Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cubs lose 5-3 to Tigers; Ian Stewart to DL; Luis Valbuena called up; Wellington Castillo reactivated; Koyie Hill DFA

The Cubs lost 5-3 to the Detroit Tigers in the series finale this afternoon and end up losing the series.  Travis Wood started for the Cubs and pitched well enough to keep the Cubs in the game, but unfortunately his teammates couldn't provide more offense as Wood takes the loss.

Wood allowed three runs on eight hits during 6 2/3 innings pitched.  He struck out three batters and walked two.

Travis Wood pitched 6 2/3 innings today against the Tigers (photo from
Highlights from the game include second baseman Darwin Barney's RBI double, Valbuena also got his first RBI with the Cubs, and right fielder David DeJesus also had an RBI.
Alfonso Soriano after his base hit in the game against the Tigers (photo from Chicago Tribune)
Detroit's Justin Verlander held the Cubs to two runs on five hits over eight innings.  Once again, it seemed like there were just as many Tigers fans as Cubs fans at Wrigley Field.

In other Cubs news, third baseman Ian Stewart has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left wrist.  Valbuena was called up from Triple-A Iowa and takes Stewart's spot on the roster.

Catcher Wellington Castillo was activated from the disabled list and in a corresponding move, Koyie Hill was designated for assignment.

Tomorrow the Boston Red Sox will roll into town to play a three-game series against the Cubs.  Ryan Dempster will start for the Cubs at 1:20pm CT.

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