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Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, featuring material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball.

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I went into Friday night’s game fully prepared to hate-watch. I knew Wade Miley didn’t have the best record against the Bronx Bombers (0-4, I think JD said) and figured their right-handed power would come into play, even though they’ve been statistically in a funk most of the year. Luis Severino has some good stats coming in, and he didn’t disappoint early:

But Miley was up to the task. He even had surprises. But he left early and a succession of relievers came in and preserved the game. Hell, they pickled it.

The Cubs did get going a little in the third, but...

Though there was more action, the game stayed at ground zero for a minute. Daniel Norris was summoned from the depths of the bullpen and held the Yankees to a single tally on Gleyber Torres’ deep drive.

Jason Heyward brought his bat to New York City and supplied a tally of his own.

It stayed that way for a long, long time. Amazing. Did you see it? Baseball is nuts. Unlucky 13. Check out Al’s recap for further details.

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