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Chicago Cubs drop fourth-straight; David Ross continues on DWTS

Apr 12, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey (41) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 12, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey (41) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs’ rough patch continued with a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, while David Ross‘ journey on Dancing with the Stars continued.

For those of you hoping the start of a new week would bring an end to the Chicago Cubs’ struggles, think again.

Trailing just 4-3 heading into the eighth, the Cubs’ pen allowed a pair of late runs, putting the game out of reach and sending Chicago to a sub-.500 record for just the third time since Joe Maddon took over as manager.

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Veteran John Lackey struggled early, serving up four runs over his first three innings of work. Still, he gutted his way through six innings, ending his outing with three-straight scoreless frames. Of the seven hits he allowed, three left the ballpark.

Offensively, the Cubs struck out 11 times, going 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position on the night. The highlight was probably in the first inning, when Kyle Schwarber led off with a perfect bunt down the third base line.

Prior to the game, three former players received World Series rings. Jorge Soler, Travis Wood and Jason Hammel got their hardware from Maddon on the Royals’ off-day.

Dancing, bullpen worries

The Cubs’ bullpen allowed a run for a fourth-straight night late, continuing a trend that has more than a handful of fans upset early-on.

Off the diamond, David Ross and Lindsay Arnold did their part to distract from the team’s struggles. Dancing a jive to a song from the upcoming ‘Cars 3’, the pair were as animated as ever. TeamLadyAndTheGramp also avoided elimination for another week, meaning they’ll continue in the competition.

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Up next, Chicago (6-7) continues its series against Milwaukee (8-6). Left-hander Brett Anderson starts for the Cubs and is opposed by Jimmy Nelson. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. CT.

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