Keeping Score: With a series win, the Cubs climbed closer to .500 again, and that's what they'll need to overcome in order to reach my targeted 85 win prediction.
On Deck: Here we go - fasten your seat belts. It's divisional match up time with the second place Cincinnati Reds followed by the first place St. Louis Cardinals at home for a pair of three game sets. If the Cubs are going to be serious contenders this season, they'll need to win their division, and it all starts with beating your divisional rivals. We'll call this weekend's series a "must win." I know, it's early, but I really believe it, and I hope it will be a vibrant atmosphere at Wrigley starting on Friday.
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