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Unfortunately, that was it off of nasty Giants hurler Kevin Gausman, who logged ten Ks in a quality outing. Kohl Stewart was unable to match his effort, and though none of the Cubs pitchers actually looked bad, they were unable to keep the score low enough.

The bats looked bad, especially Javy, but then the ninth inning had some weird Cubbie occurrences. I hope Evan Longoria is all right. I hope Eva is, too. Javy was involved, because Javy is El Mago and all laws both written and unwritten are suspended in his presence. One run scored, but that was all the magic there was on this occasion. A 4-3 loss was the result. Al’s recap has full details of the contest.

The Cubs can still salvage the final game of the series this afternoon. Kyle Hendricks (6-4, 4.62 ERA) is scheduled to face Johnny Cueto (4-1, 3.45 ERA).

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