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Teaching moment: Cubs veterans and manager calmly handle tough loss

Teaching moment: Cubs veterans and manager calmly handle tough loss

Cubs rookies have yet to experience all of the emotional highs and lows of a full major league season. So it is up to the veterans and manager Joe Maddon to guide and monitor the often fragile responses of key newcomers such as Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler. Friday, unfortunately for the Cubs, provided an opportunity to demonstrate to the younger Cubs how to handle adversity after a tough, 5-3 loss in 10 innings to the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Veteran left-hander Jon Lester started and allowed just two runs on seven hits over seven innings and received a no-decision. "They're figuring it out," Lester said of the Cubs rookies. "You really...

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