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Chicago Cubs swept by Arizona Diamondbacks with 6-2 loss, leaving their playoff hopes in a precarious position – The Denver Post

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Their worst stretch of play in months could not come at a much worse time for the Chicago Cubs.

The veteran team will need to regroup on Monday’s off day following a dreadful 1-5 trip against the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. Their five consecutive losses culminated with Sunday’s 6-2 defeat, getting swept for the first time in almost three months, sending the Cubs back to Chicago for their final homestand as they desperately try to hold onto their playoff position.

The Cubs (78-72) enter Monday tied with the Miami Marlins for the final National League wild-card spot, though if the season ended today, Chicago would be left out because they do not hold the tiebreaker.

“They were better than we were in all aspects of the game,” manager David Ross said of the…

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2023-09-17 22:54:34

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