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Chicago Cubs News: Red Sox take series from Cubs; Lackey’s mixed results

Apr 30, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) is greeted in the dugout after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) is greeted in the dugout after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs dropped the finale of the Red Sox series as the bullpen finally allowed a run–four, actually–as they dropped the series with a 6-2 loss to the Sox.

The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks pitched well again, with his only mistake being a pitch to Hanley Ramirez that left the yard for a two-run home run. He settled then after that, pitching six strong innings. But it was the normally reliable bullpen that allowed the Red Sox to snatch away the victory after allowing four runs in the eighth inning. The Cubs did get a home run from Kris Bryant, his fourth on the season.

After a season in which Miguel Montero was more known for his words than his bat, this season he’s started with a bang. In his limited time, Montero has been on fire. In what is possibly his final season with the Cubs, his performance may be helping to save his baseball career. We look at his hot start and what it could mean.

John Lackey has been a little hot, a little cold. But this is essentially who he’s been. He’s fiery personality and desire to challenge hitters has led to more home run allowed. His last three starts have been less than impressive, and there are questions plaguing this rotation, not just Lackey.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs bullpen allows four as Red Sox win series‘ – Cubbies Crib

‘Montero hitting his stride for Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib

‘The good and bad of Lackey in 2017’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Syndergaard leaves with apparent lat injury’ – Rising Apple

‘Rendon has historic day for the Nats’ – District on Deck

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