Derek Lee day-to-day with back spasms

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Derek Lee is day-to-day after leaving Saturday's 9-2 win over the Washington Nationals with upper back spasms.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, Florida 5

MIAMI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Pinch-hitter Daryle Ward's three-run ninth-inning homer Friday gave the Chicago Cubs a 6-5 victory against the Florida Marlins.

MLB: Baltimore 11, Chi. Cubs 4

CHICAGO, June 26 (UPI) -- Adam Huff had four hits and was one of three players with two RBI Thursday in the Baltimore Orioles' 11-4 rout of the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Colorado 6 (10 inn.)

DENVER, April 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Theriot singled in pinch-runner Mike Fontenot from second with two out in the 10th Wednesday, delivering the Chicago Cubs a 7-6 win over Colorado.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 13, Pittsburgh 1

CHICAGO, April 19 (UPI) -- Jason Marquis gave up one earned run in six innings Saturday, setting the stage for the Chicago Cubs' 13-1 trouncing of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 6

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Mark DeRosa hit a game-winning single as the Chicago Cubs rallied with three runs in the ninth inning Monday to slip by the Cincinnati Reds 7-6.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 3

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Carlos Zambrano pitched eight innings Friday night to help the Chicago Cubs defeat the slumping St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 6, Houston 2

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano and Aramis Ramirez both homered in the first inning Thursday night, as the Chicago Cubs defeated Houston, 6-2.

MLB: LA Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Brad Penny pitched seven innings to pick up his 15th win of the season Tuesday as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-2.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 4

CHICAGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel both homered for St. Louis Monday as the Cardinals posted a 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 5, St. Louis 3

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Daryle Ward hit a grand slam homer Saturday afternoon to help the Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis, 5-3.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 4, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Daryle Ward drove in two runs Thursday night to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals, 4-2.

MLB: Texas 6, Chi. Cubs 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 21 (UPI) -- Frank Catalanotto hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth Thursday afternoon as Texas edged the Chicago Cubs, 6-5.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 10, Chi. Cubs 6

CHICAGO, May 20 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski belted a grand slam homer Sunday to help the Chicago White Sox down the Chicago Cubs, 10-6. The victory helped the White Sox avoid a three-game sweep to their crosstown rivals in inter-league play.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 4, Washington 3 (10)

CHICAGO, May 6 (UPI) -- Daryle Ward hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday afternoon, as the Chicago Cubs beat Washington, 4-3.
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Daryle Ward
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols fields a infield hit by Chicago Cubs right fielder Daryle Ward for an out in the second inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago August 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Daryle Lamar Ward (born June 27, 1975 in Lynwood, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman who currently plays for the Charlotte Knights, the AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. He bats and throws left-handed. The 6-foot-2, 240 pound (109 kg) Ward was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1994 amateur draft. He is the son of former major leaguer Gary Ward. As of 2008, he was one of four active major leaguers (along with Mois├ęs Alou, Prince Fielder, and Ken Griffey, Jr.) to hit 20 home runs in a season whose fathers had also hit 20 home runs in an MLB season.

Ward came to the Houston Astros in December 1996 as part of a ten-player trade with Detroit. During the 1999 AAA Home Run Derby in his home stadium of Zephyr Field in New Orleans, he won the Home Run Derby. The next day, he hit a 3 run home run in the All Star Game, leading the PCL to victory after joining the team as a last minute replacement. His home run outshone Russel Branyan's paltry solo home run in the same game. He debuted in 1999, hitting 8 home runs in 150 at bats. In 2000, he hit 20 home runs in just 264 at-bats. In his third season for the Astros, Ward batted .263 with 9 home runs and 39 RBI in 95 games. The next year, 2002, he batted .276 with 12 home runs and 72 RBIs in 136 games. On July 6 of that year, he became the first (and remains, to date, the only) player to hit a home run out of Pittsburgh's PNC Park and into the Allegheny River "on the fly" during a regular-season game; the shot, a grand slam, came off Pittsburgh's Kip Wells. Many Home Runs have made the river on the bounce, and several home runs hit during the 2006 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby made the river on the fly as well, creating speculation of juiced balls.

After the season the Astros traded Ward to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent 2003 in a part-time role, hitting .183 with one extra base hit (a double) in 109 at-bats. After the season, the Dodgers released Ward, and the Pirates signed him as a minor league free agent. Ward played better in 2004, and the Pirates re-signed him for 2005 as their part-time first baseman. Ward has signed on to become a member of the Chicago Cubs bench for 2007. In 549 career games played, Ward has batted .259 (384-1485), with 65 HRs, 254 RBI, 155 runs, 80 doubles and four triples, with an on base percentage (OBP) of .306 and slugging percentage (SLG) of .447.

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