Chicago Cubs defeat Seattle Mariners, 3-2

SEATTLE -- When the Cubs got down to the bottom of the 13th inning, with two outs, a man on base and lefty-hitting Michael Saunders at the plate Thursday, manager Lou Piniella summoned left-hander Tom Gorzelanny.

And then there was one.

''I was getting pretty lonely down there at the end,'' said Jeff Stevens, the last reliever the Cubs had in the bullpen when Gorzelanny struck out Saunders for his first career save -- closing out a six-man, seven-inning effort that u...

SEATTLE -- Everything the White Sox have been since they last saw the Cubs is pretty much everything the Cubs haven't been all season.

Those nine straight Sox wins since Ted Lilly beat them 1-0 in that near-no-hitter at Wrigley Field? All are against National League teams that have beaten the Cubs a combined 11 of 15 games this year.

And now the Cubs go from the fish fry in Seattle into the fire of the hottest team this side of Texas, this time with the season in dir...