Starlin Castro

Cubs catcher John Baker slides in for the winning run in Tuesday's 16-inning game against the Rockies at Wrigley Field. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Baker Shines On Wild Night At Wrigley

Chicago’s 4-3 win in 16 innings took 6 hours, 27 minutes to complete — the longest game in franchise history.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

Cubs catcher John Baker earned the win against the Rockies with a scoreless 16th inning. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Marathon Contest Brings Rare Feats For Cubs, Rockies

John Baker was the first MLB position player to earn a win since May 2012.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

Cubs first base coach Eric Hinsk, right, congratulates Starlin Castro after the latter's sac fly in the 16th inning plated the winning run against the Rockies. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Rockies In 16 Innings, 4-3

Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher — and won.

07/30/2014

Darwin Barney. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Goodbye To Barney Another Goodbye To Hendry

Darwin Barney’s exit, unceremonious as it is, is a watershed for Cubdom.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Emma: All-Star Honor A Milestone In Rizzo’s Maturation

“You grow up and you want to be an All-Star,” Anthony Rizzo says.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs See Progress Under New Manager

Rickey Renteria has had a successful first half to his Cubs managing career despite having a last place ball club.

07/13/2014

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Look To Rizzo, Castro For Leadership

Anthony Rizzo has “the heart to be a leader,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo stares down Reds pitcher Homer Bailey after being hit by a pitch. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Rizzo, Cubs At Least Have Fight

These aren’t just pretty boy prospects the Cubs have amassed. They’ll battle you.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. (Getty Images)

Valbuena’s Triple Lifts Cubs Over Reds In 12th

Luis Valbuen’a drove a pair home in the 12th inning as the Chicago avoided being swept.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoyer: Many Options For Fitting Cubs’ Puzzle Pieces Together

Jed Hoyer also explained the position-switching options available for Cubs prospects.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by Alexei Ramirez #10 after Abrew hit a three-run homer against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 14, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sox’s Abreu, Ramirez And Cubs’ Castro Named All-Stars

The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo and the White Sox’s Chris Sale can still be voted in by the fans.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2014

Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Chicago Cubs gets his third hit of game in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on July 4, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  The Cubs won 7-2.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Ruggiano Homers, Cubs Cool Off Nationals 7-2

Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game for the Chicago Cubs, who used another solid outing from Jason Hammel to beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday.

07/04/2014

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

Levine: Castro Longs For Return To All Star Game

Starlin Castro has found his game and won’t be returning to the mediocre player that patrolled shortstop for the Cubs in 2013.

06/25/2014

Starlin Castro, Luis Valbuena and Chris Coghlan celebrate after two runs scored against the Miami Marlins.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Have Top NL Record Over Past Month

The Chicago Cubs have the best record in the National League over the past month.

06/21/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Arrieta Brilliant As Cubs Top Marlins

Jake Arrieta tossed seven innings of one-run ball and struck out a career-high 11.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

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

Epstein: Cubs Have ‘Good Dialogue’ With Samardzija In Contract Talks

Theo Epstein also expects Kris Bryant to move up to Triple-A later this season.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs, Samardzija Renew Contract Talks

The Cubs have reportedly upped their offer for right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Jake Marisnick #23 of the Miami Marlins steals second base under the tag of Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of the game at Marlins Park on June 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Pitcher Travis Wood Has Big Hit For Cubs In 13th

Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood delivered a victory from the mound on Sunday. A day later, he did the same from the batter’s box. The pinch-hitting pitcher had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.

06/17/2014

Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs, Double-A Smokies Agree To 4-Year Extension

The Tennessee Smokies will remain a Cubs affiliate through 2018.

CBS Chicago–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

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