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Cubs Game Day: Bring on the best

Cubs Game Day: Bring on the best

Since taking over as manager of the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon has spoken openly about beating the best teams in the National League and the best pitchers in order to reach elite status. Thursday's series finale at San Francisco represents another major challenge, as the Cubs will face 2014 World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner is 5-2 with a 2.54 ERA against the Cubs over the past five seasons. Bumgarner has allowed only two home runs in his past 27 innings as he attempts to join Jake Arrieta of the Cubs as 16-game winners. The Cubs are 5-2 in seven games against Cy Young Award winners this season, inlcuding a 1-1 mark this week. They will face former...

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