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Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Epstein: Cubs Ready To Compete For NL Central In ’15

“We have a chance to win this division and win it on a consistent basis,” Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–6 hours ago

Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.(Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Arrieta Outpitches Lackey As Cubs Beat Cards, 3-1

Jake Arrieta threw seven innings of two-hit ball while striking out 10.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

Welington Castillo follows through on a two-run home run scoring teammate Luis Valbuena during the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Castillo’s HR, Hit In 10th Lifts Cubs Over Cards, 4-3

Welington Castillo drove home the winning run with a long RBI single in the 10th inning.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2014

Chris Coghlan  two-RBI single in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Overcome 5-Run Deficit To Beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.

08/31/2014

Logan Watkins rounds third base after hitting a solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cubs Hit 3 More HRs, Beat Cards 5-1 In DH Opener

Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago’s three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

08/30/2014

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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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

John Lackey. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Cardinals Send Craig, Kelly To Red Sox For Lackey

It was Boston’s second big trade of the day, as it earlier shipped Jon Lester to Oakland.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Second baseman Emilio Bonifacio tags out Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cardinals Shut Out Cubs 1-0

Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

07/27/2014

Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals is tagged out by Emilio Bonifacio #64 of the Chicago Cubs during the first inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Cardinals 6-3

Matt Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to stop a four-game skid.

07/26/2014

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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

MLB commissioner Bud Selig. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Hopefully, Crimes In The All-Star Game Are Selig’s Punishment

What’s Bud Selig’s legacy? An idiotic home-field advantage rule and PEDs.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

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The 5 Dirtiest Plays in Baseball History

Check out our list of the 5 dirtiest plays in baseball history.

06/27/2014

Yasiel Puig's celebrations have irked some baseball traditionalists. (Getty IMages)

Baffoe: Baseball’s Fun Police Problem

To progress, baseball can’t fear change and deny game and player evolution.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2014

Jake Arrieta  delivers a pitch in the first inning during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

Cardinals Beat Cubs 4-3 In 12 innings

Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 Tuesday night.

05/14/2014

Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a two-RBI single during the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs on May 4, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rally In 9th To Beat Cubs 5-4

Although their three-game winning streak was snapped by the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, the Chicago Cubs are starting to see progress.

05/05/2014

Starlin Castro congratulates Junior Lake at home plate after Lake hit a two-run home.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Win First Series Of The Season

A strong effort by Jake Arrieta and the bullpen gave the team back-to-back wins over St Louis. The Cubs had not won a series since September 11, 2013.

05/03/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lake, Rizzo HR, Lead Arrieta, Cubs Over Cardinals

Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo homered, leading Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Saturday for their season-best third win in a row.

A day after the Cubs tagged St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright, they came back to beat Michael Wacha (2-3).

The Cubs have their longest winning streak since a three-game sweep of San Francisco in late July.

Arrieta struck out seven over 5 1-3 innings in his season debut. He gave up four hits.

Chicago’s bullpen combined to pitch 3 2-3 scoreless innings. Brian Schlitter (1-0) got two outs for the win and Hector Rondon worked around a pair of leadoff singles in the ninth for his third save.

05/03/2014

Kolten Wong hits an RBI single against the Chicago Cubs.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Cardinals 6-4

Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, leading Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 6-4 Sunday.

04/13/2014

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