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Well, simCubs fans ... it looked dark there for a while. Jon Lester the chicken man was on the verge of getting tagged with a loss in one of the best -pitched games he had this year, but the Cubs tied the game late on a Kyle Schwarber base hit and Anthony Rizzo was kind enough to offer us all deliverance in the 11th when David Bote whacked a ball up the chute with two outs and scored easily on Rizzo’s drive into he left-field corner. Dan Winkler, splendid as usual, absorbed the W in a relief role.

Those two hits were pretty much all of the highlights, but they’re the ones we need.

Today the Cubs and Rays will celebrate Independence Day by once again summoning the saucers taking up the lumber and the horsehide. We hope the Cubs can create fireworks from a few Blake Snell offerings, and that Tyler Chatwood can minimize the free passes to first base. 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. And speaking of experience:

Jimi once said: “I don’t play guitar. I play amplifier.”

And now, here’s Cub Tracks 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. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

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Thanks for reading! And Happy Fourth!