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10 Biggest MLB First-Half Surprises

Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.

07/14/2014

Jake Arrieta. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Preview: Braves-Cubs

Alex Wood opposes Jake Arrieta this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jake Arrieta And Progress

By now, the Cubs front office has shown we can trust their evaluations.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Red Sox

Jake Arrieta opposes Jake Peavy tonight at Fenway Park.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2014

Jake Arrieta. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Arrieta Flirts With History

Jake Arrieta was perfect through six innings Tuesday before settling for a well-earned win.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

Jake Arrieta. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Arrieta Leads Cubs Past Reds 7-3

Jake Arrieta retired his first 18 batters and struck out nine in seven impressive innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

06/24/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Preview: Reds-Cubs

Homer Bailey opposes Jake Arrieta tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Arrieta Brilliant As Cubs Top Marlins

Jake Arrieta tossed seven innings of one-run ball and struck out a career-high 11.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Marlins

Jake Arrieta opposes Nathan Eovaldi this afternoon at Marlins Park.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

The Cubs celebrate Nate Schierholtz's walk-off single on Tuesday night in a 2-1 win against the Mets. (Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Levine: Schierholtz Happy To Get Big Hit For Cubs

The big hits have often eluded the Cubs, but not on Tuesday in a comeback win against the Mets.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2014

Jake Arrieta  pitches against the New York Mets. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Schierholtz, Cubs Beat Mets 2-1 In 9th Inning

Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.

06/03/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Preview: Mets-Cubs

Zack Wheeler opposes Jake Arrieta tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at AT&T Park on May 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Hudson Handles Cubs, Who Lose 4-0 At San Francisco

Tim Hudson handled the Chicago Cubs the way he has most hitters this season. Hudson turned in another vintage performance to start the season, tossing seven innings to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Tuesday night.

05/28/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Giants

Jake Arrieta opposes Tim Hudson at AT&T Park tonight.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2014

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Padres

Jake Arrieta opposes Eric Stults tonight at Petco Park.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Cardinals

Jake Arrieta opposes Adam Wainwright at Busch Stadium at 7:15 tonight.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

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

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Preview: Cubs-White Sox

Jake Arrieta will oppose Scott Carroll at U.S. Cellular Field tonight.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2014

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