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Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits from Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, and cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor.

Sunday’s articles are always a taffy-pull. Often there aren’t enough articles to make the thing meaningful, or there aren’t enough meaningful articles, period. But we cast the net just a little wider, and sometimes come up with a tire, or a boot.

You have to like those crooked numbers in the first inning, and hope they hold up. Drew Smyly has been dealing lately.

That was the best part. The rest, I don’t want to talk about. Smyly didn’t last long and gave up a touchdown and an extra point. The bullpen held them there, pretty much, but the offense wasn’t up to the task, and St. Louis gets the meatloaf. Al will fill you in on the details. I haven’t the heart.

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