The Chicago Cubs lost Wednesday's game in epic fashion, as Pedro Strop was unable to protect a 5-2 lead entering the ninth inning. Even though three of the four runs charged to the would-be closer were unearned, the loss counts all the same -- and it may cost Strop his ninth-inning role.
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