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Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in his first Major League at bat. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Reds Beat Cubs 7-5, Soler Homers In First At-Bat

Skip Schumaker drove in a pair of runs and the Cincinnati Reds withstood Jorge Soler’s first-at-bat homer and an RBI single for a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

08/27/2014

Jackie Robinson West coach Darold Butler addresses the crowd at Millennium Park, at a rally to celebrate the team's national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Players To Chicago: “Thank You, We Love You”

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team was the toast of the town on Wednesday, as thousands of fans lined South Side streets and packed into Millennium Park to salute the national championship players and coaches who were the darlings of the Little League World Series.

08/27/2014

Starlin Castro swings at a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wood Helps Cubs Beat Reds, 3-0

Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Javier Baez, left, and Anthony Rizzo. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Finding Faith In A Very Watchable, Bad Cubs Team

It was June 26, 2012, when the rebirth began at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada  delivers the ball against the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wada Throws 6 1-3 Innings Of 1-Hit Ball As Cubs Beat O’s

Tsuyoshi Wada allowed Steve Pearce’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning for Baltimore’s only hit, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

08/24/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Resurgent Defense Led By Rizzo

The under belly of the Chicago Cubs’ improved play has been the team’s defense, led by first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

08/24/2014

Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants (R) scores past catcher Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs on an RBI single hit by Madison Bumgarner during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Strike Out 15 Times In 5-3 Loss To Giants

Madison Bumgarner struck out 12 to lead San Francisco to victory.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Joe Panik  of the San Francisco Giants forces out Arismendy Alcantara  during the fourth inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Giants Beat Cubs, 8-3

Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings to lead San Francisco to the win.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Grounds crew carry bags of diamond dry on the field following a rain delay during the fifth inning of the Cubs-Giants game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Chicago won 2-0 in a 4 1/2-inning contest.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Outlast Giants 2-0 In Rain-Shortened Game

The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. An unplayable field following a downpour led to the game being called off at 1:16 a.m. The teams had played just enough on Tuesday night for the Cubs to earn a rain-shortened 2-0 victory.

08/20/2014

Cubs right-hander Neil Ramirez. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Ramirez Could Be Missing Link In Cubs Rotation

The Cubs have to decide whether Neil Ramirez’s future is in the rotation or bullpen.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Get Good News On Bryant Injury

Kris Bryant has a bone bruise on his foot and is day-to-day.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2014

Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the New York Mets  (Credit: (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Castro’s Homer In 9th Lifts Cubs Over Mets, 2-1

Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday.

08/17/2014

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West is a Crowd Favorite at Little League World Series

by Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago is enjoying a much-welcomed infusion of hometown pride after Jackie Robinson West’s decisive 12-2 win over Lynwood Pacific in the 2014 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Today, fans […]

08/17/2014

Athletics left-hander Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Pitching Plan Might Include Run At Lester

Acquiring pitching will be Chicago’s main offseason objective.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Javier Baez  hits a single in the 1st inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baez, Rizzo Go Deep As Cubs Beat Brewers, 4-2

Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs roughed up Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday night.

08/13/2014

Pedro Strop. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Young Bullpen A Promising Group

“There have been a lot of good individual performances out here,” GM Jed Hoyer said.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Hendricks Helps Cubs Beat Brewers, 3-0

Rookie Kyle Hendricks pitched 7 1-3 innings of six-hit ball in his third consecutive win, and the Chicago Cubs cooled off Wily Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 4: Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning of the game on June 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Brewers 6-4.

Levine: Ramirez Likes Young Cubs Players

Aramis Ramirez is happy to see former teammate Starlin Castro’s resurgence.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Renteria’s Handling Of Bullpen His Greatest Challenge

Rick Renteria has to weigh winning games with protecting the future.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a walk-off game winning hit against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 10, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in twelve innings.(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Avoid Sweep With 3-2 Victory Over Rays

Anthony Rizzo was responsible for two of Chicago’s 17 strikeouts Sunday. He also had the biggest hit of the game for the Cubs. Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.

08/11/2014

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