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Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Preview: Reds-Cubs

Alfredo Simon opposes Travis Wood tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2014

Tsuyoshi Wada #67 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on September 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Surging Pirates Beat Cubs 7-3

Gerrit Cole won consecutive starts for the first time since early June, NL batting leader Josh Harrison had three hits and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 Friday night for their seventh win in eight games.


Tsuyoshi Wada. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Tsuyoshi Wada opposes Gerrit Cole tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Blue Jays

Kyle Hendricks opposes Drew Hutchison tonight at the Rogers Centre.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Blue Jays

Jake Arrieta opposes Mark Buehrle tonight at the Rogers Centre.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Kris Bryant Named Baseball America’s Minor League Player Of The Year

Bryant was the minor league home run champion with 43 round-trippers.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a three-run home run in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Chicago Cubs on September 8, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Stroman 3-Hitter Leads Blue Jays Over Cubs, 8-0

Marcus Stroman (10-5) struck out eight and walked none, improving to 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA in his past three starts. Chicago was shut out for the 15th time this season, second in the NL behind San Diego’s 18.


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

Levine: A Samardzija Return To Chicago May Be In The Cards

“That is absolutely on my list,” Jeff Samardzija said of considering Chicago as a free agent destination.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Cubs' Jeff Samardzija, left, and White Sox's Paul Konerko. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs, White Sox To Square Off 6 Times In 2015

Put it on your calendar — crosstown foes play from July 10-12 at Wrigley and Aug. 14-16 at The Cell.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Cubs right-hander Jacob Turner. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Blue Jays

Jacob Turner opposes Marcus Stroman tonight at the Rogers Centre.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

The grounds crew puts the tarp on the field during a rain delay during the fifth inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 5, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs-Pirates Game Suspended In 7th Inning

The teams were tied at 3 when a storm rolled through the area. With more rain in the forecast, the game was called after a delay of 1 hour, 52 minutes.


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

Levine: Cubs Not Surprised By Better Play As They Take The Next Step

Manager Rick Renteria believes some pitching depth would work wonders in the future.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Former Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano in 2011. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Zambrano Is His Old Self In Wrigley Appearance

Carlos Zambrano still loves Chicago and cracking jokes.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Mike Olt. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Call Up Mike Olt

Olt’s hitting just .139 this season but will get another look.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Preview: Pirates-Cubs

Vance Worley opposes Tsuyoshi Wada this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Fans at Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Raise Some Ticket Prices For First Time In 4 Years

Business operations says the extra money’s headed toward the team’s future payroll.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Gets His Shot At Shortstop

“It is mostly about him staying in himself and staying more focused in his zone,” Rick Renteria says of Javier Baez.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. (Getty Images)

Preview: Brewers-Cubs

Matt Garza opposes Kyle Hendricks tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2014

Starlin Castro. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Castro’s Ankle Not Broken, But Further Test Results Still Pending

Starlin Castro is hitting .292 this season.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2014

Cubs right-hander Dan Straily. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Cubs Promote 7 To Big Leagues — But Not Bryant

It appears Kris Bryant will indeed wait until 2015 to make his big league debut.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2014