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No game Monday. There is a game today, with some changes to the Indians’ rotation. Jon Lester will face Adam Plutko.

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.

Chicago Cubs: We are nearing the end of the window of opportunity for the group of players that won the franchise’s first championship in 108 years back in 2016, earning the likes of Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant enduring places in Chicago’s baseball history (and maybe statues down the road). But there’s also no question that there were greater expectations for them as a possible dynasty, and as it stands they’re more like the ‘86 Mets — an extraordinary team that left business undone.

Winning the 2020 title would change the long-standing perception of what these players won together. — Buster Olney {$}.

Derek Dietrich landed in Texas.


No game Monday. Tuesday’s game against the will air at 3 p.m. CT. All game video and related material is available commercial-free, 24/7 at the BCB Media Center. Today’s postings include updated league standings and league leaders.

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