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DETROIT – Whether or not this is some grand plan, or just the random nature of opportunities in this business, the Cubs have been developing hitters and buying pitchers, using their eyes and their

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DETROIT – Maybe Joe Maddon felt like practicing for that “Curb Your Enthusiasm” appearance Jeff Garlin promised if Larry David ever gets the gang back together again on HBO.

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Chris Sale’s raw numbers over his last four starts are astounding, starting with a 1.17 ERA over 30 2/3 innings with 49 strikeouts against four walks.

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WASHINGTON – Javier Baez got more bad news in what continues to be a difficult season for a player the Cubs hoped would make the leap to the next level.

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WASHINGTON – This would be outside-the-box thinking for the Cubs, an aggressive move to get a big left-handed bat in the lineup: Kyle Schwarber, designated hitter.

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