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Luis Valbuena

Jorge Soler  hits a double against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning on September 1, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Castillo, Valbuena Help Cubs Beat Brewers, 4-2

Welington Castillo and Luis Valbuena each homered.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2014

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. (Getty Images)

Valbuena’s Triple Lifts Cubs Over Reds In 12th

Luis Valbuen’a drove a pair home in the 12th inning as the Chicago avoided being swept.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

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

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs First In MLB To Solve Tanaka

A steady rain and drop in Tanaka’s velocity helped the Cubs get to the Yankees’ ace.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2014

Cubs third baseman Mike Olt. (Getty Images)

Levine: Olt Trying To Establish His Role

Mike has a strange stat line — six homers and 16 RBIs but only 13 hits.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a two-RBI single during the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs on May 4, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rally In 9th To Beat Cubs 5-4

Although their three-game winning streak was snapped by the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, the Chicago Cubs are starting to see progress.

05/05/2014

Tony Sanchez #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits the game-winning RBI single in the 16th inning against the Chicago Cubs during the game at PNC Park April 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Pirates defeated the Cubs 4-3 in 16 innings.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sanchez Has Winning Hit In 16th, Pirates Beat Cubs

The Cubs left 19 runners on Wednesday and have gone 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in their first two games. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria is remaining positive.

04/03/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Will Platoon Players To Begin Season

Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish have made the Opening Day roster for the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Mike Olt. (Getty Images)

Levine: Olt To Make Spring Training Third Base Debut Today

Slowed by injury, Cubs infielder Mike Olt is hoping to squeeze into the platoon at third base.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Lindholm: Evaluating The Cubs’ Roster

The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Propsects Not Threatening 25-Man Roster Yet

The team’s veterans spoke of how stockpiling talent allows you to hit the jackpot with someone.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Cubs’ 2014 PECOTA Projections

Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: 2014 Cubs, Part 2 — Position Players

By Scott Lindholm- (CBS) My first piece previewing the 2014 Cubs analyzed their financial status. This one reviews the Cubs’ offense, while the next will be on their pitching. Beginning at catcher, the platoon of Dioner […]

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs hits a solo home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on July 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Cubs Put Valbuena On DL, Recall Watkins

The Chicago Cubs placed infielder Luis Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday because he strained a muscle on his right side.

08/04/2013

Alfonso Soriano is greeted by Darwin Barney  after scoring against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning on July 8, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Garza, Soriano Lead Cubs Over White Sox 8-2

Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings, Alfonso Soriano homered and scored four runs, and the Chicago Cubs pulled away late to beat the White Sox 8-2 on Monday night.

07/08/2013

Matt Garza #22 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on July 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Garza Throws 8 Strong Innings In Cubs’ 3-1 Win

Matt Garza plans to pitch as well as he can for the Chicago Cubs as long as he’s with the team. That’s how he’s dealing with all this trade talk.

07/04/2013

Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a three-run homer as pitcher James Russell #40 of the Chicago Cubs looks on in the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. The home run gave the Athletics an 8 to 7 lead. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Russell Gives Up Lead In 8th, Cubs Lose To A’s 8-7

One bad pitch blew what would’ve given the Chicago Cubs something they’ve rarely achieved this season: a winning streak.

07/03/2013

Luis Valbuena hits a two RBI single against the Houston Astros during the third inning . (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Cedeno, Martinez Lead Astros Past Cubs 4-3

Ronny Cedeno’s squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday.

06/22/2013

Scott Feldman #46 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run double against the New York Mets during the fourth inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Feldman Pitches Cubs To 8-2 Victory Over Mets

Scott Feldman pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and drove in two runs with a big two-out double, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Saturday.

05/18/2013

Dioner Navarro  hits a two-run double against the San Diego Padres. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Feldman Tosses 3-Hitter, Cubs Top Padres 6-2

Scott Feldman retired 18 straight on his way to his first career complete game and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of former No. 1 pick Andrew Cashner’s wildness in a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

05/01/2013

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