Avila Delivers In 9th, Cubs Top Pirates Despite Cole's GemOn a tough night for hitters in both lineups, Alex Avila didn't need to hit the ball hard to get the Cubs on the board.
Avila Homers As Cubs Top Nationals 7-4"It felt really good," said Avila, who was acquired on Monday to back up Contreras. "I glad to get it over with and out of the way."
Wilson, Avila Excited To Play For Contending CubsJustin Wilson took a flight from New York to Detroit on Monday morning. He said hello to his family, put his two suitcases in his car and drove to Chicago.
Justin Wilson Has Dance Party With His New Teammates [VIDEO]Who knew Justin Wilson had such good moves?
Tigers Continue To Talk Verlander, Avila With CubsThe Cubs had a scout in attendance for Verlander's start versus the Royals on Monday night.
Kahn: Questions for MLB's Second HalfWhat will transpire in the rest of the regular season?
Keidel: Cubs Suffer Through World Series HangoverThe Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, and entered this season as favorites. But nearing the break, the team is a mess.
Report: Cubs Inquire About Verlander, AvilaJon Morosi of MLB Network tweeted on Monday night that the reigning World Series champions are interested in both Verlander and catcher Alex Avila.
Ausmus Empathizes With Montero, Questions His JudgementThe Cubs designated Montero for assignment on Wednesday afternoon.
Dan Gilbert Crashes Chicago Cubs Trip To White House; Gets Reality Check From Trump: Cavs Season Good, Not Great"Where's Dan Gilbert?" asks President Donald Trump while hosting some of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs team members.
Montero Says Goodbye To Cubs Hours After Blasting ArrietaCatcher Miguel Montero is saying his goodbyes to the Cubs and city of Chicago.
Cubs Catcher Montero Blames Arrieta For Nats' 7 Stolen BasesChicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

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