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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Astros 4 – August 17, 2011

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How is it that a team can win 11 of 14, taking out a handful of playoff contenders along the way, and then lose two of three to a team that is not only the worst in baseball, but has also traded away its best players?

The team is the 2011 Cubs. That’s how.

The Cubs had a chance to tie or take the lead in the ninth, but a broken bat dribbler by Geovany Soto got Darwin Barney, who was running on contact despite a drawn in infield, taken out at third. The Cubs blew a bases loaded, no out opportunity earlier in the game, too.


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Brett Taylor

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