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

The Cubs entered the middle game of the series 7-5 on the season, looking for number eight. Jameson Taillon looked to reverse his early-season fortunes and Dansby Swanson was looking to rid himself of a sombrero.

Cody Bellinger, bandito.

The bats were looking to rain on southern California again. Patrick Wisdom provided a clap of thunder a day after putting the hammer down on Thor.

But the skies cleared up. Taillon looked like his Spring Training self for 5 full innings and the bullpens dueled over that single tally. The second-guess group will be talking about the decision to pull Keegan Thompson.

In the end, the Cubs fell. Al will have details in his recap.

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