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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Levine: Leadership Evolving On Cubs

“I can’t say who the leader will be here, but that will happen on its own,” reliever Jose Veras says.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2014

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run home run in the 3rd inning agaiunst the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on May 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Hitters Break Out Of Slump, Salvage Last Game Of Series

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each went deep for the Cubs in a 12-5 win against the White Sox.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox flies over Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs on a double play in the 1st inning at U.S. Cellular Field on May 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Hammer Sox 12-5 In Crosstown Classic Finale

Scott Carroll was fighting himself for much of the night. That made the game much easier for the Chicago Cubs.

05/09/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Emma: Anthony Rizzo’s Indelible Impact

A cancer survivor himself, Rizzo’s passion is helping sick children and their families through his foundation.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2014

Jose Abreu, left, and Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Abreu Story Obscuring Truth

Let’s work harder to see what’s happening before letting convenient narratives run wild.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Jose Abreu (left) and Anthony Rizzo (right). (Credit: Getty)

Levine: Who Would You Choose, Abreu Or Rizzo?

As interleague play begins between the Sox and Cubs, both Abreu and Rizzo are off to great starts.

05/05/2014

Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a two-RBI single during the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs on May 4, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rally In 9th To Beat Cubs 5-4

Although their three-game winning streak was snapped by the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, the Chicago Cubs are starting to see progress.

05/05/2014

Anthony Rizzo.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Rizzo On Way To Elite Status?

Rizzo, who has struggled with consistent hand placement, looks like he has figured out a batting stroke that can be repeated successfully.

05/03/2014

Hector Rondon. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Rizzo, Castillo Lead Cubs Past Cardinals

Anthony Rizzo homered and had three RBIs in the win, while Welington Castillo added two RBIs.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

David DeJesus. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Missing Veteran Leadership, DeJesus Says

David DeJesus says it can be tough for youngsters to lead a team like with the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

Arizona starter Mike Bolsinger. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall As Offense Is Stymied By D’Backs Rookie Bolsinger

The Cubs were held to just five hits on the afternoon.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

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Mac & Spiegs Agenda: A Goalie Win, Sale Aches And Bulls Do Or Die

Corey Crawford stepped up last night, now the Bulls need to tonight.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

Cubs outfielder Ryan Kalish reacts after striking out as Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy prepares to throw the ball back to the pitcher during game two of a doubleheader on April 16, 2014 at Yankee Stadium.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Offense A Real Issue

Cubs manager Rick Renteria knew run production would be an issue in 2014. Plenty of good starting pitching has been wasted in the team’s 4-10 start to the season.

04/18/2014

Masahiro Tanaka. (Getty Images)

Tanaka Leads Yankees Past Cubs, 3-0

Masahiro Tanaka threw eight innings of shutout baseball.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2014

Andrew McCutchen. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Protecting Young Cubs Hitters Up To Each Player, Says MVP McCutchen

For years National league 2013 MVP Andrew McCutchen was pitched around. It certainly is a common practice too pitch around a teams best hitter or two too win a ballgame.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Tony Sanchez #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits the game-winning RBI single in the 16th inning against the Chicago Cubs during the game at PNC Park April 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Pirates defeated the Cubs 4-3 in 16 innings.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sanchez Has Winning Hit In 16th, Pirates Beat Cubs

The Cubs left 19 runners on Wednesday and have gone 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in their first two games. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria is remaining positive.

04/03/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Opening Day Questions For Cubs And Sox

Can Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu be the baseball stars this city craves?

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

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Spiegel: Even Combined, Cubs And White Sox Might Not Contend

A starting rotation of Sale-Samardzija-Quintana-Wood-Danks is solid.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Will Platoon Players To Begin Season

Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish have made the Opening Day roster for the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Joakim Noah. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

View: First Tweets By Chicago Athletes

What were athletes thinking when they typed their first tweet?

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

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