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Carlos Villanueva. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Bullpen Innings Load A Concern For Cubs

The evolving Chicago Cubs bullpen has been a pleasant surprise for a team that has compiled the best record in the National League the last 31 days.

06/22/2014

Jordy Mercer of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a home run against the Chicago Cubs. . (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Wood, Cubs Lose 5-3 To Pirates

The hard-hit grounder went right to shortstop Starlin Castro, and he made a strong throw to first. It was just too late to get Gregory Polanco.

06/22/2014

Starlin Castro, Luis Valbuena and Chris Coghlan celebrate after two runs scored against the Miami Marlins.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Have Top NL Record Over Past Month

The Chicago Cubs have the best record in the National League over the past month.

06/21/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Michael Buckner)

5 Pump Up Songs Athletes Use, And You Should Too (Part 1)

By: Adam Bloom Our Pre-Game Playlist series, that can be found at CBSLocalSports.com, features athletes sharing the music they’re currently listening to.  This includes songs they enjoy blasting in the car to music that relates to their […]

06/20/2014

Jeff Samardzija (Credit: (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija, Cubs Have No Common Ground

All of the recent stories on Jeff Samardzija ignore the very essence of what the player really desires.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

Jeff Samardzija (Credit: (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Marlins Beat Cubs 6-5

Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and the Miami Marlins rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5.

06/17/2014

A youngster works a computer tablet. (CBS)

Sports Executives: Social Media Making Ticket Sales A Bigger Challenge

The couch versus the stadium; that’s the challenge facing many sports teams when trying to get more fans in the seats.

06/17/2014

Jake Marisnick #23 of the Miami Marlins steals second base under the tag of Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of the game at Marlins Park on June 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Pitcher Travis Wood Has Big Hit For Cubs In 13th

Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood delivered a victory from the mound on Sunday. A day later, he did the same from the batter’s box. The pinch-hitting pitcher had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.

06/17/2014

Travis Wood throws a pitch in the bottom of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Wood Pitches Cubs Past Phillies 3-0

Travis Wood pitched hitless ball into the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 Sunday to win a road series for the first time this season.

06/15/2014

Chase Utley hits a solo home run against the Cubs.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Phillies 7-4

Jimmy Rollins singled in the fifth to pass Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt to become the Phillies’ hits leader and Domonic Brown capped the inning with a three-run homer, leading Philadelphi to a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

06/14/2014

Crews work to finish installing a TRUMP sign on the side of the Trump Tower in Chicago (Credit: Kris Kridel/CBS)

Wisch: With Wrigley Signs, City Must Avoid Being ‘Trumped’

It’s been called a “wart.” It’s been called a “desecration.” And it’s been called as “subtle as Godzilla.”

670 The Score–06/13/2014

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds third after hitting a two run home run in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pirates Beat Cubs 4-2

Andrew McCutchen homered and reached base four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 at rainy PNC Park on Wednesday night.

06/11/2014

Anthony Rizzo celebrates with third base coach Gary Jones #1 after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rizzo’s Big Game Leads Cubs Over Pirates 7-3

Anthony Rizzo homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday night, spoiling Gregory Polanco’s much-anticipated debut.

06/10/2014

Starlin Castro, Luis Valbuena and Chris Coghlan celebrate after two runs scored against the Miami Marlins.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Feeling Good About Themselves Despite Losing Finale

The Chicago Cubs players had been enjoying the recent winning streak and bonding as teammates at the same time.

06/08/2014

Nate Schierholtz is tagged out by Casey McGehee of the Miami Marlins.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Five-Game Winning Streak Snapped By Marlins

CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Strop hit Giancarlo Stanton with a pitch in the eighth inning then threw a wild pitch that allowed the Miami slugger to score the go-ahead run, and the Marlins beat the […]

06/08/2014

100-year-old Louis Reinhart poses with his family on the field before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Two Months Later, 100-Year-Old Cubs Fan Gets Second Chance

Cubs fan Louis Reinhart finally got his chance to present the game ball at Wrigley Field.

06/08/2014

Catcher Jeff Mathis gets ready to tag out Anthony Rizzo at home plate. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lake Hits 2 HRs, Cubs Beat Marlins For 5th Win In Row

Junior Lake hit two home runs, Emilio Bonifacio added a two-run shot and the Chicago Cubs extended their winning streak to five with a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

06/07/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

Baffoe: Look Forward With Cubs’ Departure From WGN Radio, Not Backward

Don’t scream for tradition when tradition has created zero championships in the past 100 years.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Don Zimmer. (Ezra Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Don Zimmer Was One Of Us

“I don’t want no day,” Zimmer once said. “I want friends, to live my life the way I wanna live it.”

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Don Zimmer. (Ezra Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rest Well, Don Zimmer, And Thanks For The Memories

From New York to Chicago and everywhere else, Don Zimmer was one of a kind.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

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