2012 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record61–101 (.377)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Ricketts
President of Baseball OperationsTheo Epstein
General manager(s)Jed Hoyer
Manager(s)Dale Sveum
Local televisionWGN-TV
WGN America
CSN Chicago
CSN Chicago Plus
WCIU-TV
(Len Kasper, Bob Brenly)
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Chicago Cubs Radio Network
(Pat Hughes, Keith Moreland, Judd Sirott)
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The 2012 Chicago Cubs season was the 141st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 137th in the National League and the 97th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the NL Central with a record of 61–101, their worst record since 1966. The Cubs began the season at home on April 5, 2012 against the Washington Nationals and finished the season at home on October 3 against the Houston Astros.

The season marked the first season with Jed Hoyer as General Manager and Theo Epstein as President of Baseball Operations.[1] It also marked the first season with Dale Sveum as manager.[2] The season also marked the last season with the Houston Astros in the National League Central as they would move to the American League West in 2013.[3][4]

The season also marked the first season in the Cubs rebuilding project under Theo Epstein that would break their 108-year World Series drought and lead the Cubs to the 2016 World Series championship.

The season was the last full season with the Cubs for Alfonso Soriano, who would be traded at the 2013 trade deadline.[5]

During the offseason, the Cubs would acquire future All-Star Anthony Rizzo from the San Diego Padres.[6] During the season, the Cubs would also acquire players that would play important roles during their 2016 World Series season: Travis Wood was acquired via trade from the Cincinnati Reds on December 23, 2011,[7] Albert Almora was drafted on June 4,[8] Jorge Soler was signed as an amateur free agent on June 30,[9] and Kyle Hendricks was acquired via a trade with the Texas Rangers on July 30.[10]

Offseason transactions

November 2011

December

January 2012

February

March

April

Source[11]

Regular season

NL Central standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 9 50–31 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 14 49–32 34–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 18 45–36 34–47
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 36 38–43 23–58
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 42 35–46 20–61


NL Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 98 64 0.605
Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599
San Francisco Giants 94 68 0.580
Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 94 68 0.580 +6
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 0.531 2
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 7
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 12
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 14
Miami Marlins 69 93 0.426 19
Colorado Rockies 64 98 0.395 24
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 27
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 33


Record vs. opponents

2012 National League Records

Source: MLB Standings Grid
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL HOU LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–5 5–4 2–5 9–7 6–0 12–6 5–3 3–3 3–4 2–4 3–4 7–11 9–9 1–5 2–4 9–6
Atlanta 5–2 3–4 1–5 6–1 4–2 3–3 14–4 3–3 12–6 12–6 3–2 4–3 3–4 5–1 8–10 8–10
Chicago 4–5 4–3 4–12 2–4 8–5 2–4 2–4 4–13 4–2 2–4 8–8 3–3 1–6 7–10 1–6 5–10
Cincinnati 5–2 5–1 12–4 5–1 10–5 2–4 3–3 9–6 6–2 3–4 11–7 6–2 4–3 6–7 2–5 7–8
Colorado 7–9 1–6 4–2 1–5 5–2 8–10 3–4 5–1 5–2 2–7 2–4 8–10 4–14 2–5 4–3 2–13
Houston 0–6 2–4 5–8 5–10 2–5 2–4 2–4 8–9 4–2 3–3 5–12 3–5 1–8 4–11 1–7 6–9
Los Angeles 6–12 3–3 4–2 4–2 10–8 4–2 4–2 1–6 4–3 5–2 6–1 11–7 8-10 6–5 4–2 6–9
Miami 3–5 4–14 4–2 3–3 4–3 4–2 2–4 4–4 4–12 8–10 1–4 5–1 5–2 2–5 9–9 5–13
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 13–4 6–9 1–5 9–8 6–1 4–4 3–2 2–5 11–4 3–4 2–4 6–9 3–5 6–9
New York 4–3 6–12 2–4 2–6 2–5 2–4 3–4 12–4 2–3 10–8 5–2 4–3 4–4 4–3 4–14 8–7
Philadelphia 4–2 6–12 4–2 4–3 7–2 3–3 2–5 10–8 5–2 8–10 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–2 9-9 5–10
Pittsburgh 4–3 2–3 8–8 7–11 4–2 12–5 1–6 4–1 4–11 2–5 4–3 1–5 3–3 8–7 3–2 10–8
San Diego 11–7 3–4 3–3 2–6 10–8 5–3 7–11 1–5 4–3 3–4 3–4 5–1 6–12 3–3 2–3 8–7
San Francisco 9–9 4–3 6–1 3–4 14–4 8–1 10–8 2–5 4–2 4–4 4–2 3–3 12–6 3–3 1–5 7–8
St. Louis 5–1 1–5 10–7 7–6 5–2 11–4 5–6 5–2 9–6 3–4 3–4 7–8 3–3 3–3 3–4 8–7
Washington 4–2 10–8 6–1 5–2 3–4 7–1 2–4 9–9 5–3 14–4 9-9 2–3 3–2 5-1 4-3 10–8


Transactions

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

Source.[11]

Game log

2012 Regular season game log: 61–101 (Home: 38–43; Away: 23–58)
April: 8–15 (Home: 5–8; Away: 3–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 5 Nationals 1–2 Clippard (1–0) Mármol (0–1) Lidge (1) 41,176 0–1 L1
2 April 7 Nationals 4–7 Mattheus (1–0) Wood (0–1) Rodriguez (1) 40,102 0–2 L2
3 April 8 Nationals 4–3 Samardzija (1–0) Zimmermann (0–1) Mármol (1) 31,973 1–2 W1
4 April 9 Brewers 5–7 Marcum (1–0) Camp (0–1) Axford (1) 38,136 1–3 L1
5 April 10 Brewers 4–7 Narveson (1–0) Maholm (0–1) Rodriguez (1) 37,265 1–4 L2
6 April 11 Brewers 1–2 Gallardo (1–1) Dempster (0–1) Axford (2) 34,044 1–5 L3
7 April 12 Brewers 8–0 Garza (1–0) Greinke (1–1) 36,311 2–5 W1
8 April 13 @ Cardinals 9–5 Samardzija (2–0) Wainwright (0–2) 46,882 3–5 W2
9 April 14 @ Cardinals 1–5 Lynn (2–0) Volstad (0–1) 46,792 3–6 L1
10 April 15 @ Cardinals 3–10 Westbrook (2–0) Maholm (0–2) 44,952 3–7 L2
11 April 17 @ Marlins 2–5 Cishek (1–0) Dolis (0–1) Bell (1) 24,544 3–8 L3
12 April 18 @ Marlins 1–9 Buehrle (1–2) Garza (1–1) 25,723 3–9 L4
13 April 19 @ Marlins 3–5 Nolasco (2–0) Samardzija (2–1) Bell (2) 23,168 3–10 L5
14 April 20 Reds 4–9 Bailey (1–2) Volstad (0–2) 37,782 3–11 L6
15 April 21 Reds 6–1 Maholm (1–2) Leake (0–2) 38,405 4–11 W1
16 April 22 Reds 3–4 Cueto (2–0) López (0–1) Marshall (3) 35,801 4–12 L1
17 April 23 Cardinals 3–2 Dolis (1–1) Motte (1–1) 37,794 5–12 W1
18 April 24 Cardinals 3–2 (10) Russell (1–0) Salas (0–1) 38,894 6–12 W2
19 April 25 Cardinals 1–5 Lynn (4–0) Volstad (0–3) 34,894 6–13 L1
20 April 27 @ Phillies 5–1 Maholm (2–2) Halladay (3–2) Dolis (1) 45,261 7–13 W1
21 April 28 @ Phillies 2–5 Blanton (2–3) Wells (0–1) Papelbon (7) 45,196 7–14 L1
22 April 29 @ Phillies 5–1 Garza (2–1) Kendrick (0–2) 45,550 8–14 W1
23 April 30 @ Phillies 4–6 Qualls (1–0) Maine (0–1) Papelbon (8) 45,397 8–15 L1
May: 10–17 (Home: 7–7; Away: 3–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
-- May 1 @ Reds Postponed (rain). Makeup Date August 18.
24 May 2 @ Reds 3–1 Samardzija (3–1) Arroyo (1–1) Mármol (2) 18,868 9–15 W1
25 May 3 @ Reds 3–4 (10) Ondrusek (2–0) Dolis (1–2) 23,288 9–16 L1
26 May 4 Dodgers 5–4 Maholm (3–2) Billingsley (2–2) Dolis (2) 37,332 10–16 W1
27 May 5 Dodgers 1–5 Capuano (4–0) Volstad (0–4) 39,874 10–17 L1
28 May 6 Dodgers 4–3 (11) Dolis (2–2) Wright (1–2) 38,125 11–17 W1
29 May 7 Braves 5–1 Samardzija (4–1) Hanson (3–3) 36,307 12–17 W2
30 May 8 Braves 1–3 Medlen (1–0) Wood (0–2) Kimbrel (10) 38,523 12–18 L1
31 May 9 Braves 1–0 Maholm (4–2) Hudson (1–1) Dolis (3) 31,904 13–18 W1
32 May 11 @ Brewers 7–8 (13) Chulk (1–0) Castillo (0–1) 40,097 13–19 L1
33 May 12 @ Brewers 2–8 Marcum (2–1) Volstad (0–5) 42,339 13–20 L2
34 May 13 @ Brewers 8–2 Camp (1–1) Loe (2–1) 42,167 14–20 W1
35 May 14 @ Cardinals 6–4 Camp (2–1) Boggs (0–1) Dolis (4) 44,276 15–20 W2
36 May 15 @ Cardinals 6–7 Motte (2–1) Dolis (2–3) 45,538 15–21 L1
37 May 16 Phillies 2–9 Contreras (1–0) Camp (2–2) 38,678 15–22 L2
38 May 17 Phillies 7–8 Halladay (4–3) Volstad (0–6) Papelbon (11) 37,986 15–23 L3
39 May 18 White Sox 2–3 Thornton (2–3) Samardzija (4–2) Reed (4) 34,937 15–24 L4
40 May 19 White Sox 4–7 Danks (3–4) Dempster (0–2) 40,228 15–25 L5
41 May 20 White Sox 0–6 Peavy (5–1) Maholm (4–3) 38,374 15–26 L6
42 May 21 @ Astros 4–8 Norris (5–1) Garza (2–2) 16,895 15–27 L7
43 May 22 @ Astros 1–2 Happ (4–3) Wood (0–1) Myers (11) 20,091 15–28 L8
44 May 23 @ Astros 1–5 Rodríguez (4–4) Samardzija (4–3) 18,732 15–29 L9
45 May 25 @ Pirates 0–1 Burnett (3–2) Dempster (0–3) Hanrahan (11) 29,914 15–30 L10
46 May 26 @ Pirates 2–3 Hanrahan (2–0) Dolis (2–4) 38,132 15–31 L11
47 May 27 @ Pirates 4–10 Bédard (3–5) Garza (2–3) 27,486 15–32 L12
48 May 28 Padres 11–7 Wells (1–1) Hinshaw (0–1) 38,452 16–32 W1
49 May 29 Padres 5–3 Samardzija (5–3) Stults (1–1) Russell (1) 35,219 17–32 W2
50 May 30 Padres 8–6 Russell (2–0) Thayer (0–1) 38,516 18–32 W3
June: 10–17 (Home: 6–5; Away: 4–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
51 June 1 @ Giants 3–4 Bumgarner (6–4) Maholm (4–4) López (1) 41,100 18–33 L1
52 June 2 @ Giants 1–2 Cain (6–2) Garza (2–4) Romo (1) 41,239 18–34 L2
53 June 3 @ Giants 0–2 Zito (5–2) Wood (0–2) Romo (2) 41,112 18–35 L3
54 June 4 @ Giants 2–3 Vogelsong (4–2) Mármol (0–2) Affeldt (1) 41,524 18–36 L4
55 June 5 @ Brewers 10–0 Dempster (1–3) Gallardo (4–5) 28,071 19–36 W1
56 June 6 @ Brewers 0–8 Greinke (7–2) Maholm (4–5) 27,112 19–37 L1
57 June 7 @ Brewers 3–4 (10) Axford (1–2) Coleman (0–1) 30,123 19–38 L2
58 June 8 @ Twins 7–8 (10) Capps (1–3) Camp (2–3) 38,014 19–39 L3
59 June 9 @ Twins 3–11 Diamond (5–1) Samardzija (5–4) 39,309 19–40 L4
60 June 10 @ Twins 8–2 Dempster (2–3) Liriano (1–7) 37,526 20–40 W1
61 June 12 Tigers 4–3 Mármol (1–2) Coke (1–3) Camp (1) 41,164 21–40 W2
62 June 13 Tigers 4–8 Porcello (4–4) Garza (2–5) 41,326 21–41 L1
63 June 14 Tigers 3–5 Verlander (6–4) Wood (0–3) Valverde (13) 42,292 21–42 L2
64 June 15 Red Sox 3–0 Dempster (3–3) Matsuzaka (0–2) Mármol (3) 40,073 22–42 W1
65 June 16 Red Sox 3–4 Lester (4–4) Samardzija (5–5) Aceves (16) 40,766 22–43 L1
66 June 17 Red Sox 4–7 Albers (2–0) Camp (2–4) 38,531 22–44 L2
67 June 18 @ White Sox 12–3 Garza (3–5) Stewart (1–2) 33,215 23–44 W1
68 June 19 @ White Sox 2–1 Wood (1–3) Peavy (6–3) Mármol (4) 30,282 24–44 W2
69 June 20 @ White Sox 0–7 Floyd (5–7) Wells (1–2) 32,311 24–45 L1
70 June 22 @ D-backs 1–6 Ziegler (4–1) Samardzija (5–6) Hernandez (2) 34,654 24–46 L2
71 June 23 @ D-backs 5–10 Breslow (2–0) Maholm (4–6) 38,542 24–47 L3
72 June 24 @ D-backs 1–5 Miley (9–3) Garza (3–6) 33,448 24–48 L4
73 June 25 Mets 6–1 Wood (2–3) Santana (5–4) 34,092 25–48 W1
74 June 26 Mets 5–3 Maine (1–1) Gee (5–6) Mármol (5) 34,064 26–48 W2
75 June 27 Mets 1–17 Niese (6–3) Samardzija (5–7) 35,837 26–49 L1
76 June 29 Astros 4–0 Maholm (5–6) Norris (5–5) Mármol (6) 32,891 27–49 W1
77 June 30 Astros 3–2 Garza (4–6) Happ (6–8) Mármol (7) 37,906 28–49 W2
July: 15–10 (Home: 9–3; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
78 July 1 Astros 3–0 Wood (3–3) Rodríguez (6–6) Mármol (8) 37,389 29–49 W3
79 July 2 @ Braves 4–1 Samardzija (6–7) Hanson (9–5) Russell (2) 22,292 30–49 W4
80 July 3 @ Braves 3–10 Jurrjens (2–2) Volstad (0–7) 27,834 30–50 L1
81 July 4 @ Braves 5–1 Maholm (6–6) Delgado (4–9) 40,604 31–50 W1
82 July 5 @ Braves 3–7 Minor (5–6) Garza (4–7) 24,408 31–51 L1
83 July 6 @ Mets 8–7 Wood (4–3) Santana (6–5) 27,956 32–51 W1
84 July 7 @ Mets 1–3 Gee (6–7) Samardzija (6–8) Parnell (2) 26,096 32–52 L1
85 July 8 @ Mets 7–0 Dempster (4–3) Niese (7–4) 25,920 33–52 W1
83rd All-Star Game in Kansas City, Missouri
86 July 13 D-backs 8–1 Maholm (7–6) Kennedy (6–8) 36,878 34–52 W2
87 July 14 D-backs 4–1 Dempster (5–3) Saunders (4–6) Mármol (9) 38,068 35–52 W3
88 July 15 D-backs 3–1 Garza (5–7) Cahill (7–8) Mármol (10) 36,659 36–52 W4
89 July 17 Marlins 5–9 Sánchez (5–6) Wood (4–4) 34,397 36–53 L1
90 July 18 Marlins 5–1 (8) Russell (3–0) Johnson (5–7) 34,934 37–53 W1
91 July 19 Marlins 4–2 Maholm (8–6) Buehrle (9–9) Mármol (11) 32,741 38–53 W2
92 July 20 @ Cardinals 1–4 Lohse (10–2) Dempster (5–4) Motte (21) 43,786 38–54 L1
93 July 21 @ Cardinals 0–12 Westbrook (8–8) Germano (0–1) 43,424 38–55 L2
94 July 22 @ Cardinals 0–7 Lynn (12–4) Wood (4–5) 42,411 38–56 L3
95 July 23 @ Pirates 2–0 Samardzija (7–8) Bédard (5–11) Mármol (12) 27,586 39–56 W1
96 July 24 @ Pirates 5–1 Maholm (9–6) McDonald (10–4) 32,497 40–56 W2
97 July 25 @ Pirates 2–3 Correia (8–6) Dempster (5–5) Hanrahan (29) 33,935 40–57 L1
98 July 27 Cardinals 6–9 Lynn (13–4) Wood (4–6) Motte (23) 40,778 40–58 L2
99 July 28 Cardinals 3–2 Russell (4–0) Kelly (1–4) Mármol (13) 41,276 41–58 W1
100 July 29 Cardinals 4–2 (10) Russell (5–0) Rosenthal (0–1) 39,534 42–58 W2
101 July 30 Pirates 14–4 Germano (1–1) Bédard (5–12) 33,337 43–58 W3
102 July 31 Pirates 0–5 Burnett (13–3) Coleman (0–2) 33,158 43–59 L1
August: 8–21 (Home: 7–9; Away: 1–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
103 August 1 Pirates 4–8 Karstens (4–2) Wood (4–7) 33,014 43–60 L2
104 August 3 @ Dodgers 1–6 Billingsley (7–9) Samardzija (7–9) 43,537 43–61 L3
105 August 4 @ Dodgers 1–3 Kershaw (9–6) Volstad (0–8) Jansen (21) 46,588 43–62 L4
106 August 5 @ Dodgers 6–7 Jansen (5–3) Camp (2–5) 42,495 43–63 L5
107 August 6 @ Padres 0–2 Stults (2–2) Wood (4–8) Street (19) 27,187 43–64 L6
108 August 7 @ Padres 4–7 Ohlendorf (4–2) Raley (0–1) Street (20) 26,518 43–65 L7
109 August 8 @ Padres 0–2 Richard (9–11) Samardzija (7–10) 24,663 43–66 L8
110 August 9 Reds 5–3 Camp (3–5) Marshall (4–4) Mármol (14) 33,397 44–66 W1
111 August 10 Reds 8–10 Bailey (10–7) Germano (1–2) Chapman (26) 36,891 44–67 L
112 August 11 Reds 2–4 Arroyo (8–7) Russell (5–1) Chapman (27) 40,602 44–68 L
113 August 12 Reds 0–3 Cueto (15–6) Raley (0–2) Chapman (28) 35,461 44–69 L
114 August 13 Astros 7–1 Samardzija (8–10) Galarraga (0–3) 31,452 45–69 W1
115 August 14 Astros 1–10 Harrell (10–8) Volstad (0–9) 33,376 45–70 L
116 August 15 Astros 7–2 Germano (2–2) Norris (5–10) 33,714 46–70 W1
117 August 17 @ Reds 3–7 Arroyo (9–7) Wood (4–9) 35,332 46–71 L
118 August 18 @ Reds 3–5 Cueto (16–6) Samardzija (8–11) Chapman (29) 28,754 46–72 L
119 August 18 @ Reds 9–7 Raley (1–2) Redmond (0–1) Mármol (15) 41,236 47–72 W1
120 August 19 @ Reds 4–5 Chapman (5–4) Camp (3–6) 41,615 47–73 L
121 August 20 @ Brewers 5–9 Rogers (1–1) Germano (2–3) 28,776 47–74 L
122 August 21 @ Brewers 2–5 Estrada (1–5) Rusin (0–1) Axford (19) 29,179 47–75 L
123 August 22 @ Brewers 2–3 Gallardo (13–8) Wood (4–10) Axford (20) 30,743 47–76 L
124 August 24 Rockies 5–3 Russell (6–1) Belisle (3–5) Mármol (16) 31,255 48–76 W1
125 August 25 Rockies 3–4 Torres (3–1) Corpas (0–1) Betancourt (26) 35,296 48–77 L1
126 August 26 Rockies 5–0 (8) Volstad (1–9) Chacín (1–4) Camp (2) 32,346 49–77 W1
127 August 27 Brewers 4–15 Estrada (2–5) Germano (2–4) 32,541 49–78 L1
128 August 28 Brewers 1–4 Gallardo (14–8) Wood (4–11) Axford (21) 30,017 49–79 L2
129 August 29 Brewers 1–3 Fiers (8–6) Samardzija (8–12) Axford (22) 33,271 49–80 L3
130 August 30 Brewers 12–11 Mármol (2–2) Rodríguez (2–7) 28,859 50–80 W1
131 August 31 Giants 6–4 Volstad (2–9) Bumgarner (14–9) Mármol (17) 32,476 51–80 W2
September: 9–19 (Home: 3–9; Away: 6–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
132 September 1 Giants 2–5 Lincecum (8–14) Germano (2–5) Romo (9) 32,477 51–81 L1
133 September 2 Giants 5–7 Casilla (6–5) Mármol (2–3) López (6) 39,760 51–82 L2
134 September 3 @ Nationals 1–2 Detwiler (9–6) Samardzija (8–13) Clippard (30) 23,215 51–83 L3
135 September 4 @ Nationals 5–11 Jackson (9–9) Rusin (0–2) 17,648 51–84 L4
136 September 5 @ Nationals 1–9 Gonzalez (18–7) Volstad (2–10) 21,244 51–85 L5
137 September 6 @ Nationals 2–9 Zimmermann (10–8) Germano (2–6) 22,447 51–86 L6
138 September 7 @ Pirates 12–2 Wood (5–11) Burnett (15–6) 32,699 52–86 W1
139 September 8 @ Pirates 4–3 Samardzija (9–13) Grilli (1–5) 35,661 53–86 W2
140 September 9 @ Pirates 4–2 Russell (7–1) Grilli (1–6) Mármol (18) 28,671 54–86 W3
141 September 10 @ Astros 4–1 Volstad (3–10) Rodriguez (1–10) Mármol (19) 13,121 55–86 W4
142 September 11 @ Astros 0–1 Lyles (4–11) Germano (2–7) López (4) 14,205 55–87 L1
143 September 12 @ Astros 5–1 Wood (6–11) Abad (0–4) 13,101 56–87 W1
144 September 14 Pirates 7–4 Rusin (1–2) McDonald (12–8) Mármol (20) 26,946 57–87 W2
145 September 15 Pirates 6–7 Rodríguez (11–13) Berken (0–1) Hanrahan (35) 32,774 57–88 L1
146 September 16 Pirates 13–9 Beliveau (1–0) Hughes (2–2) 33,559 58–88 W1
147 September 17 Pirates 0–3 Correia (11–9) Wood (6–12) Hanrahan (36) 33,017 58–89 L
148 September 18 Reds 1–3 Bailey (12–9) Germano (2–8) Broxton (26) 32,547 58–90 L
149 September 19 Reds 5–6 (11) Ondrusek (5–2) Cabrera (0–1) Broxton (27) 31,001 58–91 L
150 September 20 Reds 3–5 Cueto (18–9) Corpas (0–2) Simón (1) 25,891 58–92 L
151 September 21 Cardinals 5–4 (11) Cabrera (1–1) Kelly (5–7) 29,100 59–92 W1
152 September 22 Cardinals 4–5 (10) Boggs (4–1) Chapman (0–1) Motte (39) 40,298 59–93 L1
153 September 23 Cardinals 3–6 Lohse (16–3) Germano (2–9) Motte (40) 33,354 59–94 L2
154 September 25 @ Rockies 5–10 (7) Torres (5–3) Rusin (1–3) 26,660 59–95 L3
155 September 26 @ Rockies 0–6 Pomeranz (2–9) Berken (0–2) 27,057 59–96 L4
156 September 27 @ Rockies 5–7 Chacín (3–5) Volstad (3–11) Betancourt (31) 30,288 59–97 L5
157 September 28 @ D-backs 3–8 Kennedy (15–11) Wood (6–13) 28,463 59–98 L6
158 September 29 @ D-backs 2–8 Cahill (13–12) Germano (2–10) 29,084 59–99 L7
159 September 30 @ D-backs 7–2 Rusin (2–3) Shaw (1–6) 35,535 60–99 W1
October: 1–2 (Home: 1–2; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
160 October 1 Astros 0–3 Harrell (11–11) Berken (0–3) Wright (1) 32,167 60–100 L1
161 October 2 Astros 0–3 Norris (7–13) Volstad (3–12) López (10) 33,168 60–101 L2
162 October 3 Astros 5–4 Mármol (3–3) Ambriz (1–1) 27,606 61–101 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Cubs team member

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2012 Chicago Cubs
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Statistics

Batting

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2b = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; Avg. = Batting average; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Jeff Baker 54 134 16 36 10 1 4 20 .269 4
Darwin Barney 156 548 73 139 26 4 7 44 .254 6
Marlon Byrd 13 43 1 3 0 0 0 2 .070 0
Tony Campana 89 174 26 46 6 0 0 5 .264 30
Adrian Cardenas 45 60 5 11 6 0 0 2 .183 0
Welington Castillo 52 170 16 45 11 0 5 22 .265 0
Starlin Castro 162 646 78 183 29 12 14 78 .283 25
Steve Clevenger 69 199 16 40 12 0 1 16 .201 0
David DeJesus 148 506 76 133 28 8 9 50 .263 7
Blake DeWitt 18 29 1 4 1 0 0 1 .138 0
Koyie Hill 11 39 3 7 1 0 0 1 .179 0
Brett Jackson 44 120 14 21 6 1 4 9 .175 0
Reed Johnson 76 169 23 51 9 3 3 16 .302 2
Bryan LaHair 130 340 42 88 17 0 16 40 .259 4
Blake Lalli 6 15 1 2 0 0 0 2 .133 0
Joe Mather 103 225 18 47 11 0 5 19 .209 5
Anthony Recker 9 18 1 3 1 0 1 4 .167 0
Anthony Rizzo 87 337 44 96 15 0 15 48 .285 3
Dave Sappelt 26 69 8 19 6 0 2 8 .275 0
Alfonso Soriano 151 561 68 147 33 2 32 108 .262 6
Geovany Soto 52 176 26 35 6 1 6 14 .199 0
Ian Stewart 55 179 16 36 5 2 5 17 .201 0
Luis Valbuena 90 265 26 58 20 0 4 26 .219 0
Josh Vitters 36 99 7 12 2 0 2 5 .121 2
Jason Berken 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Michael Bowden 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Casey Coleman 17 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 0
Manny Corpas 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Ryan Dempster 16 32 1 3 0 1 0 1 .094 0
Matt Garza 18 30 0 2 1 0 0 0 .067 0
Justin Germano 13 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 .059 0
Paul Maholm 21 39 1 3 0 0 1 3 .077 0
Scott Maine 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Brooks Raley 5 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 0
Chris Rusin 7 12 0 2 0 1 0 0 .167 0
James Russell 77 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jeff Samardzija 31 50 0 5 0 0 0 3 .100 0
Chris Volstad 21 28 0 5 0 0 0 0 .179 0
Randy Wells 12 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 0
Kerry Wood 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Travis Wood 28 53 5 10 3 0 1 4 .189 0

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Jason Berken 0 3 4.82 4 4 0 18.2 23 14 10 6 11
Ryan Dempster 5 5 2.25 16 16 0 104.0 81 28 26 27 83
Matt Garza 5 7 3.91 18 18 0 103.2 90 48 45 32 96
Justin Germano 2 10 6.75 13 12 0 64.0 81 52 48 21 45
Paul Maholm 9 6 3.74 21 20 0 120.1 115 51 50 36 81
Brooks Raley 1 2 8.14 5 5 0 24.1 33 23 22 11 16
Chris Rusin 2 3 6.37 7 7 0 29.2 38 22 21 11 21
Jeff Samardzija 9 13 3.81 28 28 0 174.2 157 79 74 58 180
Chris Volstad 3 12 6.31 21 21 0 111.1 137 81 78 47 61
Travis Wood 6 13 4.27 26 26 0 156.0 133 80 74 57 119
Jairo Asencio 0 0 3.07 12 0 0 14.2 12 6 5 12 8
Jeff Beliveau 1 0 4.58 22 0 0 17.2 21 9 9 13 17
Michael Bowden 0 0 2.95 30 0 0 36.2 30 12 12 17 29
Alberto Cabrera 1 1 5.40 25 0 0 21.2 16 15 13 19 27
Shawn Camp 3 6 3.59 80 0 2 77.2 79 32 31 25 54
Lendy Castillo 0 1 7.88 13 0 0 16.0 24 16 14 12 13
Jaye Chapman 0 1 3.75 14 0 0 12.0 8 5 5 12 12
Casey Coleman 0 2 7.40 17 1 0 24.1 37 20 20 12 16
Manny Corpas 0 2 5.01 48 0 0 46.2 50 27 26 19 28
Rafael Dolis 2 4 6.39 34 0 4 38.0 40 29 27 24 24
Alex Hinshaw 0 0 135.00 2 0 0 0.1 4 5 5 1 0
Rodrigo López 0 1 5.68 4 0 0 6.1 8 6 4 5 2
Scott Maine 1 1 4.79 21 0 0 20.2 17 11 11 12 26
Carlos Mármol 3 3 3.42 61 0 20 55.1 40 24 21 45 72
Joe Mather 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Blake Parker 0 0 6.00 7 0 0 6.0 10 7 4 6 6
James Russell 7 1 3.25 77 0 2 69.1 67 28 25 30 55
Miguel Socolovich 0 0 4.50 6 0 0 6.0 4 3 3 3 6
Randy Wells 1 2 5.34 12 4 0 28.2 35 18 17 25 14
Kerry Wood 0 2 8.31 10 0 0 8.2 8 8 8 11 6

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Dave Bialas
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Buddy Bailey
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Brian Harper
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Casey Kopitzke
A-Short Season Boise Hawks Northwest League Mark Johnson
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Bobby Mitchell

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