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Report: Ben Zobrist Drawing Wide Interest In Trade Market

The Cubs remain involved, but Billy Beane has plenty of leverage with so many teams interested.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2015

Scott Kazmir. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir From Athletics

One potential target of the Cubs’ is off the board.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2015

White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Garcia, Ramirez Each Drive In 2 Runs As White Sox Beat A’s

Avisal Garcia hit a two-run homer, Alexei Ramirez had two hits and two RBIs and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings.


Melky Cabrera, right, gets a high-five from Adam LaRoche after Cabrera scored. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Cabrera Capitalizes On Another Error By A’s As White Sox Win 4th Straight

Melky Cabrera had the game-winning single after an Oakland error in the seventh inning.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2015

Adam LaRoche, right, high-fives White Sox teammate Jose Abreu after they both scored on a double by Avisail Garcia. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

White Sox Score 5 In 7th To Beat A’s, 7-6

Avisail Garcia doubled in two runs to cap a five-run seventh inning.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2015

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Preview: White Sox-Athletics

Carlos Rodon opposes Jesse Hahn tonight at O.co Coliseum.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2015

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MLB 5 Best, Worst Surprises From First Month

One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?

CBS Chicago–05/13/2015

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30 Players: Marcus Semien Looks To Break Out With A’s

When you take a look at Marcus Semien’s stats, nothing really jumps out at you, until you get to his on-base percentage.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2015

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Kazmir, Quintana Both Strong; A’s Beat White Sox, 10-4

Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of Chicago tuned up for the regular season with strong starts.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2015

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A’s Beat Cubs, 14-2

Edwin Jackson might be thinking he wishes he never found his way to work.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2015

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Cubs Prospect Bryant Hits 2 Homers In Vegas Hometown Game

Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant got into the game late, then hit two home runs in front of his hometown Las Vegas fans to highlight Chicago’s 3-1 win.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2015

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Arrieta Sharp As Cubs Beat A’s, 5-3

Jake Arrieta allowed an unearned run over four innings in his second start of the spring as the Chicago Cubs beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 in the opener of a two-game exhibition series at Cashman Field.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Tie Athletics In Joe Maddon’s Spring Debut With Team

Travis Wood pitched pitched two perfect innings for the split-squad Cubs.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015

Jeff Samardzija (Photo by Ezra Shaw).

Samardzija: ‘Double Awesome’ To Be Traded To White Sox

In five months, things have come full circle for new White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox Acquire Samardzija, Ship Off Semien, Bassitt

The White Sox made the big headlines on the first day of the Winter Meetings.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Still A Possibility For White Sox

One more dominant starter could do wonders for the White Sox.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants’ World Series Win Won’t Make Them A Dynasty

The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.


BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Alcides Escobar #2 celebrates with teammate Billy Butler #16 after scoring on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals RBI single to left field in the ninth inning against Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s All Kansas City In The American League Playoffs

The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.


KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: ALCS Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals Outlast A’s 9-8 In Extra Innings, Move On To ALDS

It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball’s backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys. On Tuesday night, they returned to the game’s grand stage in dramatic fashion.