. 25-27. In interleague play, the Phillies host Boston (May 18-20) and Tampa (June 22-24)
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June 11, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The Chicago Cubs departed Citizens Bank Park late Wednesday afternoon with the best record in baseball, another bit of evidence that team president Theo Epstein's plan to reinvigorate a sad-sack franchise is working. When Epstein left Boston and arrived in Chicago in October 2011, the Cubs had failed to make the playoffs for three straight seasons and were nine years removed from winning a playoff game. Of course, we all know about that little World Series drought on Chicago's North Side, too. It remains to be seen if Epstein can work the same magic with the Cubs that he performed as a young general manager with the Boston Red Sox, but at the very least he is on the right track.
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June 10, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The only good news to come from Wednesday's 8-1 drubbing, Pete Mackanin said, was that the Phillies will no longer have to face the Chicago Cubs this season. The Phillies have played the Cubs six times in the last two weeks. They lost five of those games and could have lost all six if it was not for a few heroics on Tuesday night. The six games provided a measuring stick for the Phillies against baseball's best team. "There is a pretty big gap," Mackanin said. ". . .We know where we're at and we know where we want to be. We would like to be like the Cubs.
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May 29, 2016
The Phillies' game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field was stopped because of rain in the top of the seventh inning. The Cubs were leading 6-1 when play was halted.  
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February 28, 2016
Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. MLB said Friday that Almonte tested positive for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid generally used by veterinarians on horses. The 26-year-old outfielder will not be allowed to play in regular season games until July, but he can play in spring training. Almonte was likely to compete for a starting job in the outfield while Michael Brantley works his way back from a shoulder injury.
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October 20, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The list of pitchers Daniel Murphy has tagged for home runs this postseason is similar to the National League Cy Young ballots submitted two weeks ago. Murphy, hero of these playoffs for the New York Mets, enhanced his resumé once again on a cold Sunday night with a homer off the mighty Jake Arrieta. The long ball, a two-run shot, set the tone early at Citi Field, where the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-1, to take a two-games-to-none lead in the National League Championship Series.
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October 19, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The chants resumed before each at-bat of Matt Harvey's final inning on the mound, growing loudest before he faced his final batter of the night. "Har-vey, Har-vey," was a refrain heard early and often from the Citi Field faithful on Saturday night as the New York Mets star worked through a gem. Even after allowing a solo home run on his final pitch, an elevated, 93-m.p.h. fastball to Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber in the eighth inning, Harvey walked off the mound to a standing ovation.
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October 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - As Matt Harvey prepares to start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, the innings limit fiasco of last month appears far from everyone's minds. The New York Mets ace even lobbied manager Terry Collins to make him available to pitch out of the bullpen in Thursday's decisive division series Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Between the regular season and his Game 3 start against the Dodgers, Harvey has logged 1941/3 innings in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.
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September 15, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
RYAN HOWARD hit his 22nd home run of the season yesterday, but he also came to bat against a lefthanded pitcher with the score tied in the seventh inning and struck out, despite being delivered four straight fastballs. Howard is hitting .140 against lefthanded pitchers this season, with 40 strikeouts in 100 at-bats. Despite Howard's consistent failure to hit lefthanders, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said earlier this month that he would not pinch-hit for Howard against a lefthander.
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September 12, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies game Thursday against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park was delayed for two hours before it was finally postponed because of rain. The game will be made up Friday as part of a single-ticket doubleheader. Phillies lefthander Adam Morgan, who was set to pitch Thursday, will start the first game on Friday at 5:05 p.m. Gates will open at 4:05. In his last start, Morgan reached the seventh inning for the fourth time in 13 starts. The rookie has walked just three batters in his last 35 innings.
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September 3, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The first time, Matt Szczur said, it kind of catches you off guard. You make the big leagues out of spring training, but April is barely half over when you're called into the manager's office. The general manager is in there, too, they're telling you that they want you to get regular at-bats, that they're real happy with you, but that you're going back to triple A. It's not a shock anymore. Szczur, the former Villanova football all-American and baseball star from Lower Cape May High School, now 26 years old, has shuttled between the Chicago Cubs and their top farm club 10 times this season.
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