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• The Cubs' Justin Ruggiano was available to pinch-hit Friday, but he wasn't quite ready to play in the outfield. Ruggiano has been dealing with a mild groin strain and has not played since Tuesday.

• The Cubs honored longtime broadcaster Jack Brickhouse on Friday. Brickhouse, whose signature call "Hey, Hey" is celebrated on the foul poles at Wrigley Field, broadcast Cubs games on WGN-TV from 1948-81, and he received the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983. He died in August 1998. Pat Brickhouse, Jack's widow, threw out a ceremonial first pitch.

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