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Cub Tracks’ Morelizing

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On Ian Happ’s birthday, the best pitcher in the National League took the hill in the Rogers Centre, aiming to continue the Cubs’ most recent success in that facility with a second victory and a side of meatloaf. The opposing nine have treated southpaws roughly, boasting a 114 wRC+ and .770 OPS.

Steele’s mound opponent was Chris Bassitt, 34, who brings the B-Funk, with arms and legs everywhere and a three-quarters delivery. The two dueled for one time through the order, then stuff started to happen. Lots of it was Cub stuff.

But the Blue Jays got things tied up in the sixth and the Cubs had work to do. It took three innings, but Morel victory was accomplished.

Adbert converted his twelfth consecutive save.

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