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Cubs miffed by opponents' altered rotations

ST. LOUIS -- The Cubs may be a sub-.500 team, but they didn't take kindly to having both the Dodgers and the Cardinals alter their rotations against Chicago to save their aces for upcoming series.

The Dodgers moved Zack Greinke so he could face the Cardinals, who skipped Adam Wainright on Saturday, so he could face the Pirates this week. That got the Cubs a little riled up.

"You take anything like that personal," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday. "Obviously, they're doing what they need to be doing, being in the pennant race. But the guys in that locker room take it to heart. They're saying we're not a very good team and we're going to get by you with this guy or that guy. It's the competitive nature in anybody to take that to heart."

The Cubs got the last word on Saturday, beating the Cardinals, 6-5. Wainwright will start Tuesday against the Pirates, and could face the Cubs next Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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