|Third baseman Luis Valbuena after hitting a three-run homer against the Red Sox (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
|Jeff Samardzija started in game 2 against the Red Sox (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
|Jeff Samardzija shows he's happy with catcher Wellington Castillo's play (photo from Chicago Tribune|
Actor and Chicago area native Vince Vaughn threw out the first pitch and sang the seventh inning stretch tonight.
|Actor Vince Vaughn throws out the first pitch before the Cubs-Red Sox game (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
Catcher Koyie Hill, who was designated for assignment on Thursday, has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa today.
The Cubs have now signed 15 of their 42 draft picks, but first-round pick Albert Almora is not one of those 15. Almora is an outfielder out of Mater Academy Charter School in Florida. The Cubs have until July 13 to agree on a deal with Almora, who is expected to sign with the team.
Tomorrow the Cubs and Red Sox will play the rubber game at 7:05pm CT. Left handed pitcher Paul Maholm will start for the Cubs and try for his fifth win of the season.