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#Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news you can use, four days a week. Cubs rediscover offense. Madrigal hits annual homer, Young continues to rake. Co-Ace Justin Steele shoves.

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Welcome to today’s episode 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.

In the minors: Patrick Wisdom had a good game in his first rehab start, going 1 for 3 with a walk and a bomb. Adrian Sampson threw for the second time in the Arizona Complex League and allowed three runs on seven hits in three innings.

In Chicago: Justin Steele (8-2, 2.62) versus Cal Quantrill (2-4, 5.61), Cubs vs. first-place Cleveland to open a weekend series and stop a four-game skid. It didn’t start out well but Steely J is an adept and performed his usual legerdemain. The Cubs put up a crooked number in the third but could have had a lot more. Still, any number of runs is a plus when you have the man of Steele on the hill. Jared Young provided some insurance, and it was ON.

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