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The simCubs evened up the series behind Tyler Chatwood, who went four strong innings as the opener, and Alec Mills, who has proven to be a dependable horse out of the pen, and took the Phil Regan Award. Mills and relative newcomer Jesus Luzardo pitch just about every day and are effective. It’s not like teams get a break when those guys trot in.

Willson Contreras drove in the first two runs with a clutch single and TOOTBLAN, Jason Heyward got credit for an RBI on an error by Pittsburgh first sacker Josh Bell, Nico Hoerner continued to be clutch with a pinch single and ribeye, and then Javier Baez went yardarm for four runs and the rout was on. Cubs pitchers kept the score at one against and we got past technical errors well enough for the Cubs to bring a road victory home.

Today, Steven Brault, newly-returned to the Pirate rotation, will face renascent Yu Darvish in the rubber game. Al will have more in the game post (at 2:30 p.m. 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 too, if you want the full #simCubs experience.

And now, here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, the only links column that really matters. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

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