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Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Chicago Cubs can't make a catch on a triple by Aaron Hill (not pictured) of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubby Occurrence Mars Wrigley Centennial

Leading 5-2 with newly anointed closer Pedro Strop on the hill, things where looking good for starter Jeff Samardzija. Leaving with the lead, the 29-year-old pitcher watched the bullpen give up 5 runs in the ninth in a 7-5 loss.

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Chicago Cubs pitcher LaTroy Hawkins yells at home plate umpire Tim Tschida after being escorted to the dugout by manager Dusty Baker (R), coach Gary Matthews (L of Hawkins) and others after being thrown out of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning on July 20, 2004 at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 11-8. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Six Most Maddening Cubs Closers Ever

It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.

670 The Score–04/18/2014

Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Cubs Edge Pirates, 3-2, For 1st Win

Chicago starter Jason Hammel allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Lindholm: Evaluating The Cubs’ Roster

The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Pedro Strop. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Levine: Strop Will Battle For Cubs’ Primary Set-up Role

The battle for bullpen roles are a big part of the spring training season for the Chicago Cubs.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2014

Scott Feldman. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Send Feldman, Clevenger To Orioles For Arrieta, Strop

The Cubs added to their international pool Tuesday with a flurry of trades

CBS Chicago–07/02/2013