Bruce Levine covers both the Cubs and the White Sox for CBSChicago.com and 670 The Score. He has been covering baseball in Chicago for more than 30 years and has written for both the Chicago Sun-Times and Sporting News.
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The sensational defense of Albert Almora and others helped Anderson and the Cubs to a 4-0 win against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Contreras is focusing on his pitch framing, and the Cubs believe they see progress.
After receiving his championship ring, Lackey settled in and gave the Cubs a chance before they lost 2-0.
Since the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 seasons last November, we’ve seen many firsts.
The Cubs raised their championship banner Monday night, a first in Wrigley Field history.
Quintana had a quality outing in a loss Sunday and remains on the trade market.
The White Sox won Saturday with small ball a day after losing because of a lack of execution.
Getting a bunt down, hitting the ball the other way and backing up bases on defense truly could be the difference in Chicago winning some close contests this season.
Shields allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings as Chicago rolled to an 11-2 win against Detroit.
Quintana allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 6-3 loss to the Tigers.
Abreu understands that he may be a trade chip in the coming years as the White Sox undergo a rebuild.
“If we begin with some series wins, you never know what can happen,” closer David Robertson says.
Schwarber reached base three times in his debut at the top of the order.
“They are self-starters and as a group totally connected,” Epstein says of the Cubs.
All the fun and accolades from 2016 don’t mean much now. It’s time for the champions to start their new season.
“He has changed the attitude for sure,” reliever Nate Jones says of Renteria.
Levine: Matt Szczur Happy To Make Cut For Cubs’ Opening Day Roster That Has 13 Position Players, 12 Pitchers
Szczur is out of options, so he’d be exposed if the Cubs were to send him to Triple-A Iowa at any point.
After the trade of Peter Bourjos, the White Sox are counting on the 25-year-old May.
“The pitcher better be ready from pitch one,” Anthony Rizzo says.
“We are going to compete,” young shortstop Tim Anderson says.