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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. The Cubs won an entertaining game Monday night against Cincinnati. We have mostly tweets and the details about Andrew Chafin.

Once upon a time, the game started out in fine fashion with the third baseman in left field showing off his arm and Anthony Rizzo going deep. Rizzo has more home runs than any other left-hander since 2013 (226).

Kyle Hendricks, though, was getting a lot of home plate and didn’t stick around. Neither did Wade Miley. Lots of RISPy business, LOB-American-style, for you and me. Willson Contreras tied it up late. Javier Baez won it, later. Al will have details in his recap.

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“That was long,” David Bote said of his IL stint. “That’s the first time I ever experienced something like that, so it feels really good to be back. I missed playing. Ready to get going here. I had a good time in Iowa playing. ... The shoulder feels great. The training staff, we did a really good job and we worked really hard.” —

Food for thought:

Here’s to happy endings. Thanks for reading.