Chicago Cubs defeat Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-3

PHOENIX -- A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook Southern California just a few hours before the Cubs headed to Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

That's nothing compared to the seismic activity that may be coming for this Cub roster as they get closer to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, with manager Lou Piniella suggesting the team will be ''sellers,'' with outfielder Kosuke Fukudome firmly on the block and with teams starting to line up for a shot at left-hander Ted Lil...

PHOENIX - Look who finally got to the party.

It may be a month or two past fashionably late, but say this for Aramis Ramirez: He knows how to make an entrance.

The Cubs' All-Star third baseman, whose bat spent the first half of the season on the back of a milk carton, delivered his third home run in seven at-bats Wednesday night, making it seven RBI in the last two games in Arizona. The Cubs pulled off their second series sweep of the season and their first since Apr...