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USA goalie Tim Howard. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

5 Great Performances In Losses

Tim Howard isn’t alone in registering a brilliant performance in a losing effort.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2014

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Castro Powers Cubs Past Pirates 6-3

Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer and Edwin Jackson finally got the better of Charlie Morton, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.


Cubs righty Edwin Jackson. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Preview: Pirates-Cubs

Charlie Morton opposes Edwin Jackson this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Jeff Samardzija opposes Edinson Volquez tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Jason Hammel opposes Brandon Cumpton tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2014

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Travis Wood opposes Francisco Liriano tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2014

Cubs righty Edwin Jackson. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Edwin Jackson opposes Charlie Morton tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

50 Cent. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Watch: 50 Cent Throws Out One Of the Worst First Pitches Ever

Well, he did keep it on the playing field, so that’s a start.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

Carlos Gomez, right. (Getty Images)

MLB Suspends 4 Players After Brewers-Pirates Brawl

Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado will miss five games.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

Billy Hamilton. (Getty Images0

Watch: Billy Hamilton Goes 1st-To-3rd On Chopper To Pitcher

Hamilton does things no one in baseball can do.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez tags out Emilio Bonifacio as he tries to steal third base in the first inning of Thursday's game. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pirates Use 5-Run 7th To Rally Past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 […]

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Getty Images)

Levine: Castro Responds Well To Renteria’s Lineup Move

Castro homered twice Tuesday and has a five-game hitting streak.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Cubs Edge Pirates, 3-2, For 1st Win

Chicago starter Jason Hammel allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Junior Lake. (Getty Images)

View: Cubs’ Junior Lake Isn’t Wearing The Correct Road Jersey

Junior Lake doesn’t have Chicago’s new road jersey on.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Excited To Be Opening Day Starter

Samardzija isn’t worried about the inclement weather that may await in Pittsburgh.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Matt Garza. (Getty Images)

Matt Garza On Cubs: Best Of Luck, But ‘I’m Going To Try To Kick Their Teeth In’

Matt Garza appreciated his time in Chicago, but he has a new mission now.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Coors Field. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Giving An Opening Day Holiday The Cold Shoulder

A federal holiday to sit out in the freezing cold doesn’t sound pleasant.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Catcher Dioner Navarro #30 of the Chicago Cubs (R) tags out Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates after he tried to score on a bunt by Charlie Morton #50 during the second inning at Wrigley Field on September 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Lose, Pirates Clinch Playoff Spot

After two consecutive decades of losing, the Pirates (90-67) clinched at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis 4-3.


Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 13, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Rally Past Pirates 5-4

Anthony Rizzo hit a towering go-ahead, two-run homer off Jason Grilli in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4 on Friday night.


Chris Rusin #18 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 12, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs’ Rusin Can’t Contain Pirates

Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings to earn his first victory in nearly two months and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night.