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Baseball history unpacked, April 8

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Tuesday afternoon, The Cubs edged out the Pirates, outlasting them 5-4 as Craig Kimbrel turned in his third save. Yu Darvish is now 1-1.

No home runs for the Cubs. Jarrod Dyson hit a solo shot for the Pirates.

The highlights start at 1:59:27. Here they are:

The Cubs are still in first:

Al will have more information about today’s game, in the game post, at 2:30 pm CT for our 3 p.m. start. I’ll drop the specific URL to the contest in the game thread, but you can lurk at the BCB Media Center and catch it there as well. All past games and highlights reels are available there as well. I also make plenty of data available on my Twitter account, immediately pre- and post-game.

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*. Beware of rabbit holes.

Today in baseball history:

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