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Fake Season Over: Cubs Close Things Out With a Win

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Today, the Chicago Cubs topped the Houston Astros 6-3 in an exhibition game – so not even a true Spring Training Cactus League game – and declared themselves ready to defend the title, starting Sunday Night in St. Louis.

Yes, please. Bring on the regular season.

Kyle Hendricks tuned up with five near-perfect innings of work, and he was followed by a near approximation of the AAA Iowa bullpen, which pitched reasonably well.


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The Cubs scored their six runs on eight hits, all singles, and five walks. Jon Jay had the only multi-hit game for the Cubs, and also did this:


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Outside of that, there really wasn’t too much in this one to get the blood going.

Or maybe it’s simply because, as I said, this was the final fake game before the regular season kicks off. And boy am I itchy to get it going. Viewed in that light, if a random fan has trouble focusing on the fake game because of the real ones that loom, I can only imagine how it is for the players when they get this deep into the spring. It’s time for real games.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.