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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Rizzo Wins NL Player Of The Week Award

Anthony Rizzo homered three times in the weekend series against the Diamondbacks.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

Adam Eaton. (Credit: Getty)

Levine: National League Style More Fun For Adam Eaton

Eaton loves the strategy in the National League.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Baffoe: Chicago Baseball Is Beautiful And Unfair

Before the rainbow, there must be rain. And it’s raining right now on Chicago baseball.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?

07/25/2013

American League All-Star Chris Sale  pitches during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

American League Wins All-Star Game 3-0

Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.

07/16/2013

Pete Rose during a game in 1985.  (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Silverman: Competitive Passion Gave All-Star Game Meaning It No Longer Has

The All-Star game used to be can’t-miss television.

670 The Score–07/16/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NL

With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?

07/11/2013

Adam Dunn. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Baffoe: Designate The DH In The National League

Enough of this two leagues with different rules nonsense.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Philip Humber.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Silverman: Astros Moving To The American League Another Error For Baseball

Take a look at the American League standings. There’s something very wrong going on.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

National League All-Star Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sandoval, Cabrera Turn All-Star Game Into NL Romp

Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning Tuesday night, and the National League romped to an 8-0 win over the American League and its third straight All-Star game victory.

07/10/2012

Michael Barrett punches A.J. Pierzynski at U.S. Cellular Field in 2006. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: In Praise Of Interleague Baseball

While interleague games don’t have the novelty aspect they once did, the competition between the two leagues still has a lot of significance.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Mike Quade

Quade Added to N.L. All-Star Coaching Staff

Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Tuesday that Cubs manager Mike Quade will replace Jim Riggleman on his National League All-Star coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Adam Dunn

Wisch: Stick A Fork In The DH – It’s Dunn

On Tuesday night, Adam Dunn went 0-for-4 (with two strikeouts). On Monday night, he went 0-for-4 (with three strikeouts). And on Sunday afternoon, he was 0-for-3 (with two more strikeouts).

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Jeff Baker

Baker, Cubs Agree To Contract

The Cubs might not be able to make any big splashes in the free agent market this off-season, but they’re expected to make a few minor moves.

12/02/2010