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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants breaks his bat in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB Postseason

The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

10/11/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants lines out to center in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Pirates 8-0 To Advance

Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

10/01/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.

10/01/2014

Jacob Turner #38 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of their game on September 14, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates, 7-3

Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh’s first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Chicago Cubs 7-3.

09/14/2014

Arismendy Alcantara #7 celebrates with Chris Valaika after scoring in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Pirates 6-4

Jeff Locke’s rocky third inning was a costly one for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

09/14/2014

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates watches his home run against the Chicago Cubs.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Pirates Hit 4 Homers In 10-4 Victory Over Cubs

Andrew McCutchen hit one of Pittsburgh’s four homers, and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Sunday to move into the second wild-card slot in the National League.

09/07/2014

Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores on an RBI single by Chris Stewart as catcher Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs waits for the throw during the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on September 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pirates Get 2 Big Wins Against Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Lots of positive news for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on Saturday. They collected two wins over the Chicago Cubs, and then there was an optimistic report on the status of […]

09/07/2014

Arismendy Alcantara slides safely as Russell Martin of the Pittsburgh Pirates make a tag during the third inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Pirates Win Suspended Game Against Cubs

Josh Harrison hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday in the conclusion of the series opener that was suspended due to rain.

09/06/2014

Chicago Cubs ground crew members struggle to get the tarp on the field as rain falls during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been Upheld

With the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times MLB game protests have been upheld:

CBS Chicago–08/21/2014

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7 Great Fan Catches Using A Hat

Here are seven great fan catches using a hat.

08/04/2014

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5 Crazy Events From Major League Baseball You May Have Missed

By Adam W. Bloom The second half of the MLB season is under way with a number of teams making moves to try and stamp their ticket into the playoffs. While you’d think the pressure […]

07/25/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

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

07/11/2014

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Best Minor League Baseball Stadiums To Catch A Game

If you’re in the mood for a road trip, or simply want to come out to support your local team, make your next stop a minor league baseball game at one of these fan favorite stadiums.

06/30/2014

Josh Harrison  of the Pittsburgh Pirates follows through on an RBI infield single.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pirates Slip Past Cubs For 2-1 Victory

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Cumpton pitched seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider hit a solo homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday. Cumpton (3-2) won his third straight decision as the […]

06/22/2014

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds third after hitting a two run home run in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pirates Beat Cubs 4-2

Andrew McCutchen homered and reached base four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 at rainy PNC Park on Wednesday night.

06/11/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Kris Bryant And Gregory Polanco Are Two Different Movies

It’d be imprudent for a non-contender to let gaudy statistics affect an elite prospect’s timetable.

670 The Score–06/11/2014

Anthony Rizzo celebrates with third base coach Gary Jones #1 after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rizzo’s Big Game Leads Cubs Over Pirates 7-3

Anthony Rizzo homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday night, spoiling Gregory Polanco’s much-anticipated debut.

06/10/2014

Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider. (Getty Images)

Watch: Sometimes Fly Balls Have A Way Of Humbling You

The effort was extraordinary. The execution here was anything but.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

Mike Olt follows through on a two-run home run scoring teammate Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Hammel Strong Again, Cubs Beat Pirates 7-5

Jason Hammel threw seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo had four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday night despite allowing five solo home runs.

04/09/2014

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