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Cubs acquire reliever; may only lose 100 games this year! NOT 105!

The Chicago Cubs yesterday acquired some bullpen help in right-handed pitcher Alex Burnett. This extra arm in the pen should help the Cubs pitching staff tremendously. They may only lose 100 games this MLB season; not 105. Burnett was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. Burnett made a career-high 67 relief appearances for the Minnesota Twins last season, going 4-4 with...

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Adam LaRoche Homers Twice, Kevin Gausman Struggles in Nats Win

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Nats Split Series Behind Karns' Debut And Offensive Support

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