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Yu again, Cubs get Machado, belted, and other bullets

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Welcome. If this is Sunday, this must be Berwyn. Last night’s feature, the Creature That Came From Arlington, featuring a scary couple of innings and Yu Darvish’s Tyler Chatwood impression, ended with the Cubs splitting the series, with one game left to go, after a Joey Gallo deep fly.

Many thanks are due Frank Coffman, who provided the splendid verse that opened yesterday’s column. Frank is a Cub Fan but he has better taste than to be a Bud Man. I’ll drink to that. I could use a belt.

Pardon us while we over-react.

CUBS GET MACHADO!

Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome).

Adbert Alzolay (side) will begin his season doing rehab work in Arizona and won’t join the Triple-A Iowa rotation right away, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

Cubs birthdays: Big Jeff Pfeffer, John Herrnstein, Gonzalo Marquez.

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.