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Can we play the Cubs more?

Thank goodness for the Cubs.

The Pirates have a 9-3 record against the Cubbies this season after Wednesday's 2-0 victory at Wrigley Field. Unfortunately, the Bucs are 18-48 if you take away their record the Cubs.

That's bad. That's a .273 winning percentage. That's a 50-win season.

So, again, a big round of applause for the Cubs. Without them, this season would be one for the record books -- for all the wrong reasons.

It's too bad there are only three games left against the Cubs.


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