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Baseball history unpacked, June 19

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Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news from yesterday and today

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The first-place simCubs swept the simMets out of town and are welcoming the simBoston Red Sox today at beautiful simWrigley Field.

Tyler Chatwood pitched well enough to stick around to get the win as the Cubs rode timely hitting by Ian Happ and company to an 8-1 victory. Happ jacked a triple and drove in four and Steven Matz didn’t do so well against the others either.

Plenty of highlights! Jason Heyward tripled, Willson Contreras doubled, and Javier Baez showed signs of coming out of his deepish slump. No homers by the Cubs!

Eduardo Rodriguez will face Yu Darvish in today’s series-opening game. Al will have more about the game in the game post at 2:30 p.m. CT, and then I’ll post the actual URL to the stream at 3 p.m. CT. Or you can catch the game at the BCB Media Center and also catch past games and game videos, if you want the full #simCubs experience.

... 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 hand-picked scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*.

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