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Levine: Offense At A Premium In MLB

Strikeouts are at an all-time high, and only 22 hitters are batting over .300.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

Carlos Gomez #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers steals second base as second baseman Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs can't come up with the throw from the catcher during the first inning at Wrigley Field on August 11, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Brewers Beat Cubs 3-1

Coming off his worst start of the year, Jake Arrieta gave up two runs and five hits in 7 1-3 innings for the Cubs. The right-hander was hit hard in a loss at Colorado on Wednesday, allowing season highs of nine runs and 13 hits in five-plus innings.


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5 Faces Of Major League Baseball

Let’s take a look at the five faces of Major League Baseball when the post-Jeter era begins in November.


White Sox right-hander Hector Noesi. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Noesi’s Solid Effort Helps White Sox Edge Mariners 2-1

Hector Noesi worked 7 1-3 strong innings to help the Chicago White Sox eventually earn a 10-inning 2-1 victory.


Javy Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs tages out Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays as he tries to steal second base in the 2nd inning at Wrigley Field on August 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rays Beat Cubs 4-0

Jake Odorizzi struck out nine in six scoreless innings and combined with two relievers on a five-hitter to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.


Mike Zunino #3 of the Seattle Mariners is congratulated by Chris Denorfia #28 (L) and Logan Morrison #20 after hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field on August 8, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. Catcher Adrian Nieto #17 looks on. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Zunino Leads Mariners To 4-1 Win Over White Sox

While Hisashi Iwakuma felt his command was terrible, the results looked awfully familiar.


Jorge Soler in spring training. (Getty Images)

Levine: Soler Likely In September, But Not Bryant

“I still don’t foresee Kris getting called up this year,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Cubs infielder Javier Baez. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baez Goes 1-For-5 In Wrigley Debut As Rays Overtake Cubs

In his Wrigley Field debut, touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez went 1-for-5 with a run scored and four strikeouts.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

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6 Most Overpaid Athletes

Because we think that extra million is just one too many.


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Famous Little League World Series Alumni

With the 2014 Little League World Series beginning next week, let’s take a look at some famous athletes and alumni who once played in the LLWS in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.


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5 Classic Photos Of The Great Vin Scully

By Adam W. Bloom As a native Los Angelino, I had the incredible good fortune to grow up listening to Vin Scully call Dodger games.  I have argued with many that he is the very […]


Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins scores on and RBI single hit by Josh Willingham as catcher Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox retrieves the throw home during the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

White Sox Beat Twins 10-8, Despite Sale’s Off-Night

Good thing for the White Sox, Jose Abreu came through again at the plate.


Rick Hahn and Robin Ventura. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Came Close To Big Trade, Hahn Says

(CBS) – The White Sox appeared passive this week as the non-waiver trading deadline passed without the team making a deal. On the surface, you could say they weren’t trying very hard to add on. […]


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5 MLB Trade Deadline Winners

After one of the craziest MLB trade deadlines ever, let’s take a look at who made the best moves of the day.


Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis tags out the Reds' Zack Cozart at home plate Thursday night. The call was overturned and Cozart was called safe due to the home plate collision rule. (Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

MLB Defends ‘Joke’ Of A Call At Home Plate

This was all sorts of puzzling.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]



5 Crazy Plays By A Shortstop You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

A super human shortstop, no Derek Jeter, we’re not talking about you.


Manager Rick Renteria #16 of the Chicago Cubs (R) takes out starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada #67 during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies on July 28, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wada Earns 1st MLB Win As Cubs beat Rockies

Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big-league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1.
Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada (1-1).


Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox congratulates teammates Conor Gillaspie #12 on scoring a run against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning of the game on July 26, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sale Shuts Down Twins In 7-0 Win

Chris Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 7-0 on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins.


John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on July 25, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Abreu Hits 30th HR, White Sox Beat Twins 9-5

Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night.