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• The televisions in the visiting clubhouse at Miller Park were all tuned to the Red Sox game on Saturday as the Cubs watched the first game back at Fenway Park since the Boston Marathon bombing.

"It was a pretty emotional day and easy to tear up [watching that today]," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.

He also heard Boston's David Ortiz's rather emotional statement regarding the city that may have needed a seven-second delay.

"It's a fitting, I guess, statement for the day," Sveum said.

• The Cubs and Brewers were still trying to figure out what happened in the eighth inning Friday night after a bizarre play. Milwaukee's Jean Segura singled to lead off against Kevin Gregg and stole second. Ryan Braun walked, and Shawn Camp entered. During Rickie Weeks' at-bat, Segura broke for third, there was a brief rundown, and he slid back into second. But Braun had advanced to second as well.

Second base umpire Phil Cuzzi called Braun out. Segura thought he was out, and headed for the Milwaukee dugout, but first-base coach Garth Iorg told him to stay at first. Darwin Barney tried to chase after Segura with the ball. Too late. Segura was safe, until he was caught stealing second to end the inning.

"It was obviously a strange play and the final result was a guy getting thrown out stealing the same bag," Sveum said Saturday. "That goes unnoticed a little bit that a guy got a caught stealing and a stolen base in the same inning of the same bag."

• Sveum didn't seen Braun mimic Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers' touchdown dance after hitting a home run Friday. Rodgers just happened to be at Miller Park for the game.

"It's kind of part of the game," Sveum said of the antics. "I didn't even notice."

Did Sveum ever do anything like that?

"Not even close," he said. "I put my hands up one time on a walk-off homer and that was about it."

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