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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.

10/18/2014

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.

10/12/2014

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.

10/01/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: AL Wild-Card Tale Of 2 Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

White Sox right-hander Chris Bassitt. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Garcia Single Lifts White Sox Over Athletics, 2-1

Avisail Garcia’s bases-loaded single in the eighth inning made Chicago a winner.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Alberto Callaspo #7 of the Oakland Athletics hits a gournd-rule double. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Athletics Top White Sox, 11-2

Josh Donaldson had a career-high five hits while driving in four runs, helping Jon Lester and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 11-2 on Tuesday night.

09/09/2014

A's right-hander and former Cub Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Will Consider Cubs, White Sox Equally

Bruce Levine sat down with Oakland A’s right-hander Jeff Samardzija for a Q-andA.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox follows through on a game-winning, solo home run during the twelfth inning against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field on September 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Athletics 5-4 in 12 innings.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Flowers Hits Tying, Winning Homers In White Sox Win Over A’s

Tyler Flowers shocked the Oakland Athletics on Monday night — but probably no more than he surprised himself. Flowers hit a solo home run to tie the game in the ninth inning and then added another to win it in the 12th, leading the Chicago White Sox to an improbable 5-4 victory.

09/09/2014

A's right-hander and former Cub Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: A Samardzija Return To Chicago May Be In The Cards

“That is absolutely on my list,” Jeff Samardzija said of considering Chicago as a free agent destination.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

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7 Great Fan Catches Using A Hat

Here are seven great fan catches using a hat.

08/04/2014

Yoenis Cespedes (Photo Credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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.

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 […]

07/31/2014

Jon Lester. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Reports: Red Sox Trade Lester To A’s For Cespedes

A blockbuster deal has gone through on the morning of trade deadline day.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

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6 MLB All-Stars That You May Not Know

Here are 6 MLB All-Stars that you may not know.

07/11/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

A's right-hander and former Cub Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Trade Costs Samardzija Shot At All-Star Game

The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.

07/07/2014

Gordon Beckham  is Congratulated by third base coach Joe McEwing  after Beckham hit a lead-off home run. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Rally For 4-2 Win Over Athletics

Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox snap a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

05/14/2014

Scott Carroll pitches against the Oakland Athletics.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Shutout By A’s 11-0

After two great starts, Scott Carroll has run into some adversity in his past two. He remains optimistic and confident.

05/14/2014

Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago Whites Sox is congratulated by Adam Dunn #44 after Abreu hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on May 12, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Rally Falls Short In 5-4 Loss To A’s

White Sox manager Robin Ventura questioned the effort of his players after a 5-1 loss to Arizona on Sunday in Chicago, and he spoke about the “uninspired” effort again before playing at Oakland on Monday night hoping for a spark. All he could complain about after the latest loss is that the comeback came too late.

05/13/2014

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