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Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. The Cubs played in Wrigley North Friday and the results are in. Cubs to an early lead, Davies pitching well enough to win until Codi Heuer had to put out the fire. Good hitting got four runs, and then Frank tanked.

The Cubs held onto the lead until the bottom of the eighth, when Rowan Wick got wild and the Brewers lit him up. Dillon Maples sweetened the pot.

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INF Nico Hoerner (right oblique strain)

Expected return: This weekend vs. Brewers

Hoerner appeared in his third rehab game with Triple-A Iowa on Sept. 15. He had a day off on Sept. 16, though he’s expected to play another rehab game on Sept. 17. Depending how that goes, Hoerner could rejoin the club in Milwaukee as soon as Sept. 18. (Last updated: Sept. 16).

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