Giants, Cubs look to end skids

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Giants, Cubs look to end skids
Giants, Cubs look to end skids

CHICAGO -- Joe Maddon acknowledges that the Chicago Cubs' inability to find any measure of consistency this season has allowed some level of frustration to creep in. Before Chicago dropped back-to-back games to the Cleveland Indians this week, the Cubs had attempted to build some momentum, albeit against the last-place Cincinnati Reds. But as the Cubs prepare to open a weekend series Friday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants, another opponent with a losing record, Maddon still holds firm to the notion that the Cubs aren't that far off from where they want to be. But still, continuing the Cubs struggles -- especially in close games -- remains an issue. "Of course, it's frustrating," Maddon

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