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Well, that didn’t work out. Kyle Hendricks pitched well, but not well enough. The bats are still in shipment.

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“Jon’s experience goes a long way for me,” Cubs manager David Ross said this week. “Putting somebody out there that can handle the moment, I think is very powerful. I’m going to bet on Jon Lester in a postseason environment.”


The simCubs split the series with the Pirates. Jon Lester went seven strong innings for the win, his 15th. Greg Allen had a good day with a homer run and a run-scoring triple.

The I-Cubs unfortunately have to accept second-best — they lost in 10 innings when Tanner Scott had an attack of wildness. Adbert Alzolay was ready for prime time but the bullpen wasn’t up to the task and and Johan Camargo grounded into a game-ending twin killing to end a promising rally.

No game today — the final series of the season commences Friday at Wrigley, against the Cardinals. All game video and related material is available commercial-free, 24/7, at the BCB Media Center.

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