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The Cubs are completing a rare trifecta of playing three teams at home in three days, with the Texas Rangers making up a rainout on Monday night, after the Cincinnati Reds had concluded a series sweep of the Cubs on Sunday. . . .
First baseman Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs’ best hitter, was riding a 10-game hitting streak before Monday, going 15 for his last 37 to jump his average from .173 to .246. . . .
Former Cardinals righthander Edwin Jackson, a key member of the 2011 World Series champions, has disappointed in the first five weeks of his four-year contract with the Cubs. He is 0-5 with a 6.39 earned-run average. . . .
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