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Cubs believe Cardinals 'stole' 6-5 win

Cubs believe Cardinals 'stole' 6-5 win

For all the good feelings over the Cubs’ ability to pull out one-run victories, Wednesday night’s 6-5 loss to the rival Cardinals could linger – especially if the Cubs miss a playoff berth by one game. There are still 78 games remaining, but this loss smarted more than any other of their 15 one-run losses (against 19 wins). “We should have won tonight,” Jason Hammel said. “They kind of stole one there at the end.” Manager Joe Maddon raved about the Cubs’ ability to to overcome Hammel’s tight left hamstring that forced him to leave after one inning, and then rally from a 4-0 deficit on a three-run double by Miguel Montero with two...

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