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Steve Cishek’s natal anniversary, the Crosstown Classic, and other bullets

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Birthday boy
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Craig Kimbrel is gonna pitch today. Happy belated birthday to Lester Strode. Happy birthday, Steve Cishek!

The White Sox are at Wrigley, minus Harrelson. Hey Hawk! Wrigley doesn’t like you either.

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). {$} means paywall. {$] means limited views.

“We’d like to try to find a way to get some big road wins and turn that around,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said this weekend. “We can’t keep on making up for our road trips with great homestands. We have to try to find a way to get in a rhythm on the road as well.” — Jordan Bastian.

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.