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Wha-hey! The simCubs brought their bats, Saturday in the park, can you dig it, yes I can. They routed the Reds 13-0, and if you had 13 in the pool, you’re golden.

Anthony Rizzo, the player of the game, swatted two long balls, and Willson Contreras chipped in with his second two-homer game in a week, and Ian Happ provided all the runs the Cubs would need in the first inning in one swell foop as Jon Lester continued his shutout streak and Jesus Luzardo got a three-inning save and they cruised to a convincing victory on a beautiful day for a ball game and an even better one for run-on sentences.

Today the Cubs look to earn at least a split of the four-game set as Anthony DeSclafani takes the hill to face Tyler Chatwood, who is hoping to put in more than four innings. Let’s hope also that the Cubs have some runs saved up for the contest. 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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Thanks for reading! And please — drive home safely.