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Pajama party on tap for end of Cubs' road trip

Pajama party on tap for end of Cubs' road trip

The Cubs biggest road trip in eight years hasn’t exactly gone as planned, though they still have a 4 1/2 game lead over the Giants for the second wild-card spot.

After Saturday’s late loss to the Dodgers ran their losing streak to four straight, the usually dependable Jake Arrieta takes the mound tonight at Dodger Stadium with a chance to bookend the trip with a win.

Arrieta won the opener against the Giants on Tuesday, opening up a 7 1/2 game lead over San Francisco. The Cubs’ chances of catching the Pirates for the top wild-card spot and a home game at Wrigley Field are fading. They’re now 6 games behind the Bucs, and 9 1/2 behind the division-leading...