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Greg Maddux


The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Maddux will make his debut for the Dodgers against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. Maddux was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday for infielder Cesar Izturis.


Maddux was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday for infielder Cesar Izturis, agent Scott Boras said. The 327-game winner, who was in his second stint with the Cubs, waived his no-trade clause to join the Dodgers, Boras said.


Maddux ended a six-game losing streak, winning for the first time in more than six weeks in the Cubs' 8-7 win over the the New York Mets on Monday night. Maddux allowed seven runs and 10 hits in six-plus innings but still managed to tie Eddie Plank for 12th on the career wins list with 326. The right-hander won for the first time in eight starts since beating Cincinnati on June 9.


Maddux got his first win in May on Tuesday in an 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. The Chicago Cubs right-hander went just 5 2-3 innings after a 61-minute rain delay left him feeling stiff.


Maddux suffered his first loss of the season Wednesday, allowing five runs over five innings of a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cubs' right-hander had given up just five runs in his previous five starts combined. He is now 5-1 with a 2.35 ERA.


For the first time in his career, Maddux is off to a 5-0 start. The Cubs' right-hander, who turned 40 on April 14, is still reaching personal milestones even as he was collecting his 323rd career win Friday. Maddux allowed eight hits and two runs over eight innings, twice escaping bases-loaded jams en route to a 6-2 victory over Milwaukee.


With seven scoreless innings against St. Louis on Sunday, Maddux won his first four starts of a season for the first time in his career. The future Hall of Famer improved to 4-0 and whittled his league-leading ERA to 0.99. With the win, Maddux, who turned 40 on April 14, claimed the 322nd victory of his career. He pulled to within two wins of Nolan Ryan and Don Sutton at 324, and he is three behind John Clarkson and five behind Steve Carlton. Maddux is 322-189.


Although he didn't return to the mound to attempt a complete game, Maddux tossed a gem in Thursday's 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs' veteran righthander went eight solid innings, limiting his opponent to just four hits. He struck out four and walked none. For the season, Maddux is 13-13 with a 4.14 ERA.


With his loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, it will be more difficult for Maddux (12-13) to extend his major league-record streak of consecutive 15-win seasons to 18. Maddux has two scheduled starts remaining, with an outside shot of making another one on short rest before the end of the season. He is also looking to avoid his first losing season since 1987, when he went 6-14.


Maddux tossed 5.2 innings of shutout ball en route to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The outing pushed him beyond 400 innings over the past two years, securing his $9 million option for next season per his contract with the Cubs.


Although he didn't finish with the most impressive stat line, Maddux notched his first complete game of the 2005 campaign and 106th of his major league career, going the distance in Thursday's victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs' righthander allowed four runs on 12 hits, struck out five and did not walk a batter.


Fanning veteran Omar Vizquel in the third inning of Tuesday's meeting with the San Francisco Giants, Maddux notched the 3,000th strikeout of his major league career. The Cubs' veteran righthander is just the ninth pitcher to reach 300 wins and 3,000 K's, joining Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton, Gaylord Perry, Walter Johnson and Phil Niekro.


Maddux pitched into the eighth inning for just the third time in 19 starts this season, allowing just four hits over eight shutout frames in Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Florida Marlins. The Cubs' veteran righthander, who struck out three and walked one, had surrendered 11 runs on 18 hits in his previous 11 innings of work.


Maddux got knocked around in Thursday afternoon's tussle with the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing six runs on 10 hits in just five innings of work. Going into the contest, the Cubs' veteran righthander had notched the win in five of his previous six outings, surrendering three or fewer runs in each contest.


Maddux dominated the New York Mets on Tuesday, fanning 10 batters over 6.2 innings of work and notching his first double-digit strikeout performance in nearly two years. The Cubs' veteran righthander scattered three hits, walked three and did not allow a run before departing in the seventh.

In seven starts this season, Maddux has a 2-1 record and 3.80 ERA. He's struck out 31 batters and walked just 10 in 42.2 innings, but also has surrendered six home runs.


Although he failed to figure into the decision, Maddux got back on track in Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh, pitching six strong innings and holding the Pirates to two runs on five hits. The Cubs' veteran righthander struggled through his first two outings of the 2005 campaign, allowing nine runs -- eight earned -- in 10 innings.

Maddux has 16 or more wins in 17 consecutive seasons, so reaching double-digit victories in 2005 is nearly a given. However, recent numbers indicate he might not be quite as sharp as in the past. With a 2.96 ERA for his career, the 39-year-old Maddux has hovered around a 4.00 ERA the past couple of years.


Maddux' next start has been pushed back one day, from Saturday, April 16, to Sunday. The move was made simply to give the veteran pitcher an extra day of rest.

Ryan Dempster will make the Saturday start for the Cubs.