The 1989 World Series trophy sits on display before a celebration of the championship of 25 years ago against the San Francisco Giants before a game at Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Levine’s World Series Prediction: Giants In 6

The starting rotation will be the difference for San Francisco.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2014

Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Edge Orioles 2-1, Take 3-0 Lead In ALCS

Boosted by more sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and another dose of small ball, suddenly the wild-card Royals are one win from the World Series.


Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI double in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels during Game One of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Royals Take Playoff Opener Against Angels in Extra Innings

The Kansas City Royals went a few more extra innings, withstood a few more scares and figured out another dramatic way to win a playoff game.


Paul Konerko gets a standing ovation from fans as he comes to bat during the second inning against the Kansas City Royals. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Konerko 0-4 As Royals Clinch

Paul Konerko only has a few at-bats left in his career.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2014

Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals scores on an RBI single hit by Lorenzo Cain #6 during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Royals Clinch Playoff Spot With Win Over White Sox

The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

White Sox right-hander Hector Noesi. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Preview: Royals-White Sox

Jeremy Guthrie opposes Hector Noesi tonight at U.S. Cellular Field.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

Royals Beat White Sox, Close In On Playoffs

Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs to lead Kansas City to a win.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2014

Jose Quintana. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Preview: Royals-White Sox

James Shields opposes Jose Quintana tonight at U.S. Cellular Field.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2014

Paul Konerko. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Watch: Paul Konerko Thanks White Sox Fans In Video Tribute

Paul Konerko will play his final series this weekend.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2014

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Preview: White Sox-Royals

Chris Sale opposes Yordano Ventura tonight at Kauffman Stadium.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

Gillaspie’s 3-Run Double Leads White Sox Past Royals

Conor Gillaspie’s seventh-inning double touched up the previously untouchable Wade Davis.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

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

Preview: White Sox-Royals

Chris Bassitt opposes Liam Hendriks tonight at Kauffman Stadium.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Starting pitcher John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Rally To Beat White Sox, 4-3

Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.


John Danks. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Preview: White Sox-Royals

John Danks opposes James Shields tonight at Kauffman Stadium.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2014

Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Kris Bryant Named Baseball America’s Minor League Player Of The Year

Bryant was the minor league home run champion with 43 round-trippers.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Cubs' Jeff Samardzija, left, and White Sox's Paul Konerko. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs, White Sox To Square Off 6 Times In 2015

Put it on your calendar — crosstown foes play from July 10-12 at Wrigley and Aug. 14-16 at The Cell.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Cubs infielder Javier Baez. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: For Cubs Youngsters, There’s Learning In Whiffing

Javier Baez is striking out at a wild rate, but the Cubs just want to see quality at-bats.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates

Watch: Epic Outfield Fail By Ryan Rayburn

You can’t make these things up.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2014

White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

9th-Inning Run Pushes Royals Past White Sox

Tyler Flowers couldn’t handle the throw home, and Mike Moustakas scored the game-winner.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Jose Quintana.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Preview: Royals-White Sox

James Shields opposes Jose Quintana at U.S. Cellular Field this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014