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Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals follows through on an RBI single scoring teammate Matt Carpenter during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wainwright Wins 20th As Cardinals Shut Out Cubs

Adam Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors’ only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2014

Catcher Welington Castillo #5 (L) and starting pitcher Travis Wood #37 of the Chicago Cubs (R) argue with home plate umpire Mike DiMuro #16 after DiMuro called Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants safe at home, scoring on an RBI single hit by Madison Bumgarner during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The call was not reviewed. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: With Long Baseball Games, TV Ads Are Real Culprit

Major league baseball will take a hard look during the off-season at time of game and eliminating needless delays by both the pitcher and hitter, Bruce Levine writes.

09/22/2014

Addison Russell. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Elite Cub Prospect Russell Gets Tour Of Wrigley

Addison Russell says the Cubs haven’t discussed a position change with him.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2014

Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides into home plate as catcher Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox fails to haul in the ball to score off of single by Ben Zobrist during the fifth inning of a game on September 20, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Franklin Powers Rays To 3-1 Win Over White Sox

Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.

09/20/2014

Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox hits an RBI single off of pitcher Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays to score Adam Eaton during the fifth inning of a game on September 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

White Sox Eliminate Rays From Playoff Contention

Jose Quintana pitched into the eighth inning and Avisail Garcia had a two-run double to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday night, eliminating the Rays from playoff contention.

09/19/2014

Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kershaw Gets 20th Win As Dodgers Rout Cubs 14-5

Clayton Kershaw (20-3) pitched five shaky innings in his shortest start in 3 1/2 months, but the NL West-leading Dodgers roughed up Edwin Jackson on their way to a 13-hit attack that included four homers.

09/19/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs

Dodgers Explode Past Cubs With 8-4 Win

Dee Gordon and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit RBI doubles in Los Angeles’ five-run seventh inning.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014

Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning on September 15, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Rizzo’s Walk-Off Homer Gives Cubs 1-0 Win Over Reds

CHICAGO (AP) – Anthony Rizzo capped his return to the Cubs lineup with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning that gave Chicago a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo […]

09/15/2014

Alexei Ramirez #10 of the Chicago White Sox points skyward after hitting a two-run homer against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning in game one of a doubleheader on September 13, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Quintana, Ramirez Combine To Lead White Sox Past Twins 5-1

Jose Quintana struck out a career-high 13, Alexei Ramirez homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday.

09/13/2014

Jose Abreu hits a run scoring single against the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Levine: Long Season Taking Toll On Abreu

The numbers certainly don’t lie when looking at Jose Abreu’s season, Bruce Levine writes.

09/13/2014

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.

09/12/2014

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5 Walk Off Reasons To Love September Baseball

Walk, don’t run to the best time of the year.

09/12/2014

In an Aug. 13 game, Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants was originally ruled out but upon video review called safe on this play because White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers blocked the plate. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

MLB Uses Common Sense, Clarifies Home Plate Collision Rule

Thankfully, runners out by 20-some feet now will always be out.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

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.

09/08/2014

Catcher Yan Gomes #10 celebrates with starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians after the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on September 6, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the White Sox 3-1. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Kluber’s 5-Hitter Leads Indians Over White Sox 3-1

Corey Kluber pitched a five-hitter to win for the first time in a month, rookie Jose Ramirez hit a go-ahead triple in a two-run seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Saturday night.

09/06/2014

Starting pitcher Chris Sale #49 watches as third baseman Marcus Semien #5 of the Chicago White Sox fields a ground ball hit by Zach Walters #6 of the Cleveland Indians during the second inning at Progressive Field on September 5, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Indians Edge White Sox 2-1 In 10 Innings

Pinch-hitter David Murphy, activated from the disabled list before the game, drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Friday night.

09/05/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

JRW Little League Champs Saluted At Wrigley Field

The Jackie Robinson West little league champions of the United States were honored guests of the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday.

09/01/2014

Starter Tsuyoshi Wada #67 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on August 30, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cubs, Cardinals Split Doubleheader

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday has been known to be a streaky hitter. And he might be finding his hitting stroke at just the right time for the St. Louis Cardinals. He homered twice […]

08/31/2014

Alexei Ramirez #10 of the Chicago White Sox forces out Don Kelly #32 of the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Tigers Beat White Sox 8-4, Salvage Doubleheader Split

Kyle Ryan pitched six scoreless innings in his major league debut, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a split of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox with a potentially costly 8-4 victory.

08/30/2014

Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers follows through on an RBI double scoring teammate J.D. Martinez during the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 29, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Verlander Leads Tigers Past White Sox 7-1

The contending Tigers won for the fifth time in six games. Chicago has lost nine of 10.

08/30/2014

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