Chicago Cubs defeat Minnesota Twins, 3-2

CHICAGO - The road trip wore down the Twins roster and wore out the trainers as three players are recovering from ailments.

Third baseman Joe Crede woke up Sunday with a sore back and tried to get it loose, but it bothered him throughout batting practice. So he took himself out of the lineup.

"It's better to take a day than to go out there, make it worse and be out a lot longer,'' Crede said.

He's had two back surgeries, but Crede said he's had aches and pains the...

CHICAGO - The ball jumped off Ryan Theriot's bat and in a flash, his teammates engulfed him. Finally, the Cubs had something to celebrate.

Theriot drove in Derrek Lee with a bases-loaded single with one out in the ninth, and Chicago beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak following a coaching shakeup earlier in the day.

After Carlos Marmol (2-1) escaped a jam in the top of the ninth, the Cubs pulled it out in the bottom half and avoided ...