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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

Jake Arrieta delivers the ball against the Cincinnati Reds. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Arrieta Takes No-Hitter Into 8th As Cubs Blank Reds

The only hit Jake Arrieta allowed was a one-double to Brandon Phillips in the eighth inning.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Kyle Schwarber. (CBS)

Levine: Schwarber Will Get Chance To Catch In Minors

Kyle Schwarber hit two balls out of Wrigley Field while taking batting practice Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Jacob Turner #38 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of their game on September 14, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates, 7-3

Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh’s first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Chicago Cubs 7-3.

09/14/2014

Arismendy Alcantara #7 celebrates with Chris Valaika after scoring in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Pirates 6-4

Jeff Locke’s rocky third inning was a costly one for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

09/14/2014

Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into home plate to score a run on a sacrifice fly as Welington Castillo attempts to tag him. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Hutchison Fans 10 As Blue Jays Beat Cubs, 11-1

Drew Hutchison matched his career-high with 10 strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings, Dioner Navarro had two hits and two RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep with an 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

09/10/2014

Jose Reyes of the Toronto Blue Jays turns a double play as Javier Baez slides into second base.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Bautista’s Big Hit Helps Blue Jays Beat Cubs, 9-2

Jose Bautista hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the seventh inning, and the Blue Jays rallied to beat the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

A's right-hander and former Cub Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Will Consider Cubs, White Sox Equally

Bruce Levine sat down with Oakland A’s right-hander Jeff Samardzija for a Q-andA.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Levine: Wood Sees Season Begin To Unravel

By Bruce Levine– (CBS) – The once promising future of Cubs left-handed starter Travis Wood has taken a dramatic downturn. The eroding results of this season have shocked the pitcher and organization alike. Wood’s start […]

09/07/2014

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates watches his home run against the Chicago Cubs.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Pirates Hit 4 Homers In 10-4 Victory Over Cubs

Andrew McCutchen hit one of Pittsburgh’s four homers, and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Sunday to move into the second wild-card slot in the National League.

09/07/2014

Arismendy Alcantara.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Leadoff Man/Center Fielder An Offseason Priority

The top of the batting order is where all offense begins.

09/07/2014

Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores on an RBI single by Chris Stewart as catcher Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs waits for the throw during the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on September 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pirates Get 2 Big Wins Against Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Lots of positive news for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on Saturday. They collected two wins over the Chicago Cubs, and then there was an optimistic report on the status of […]

09/07/2014

Arismendy Alcantara slides safely as Russell Martin of the Pittsburgh Pirates make a tag during the third inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Pirates Win Suspended Game Against Cubs

Josh Harrison hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday in the conclusion of the series opener that was suspended due to rain.

09/06/2014

Hector Rondon. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Closer Rondon Stepping Up His Game

A large part of the Cubs’ arrow pointing upward has been the improvement of the pitching staff.

09/06/2014

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Best Fall Sporting Events In Chicago

The coming of fall conjures images of leaves changing, pumpkins and apple cider, but if you’re in a sports-heavy city like Chicago, it undoubtedly also brings to mind the beginning of football season and other sporting events. Here are a few of the best ones to catch this fall in Chicago.

09/06/2014

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soler Drives In Two More Runs As Cubs Beat Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Jorge Soler had a two-run double to become the second player in Cubs history with as many as 10 RBIs in his first seven games as Chicago beat Milwaukee 6-2 on […]

09/03/2014

Welington Castillo checks on teammate Starlin Castro after he suffered an injury sliding into home plate to score a run in the first inning Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Castro’s Injury Will End His Season

Starlin Castro has a high left ankle sprain that will keep him out for September.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2014

Luis Valbuena slides in to score a run before the tag attempt of Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Arrieta, Cubs Send Brewers To 7th Straight Loss

Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings and the Chicago Cubs handed the Milwaukee Brewers their seventh straight loss, 7-1 Tuesday night.

09/02/2014

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

Epstein Confirms Plan For Bryant

There’s a chance Bryant will spend the “vast majority” of 2015 with the Cubs, says Theo Epstein.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2014

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

Levine: Rizzo’s Back Injury Could End His Season

An MRI revealed a lower back strain for Anthony Rizzo.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2014

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