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44 Anthony Rizzo 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 8/8/1989 | Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $498,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 98.14
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Anthony Rizzo provides only scoring in Tuesday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) The power surge of Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo continued Tuesday night - and it resulted in a rain-shortened win.

Rizzo blasted his fourth homer in eight games. His two-run shot in the first inning proved to be the only scoring. He is 4 for 6 with three runs and three RBI in the last two games to improve his stat line to .279/.378/.517.


Anthony Rizzo hits decisive home run in win over Mets


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo doubled and homered during a 4-1 win Monday against the Mets. He walked once and finished with two runs.

Rizzo broke a 1-all tie in the eighth inning with a solo home run off Buddy Carlyle. It was his 28th home run. He also now has 20 doubles.

Rizzo has homered three times in his last seven games. He did enter play Monday mired in a 0-for-10 slump in his last three games and batting .197 in his first 15 August games.


Anthony Rizzo blasts 27th home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 4-2 victory over the Brewers Wednesday.

Rizzo put the Cubs on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning before following up a third-inning Javier Baez home run with a blast of his own. It's his second consecutive game with a home run. Rizzo has hit .278/.378/.507 with 27 home runs and 65 RBI in 442 at-bats.


Anthony Rizzo clubs 26th home run Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his 26th home run Tuesday against the Brewers. 

Rizzo struck in the bottom of the sixth. Leading off the inning, Rizzo took the first pitch he saw from Wily Peralta out to left center for the solo shot. It was his only hit of the game. Rizzo finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Anthony Rizzo grabbing some pine Thursday against Rockies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo has been given the day off for the Thursday game at Colorado. His spot has been taken by Chris Valaika.

Rizzo has just one hit in his last 12 at-bats, but has produced this season to the tune of a .281/.384/.506 stat line with 25 home runs.


Anthony Rizzo remains on roll with two-homer game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) A tremendous power display continued Tuesday night for Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who snagged the National League lead in home runs by adding two to his total.

Rizzo, who has 25 on the season, slugged solo blasts in the third and seventh innings. He has five home runs and six RBI in the last four games. He has also raised his batting average from .272 to .283 with 15 hits in his last 40 at-bats.


Anthony Rizzo clubs two homers in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014)  Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo put on a power display Friday, though it wasn't enough to lift his team in a 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Rizzo had two hits in the loss, and both left the yard. He opened the scoring with a two-run shot in the fourth inning, and then added a solo homer in the sixth, as he finished the game 2 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Rizzo is now hitting .278/.382/.516 with an NL-leading 22 home runs in 94 games. 


Anthony Rizzo named to All-Star team


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo won Major League Baseball's final vote, earning a spot on the 2014 All-Star team.

Rizzo was more than a deserving candidate for the spot. He's hitting .280/.387/.512 over 328 at-bats. Rizzo's 20 home runs trails only Giancarlo Stanton in the National League. He's been one of the few offensive bright spots for the Cubs this season. Rizzo will be a reserve to open the game.


Anthony Rizzo slugs 20th home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 4-1 loss to the Reds Wednesday.

Rizzo has homered on three straight days as he heads towards the All-Star break on a bit of a hot streak. He has hit .280/.387/.512 with 20 home runs and 49 RBI in 328 at-bats.


Anthony Rizzo has three hits, homer in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo put together a three-hit game Tuesday, though it came in a 6-5 loss to the Reds.

Rizzo went 3 for 5, with a double and a solo home run in the game. He finished with one RBI and one run scored in the loss.

Rizzo is hitting .277/.383/.502 with 19 home runs, which ranks second in the National League. 


Anthony Rizzo knocks another home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-4 win over the Reds Tuesday.

Rizzo's home run was his second in two days and his third in his last four games. During a six-game hitting streak over the past week, the first baseman has gone 11 for 24 with three doubles, three home runs and six RBI. Rizzo has hit .288/.404/.523 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 267 at-bats.


Anthony Rizzo smacks 16th home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-1 loss to the Reds Monday.

Rizzo evened the score at 1-1 with his sixth inning home run, but the Cubs were able to do no more damage, and they didn't have an answer for the Reds' five-run ninth inning. The first baseman has hit .281/.399/.513 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI in 263 at-bats. Eight of his home runs have come in his last 22 games dating back to May 31.


Anthony Rizzo clubs 15th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 5-3 loss to the Pirates Saturday.

Rizzo briefly put his team ahead with his fourth-inning home run, but the Pirates were able to take the lead back in the next half-inning. Rizzo has hit .278/.400/.506 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 255 at-bats.


Anthony Rizzo connects for fourth HR in last 11 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a two-out solo home run off A.J. Burnett in the first inning Sunday at Philadelphia, giving Travis Wood all the run support he would need in a 3-0 win. Wood tossed eight scoreless innings in the victory.

Rizzo's 14th home run was his fourth in his last 11 games. He's also batting .341 (14 for 41) with four doubles, nine runs and nine RBI in his last 11 games.


Anthony Rizzo drives in three in three-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had a big game Tuesday, in a 7-3 win over the Pirates.

Rizzo went 3 for 4 in the game, with all three of his hits going for extra bases. He had two doubles, one of which drove in a run, and added a two-run home run in the first inning of the win.

Rizzo is hitting 8 for 25 over his last six games, with three home runs and eight RBI, raising his batting line for the season to .284/.406/.920 in 61 games.  


Anthony Rizzo walks Cubs off with two-run shot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo came up with a couple of big hits for the Cubs, and practically carried them to a 5-3 extra-innings win over the Marlins.

Rizzo drove in four runs, and he did so with two swings. He put the Cubs up 3-0 with a two-run double in the eighth inning, and then ended a stalemate with his two-run homer in the 13th, a walkoff shot to win it.

Rizzo went 2 for 6 in the game, to raise his average to .276. He ranks ninth in the National League with an .894 OPS, and has 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 57 games.   


Anthony Rizzo gets a break Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was not in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Brewers.

Rizzo is mired in a bit of a slump, collecting six hits over his last 10 games. He's also struggled against Brewers starter Marco Estrada. Over his career, Rizzo has picked up just one hit in 21 at-bats against Estrada. It's assumed to be a normal day of rest for Rizzo, and he should return to the lineup soon.


Anthony Rizzo blast keys win over Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo broke an 0-for-10 hitless streak Thursday night - and he did so in style.

Rizzo slugged a two-run homer in the fourth inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit and jump-start his team in a win over host San Diego. He added a double in the eighth that sweetened his stat line to .275/.410/.463.


Anthony Rizzo puts together three hits in blowout win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo put together his first multi-hit game in nearly a week Thursday, in a 12-5 win over the White Sox.

Rizzo was 3 for 5 in the game, including a two-run home run in the third inning. He added a walk and scored three runs in the blowout win.

Rizzo is now hitting .294/.414/.513 in 119 at-bats, with seven home runs and 18 RBI. He has 23 walks and 22 strikeouts in 33 games, as well, while scoring 22 runs. 


Anthony Rizzo excelling at home


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) After extending his hitting streak to five games by going 1 for 4 with a walk against the White Sox on Monday, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is hitting .386 in 17 home games.

He's 6 for 15 with six RBIs and six runs scored in the hitting streak.


Anthony Rizzo 'maturing' into standout performer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has gotten off to a promising start in 2014 after batting .233 with a .419 slugging percentage in 2013. The Cubs feel Rizzo's turnaround is part of the maturation process for a young player.

"He’s maturing," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said, per CSN Chicago. "He’s gaining more and more confidence. He’s hitting the ball to all fields now. He obviously has the strength that if he gets a pitch to handle, he can drive it out of the ballpark."

Rizzo has really stepped up his performance against left-handed pitchers. He is batting .394 with a .697 slugging percentage against lefties, which is well above his career average of .212 and .380 slugging percentage.

"He’s just basically not panicking in those situations anymore," Renteria said. "He’s just growing up. He worked very hard over the winter, worked very hard in the spring. I think he’s making a tremendous mental adjustment as to how he wants to approach pitchers. He kind of knows what they’re trying to do with him. All those things that come with maturation and growing and learning."


Anthony Rizzo slams third homer in three games


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is on a power surge. He hit his third home run in three games Saturday against St. Louis. The difference this time around is that it came against a left-hander.

Rizzo turned on an inside fastball against Cardinals reliever Randy Choate and lined it over the right field wall. He has six runs and six RBI in his last three games combined and has elevated his average from .275 to .296 following a mini-slump at the end of April.


Anthony Rizzo homers, walks four times


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had a remarkable game Wednesday against the Reds, as he reached base five times in a 9-4 win.

Rizzo opened the game with a two-run home run in the first inning, but didn't really need his bat for the rest of the game. He finished the game with walks in four straight plate appearances, ultimately scoring three runs.

After his four-walk performance, Rizzo now has as many walks (18) as strikeouts on the season. He is hitting .283/.407/.457 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 26 games. 


Anthony Rizzo (back) able to play Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was able to start Sunday's game vs. Cincinnati after leaving Saturday's game due to back spasms. Rizzo is batting .419 (18 for 43) with one triple, one home run, two doubles, six RBI, six walks and eight runs in his last 12 games.

Anthony Rizzo leaves early with back spasms


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was forced out of Saturday's game against the Reds after eight innings due to back spasms. He felt it in his final at-bat, and the Cubs opted to take him out early as a precaution.

"It just started barking on me in the fifth or sixth, and once we took the four-run lead, I [decided to] play with more caution than go up there, get another at-bat and go out on the field and hurt it even more," Rizzo told MLB.com after the game.

Rizzo also said he felt it Friday, but does not expect it to be a lingering issue. He thinks he will be able to play in Sunday's game.