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Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. Good news! The Cubs played eight innings of a 2-1 game that didn’t seem that close and then came on in the top of the ninth in a game that featured entirely too much suspense given the Cubs’ offensive ineptitude and turned on a four-pitch sequence when the Cubs erupted for three hits, the third of which was a two-run homer by young catcher Willson Contreras, who followed elder backstop Robinson Chrinos’ clutch liner with one of his own, after Rafael Ortega delivered a clutch two-bagger.

Kimbrel time.

Double your pleasure, double your fun. The meat loaf is in, the brooms will be out, tomorrow. The world seems brighter. The food tastes better, the wife is prettier, laughter comes more easily.

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“All the reports and rumors flying from now until then, you probably could put a full scrapbook together and see the rollercoaster that it’s going to take everyone on. My position is just staying one day at a time and not really worrying about what’s going to happen. What’s going to happen is going to happen. None of us have any control of it.” — Anthony Rizzo.

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