Steele struggles, Cubs lose ground in NL Wild Card

by— PHOENIX -- Justin Steele surrendered a season-high six earned runs and the Cubs lost, 6-4, to the D-backs at Chase Field in Friday night's series opener. The Cubs have now lost six of their last eight games, and with the D-backs’ victory, have also lost the tiebreaker to Arizona. -—Cubs rout Pirates as NL Wild Card race heats up. Cody Bellinger hit a three-run homer later in the eighth for the Cubs, who are a half-game ahead of Miami for the final NL wild card, with Cincinnati one game behind Chicago.

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