Cubs short-handed and inexperienced but ‘competing’ as season comes to a close


PITTSBURGH — The Cubs started rookie right-hander Javier Assad on Friday against the Pirates. Behind him at second base was Esteban Quiroz, who made his major-league debut last week. At shortstop was Zach McKinstry, who has seized an every-day role with the Cubs after being stuck on the…


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