Extra bases

Extra bases

• The Cubs saw their 51st one-run game on Sunday, a 3-2 loss to the Pirates. Chicago is 20-31 in those games, and the 51 contests is tied for the most in the NL and tied for third in all of baseball. Only the Marlins and White Sox have more one-run losses (both at 32).

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