Oakland Athletics defeat Chicago Cubs, 9-5

The 2007 season started out as badly as the current one for the Cubs, who were 28-35 after 63 games that season, just as they were going into Tuesday's series opener against the Oakland Athletics.

Things changed dramatically for the Cubs in June 2007, en route to an 85-77 record and the National League Central title. But things aren't changing much for these Cubs.

Their 9-5 loss Tuesday in a game delayed 1 hour, 41 minutes by rain marked their sixth straight loss to ...