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No relief as Cubs blow late lead, fail to sweep Cardinals

Sep 09, 2015 - Chicago Sun-Times
Board and Executive Moves

ST. LOUIS - The kind of bullpen breakdowns that cost the Cubs a chance to sweep the Cardinals on Wednesday won't keep them from getting to October.

But they could quickly become the biggest factor keeping them from doing much once they get there.

After manager Joe Maddon chose to put Jon Lester's 3-1 lead into the hands of his pen in the eighth inning, Pedro Strop, Clayton Richard and Fernando Rodney conspired to turn the game into a 4-3 loss - and turn a feel-good series for the ...