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.


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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.


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.


Jhonny Peralta #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals attempts to turn a double play over Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs in the second inning at Busch Stadium on August 29, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Soler’s 2 HRs, Baez Double Send Cubs Past Cards

Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night.


Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians scores as Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox takes the throw during the first inning on August 28, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Surging Indians Beat White Sox, 3-2

Alexei Ramirez had two hits for the White Sox, and John Danks (9-9) pitched six solid innings.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

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All 9 Consecutive Yankee Hits Off Of Tigers’ David Price

On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees faced off against against the ever so dominant David Price and collected 9 consecutive hits in the third inning. Every Yankee in the batting order got a hit off of David Price last night at Comerica Park.


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5 MLB Players That You Didn’t Know Defected From Cuba

In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.


Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers is congrtaulated by Elvis Andrus at Minute Maid Park on August 10, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

6 Times Elvis Andrus And Adrian Beltre Proved They’re Best Friends

If you didn’t know by now, Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre are pretty tight. From their back-and-forth banter to fooling each other on the field, there’s no pair more fun to watch. Need proof?


Trey Hondras of Jackie Robinson West is greeted by teammates after hitting a two-run homer against Las Vegas on Saturday. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Levine: Jackie Robinson West A Good Baseball Story

The attitude and quality of play of these Little Leaguers was absolutely special.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2014

Chris Coghlan #8 of the Chicago Cubs slides safely into third base against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning on August 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Coghlan Helps Cubs Beat Orioles 7-2

Rick Renteria knew all about Chris Coghlan’s career numbers against Bud Norris, and felt he was playing too well to take him out of the lineup.


John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Rally To Beat White Sox

Chicago (59-69) fell a season-high 10 games under .500.


Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning on August 22, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Arrieta Leads Cubs To 4-1 Victory Over Orioles

The Orioles traded pitcher Jake Arrieta to Chicago in a multi-player deal during last season.


Arismendy Alcantara #7 (L) and Matt Szczur #41 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the San Francisco Giants in a resumed game at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The game was initially called off in the early morning hours of August 20 over a protest from the Giants. Major League Baseball accepted the Giants' appeal, ruling the delay was caused by a mechanical failure of the tarp and changing the status of the game from cancelled and completed with a Cubs 2-0 win to a suspended game. The Cubs defeated the Giants 2-1. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Chicago Wins 2-1 As Cubs, Giants Finish Suspended Game

After two days, the first upheld protest in nearly 30 years and another rain storm, the Chicago Cubs finally completed a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a suspended game on Thursday night.


Chicago Cubs ground crew members struggle to get the tarp on the field as rain falls during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been Upheld

With the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times MLB game protests have been upheld:

CBS Chicago–08/21/2014

A Cubs grounds crew member pushes water off the infield after a tarp malfunction caused the infield to get soaked in Tuesday's game against the Giants. After a protest by San Francisco, the game will be resumed in the fifth inning Thursday afternoon. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Report: Giants Have Officially Filed Protest Following Tarp Chaos

It’s a long shot, with San Francisco contending Wrigley’s tarp is a “mechanical field device.”

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014