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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.

Scoring early and often is a pretty good recipe for success in Major League Baseball. The Cubs deployed that principle and Drew Smyly held the Brewers down, though they did get crooked in the third. He was having a tough time, though. As were the Cubs. The lead wouldn’t last for long.

In the end, it wasn’t to be. And it was ugly.

Nick Madrigal has a hammy. He’s day-to-day. Do better, Cubs.

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