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Cubs 3, Twins 1: Timely hitting, home runs and solid relief pitching and defense

It doesn’t happen every day, but every once in a while this makeshift Chicago Cubs team puts together a solid performance in every facet of the game and victory results.

Home runs? Check. Timely hits? Check. Good defensive plays? Check. Relief pitching coming through? Check.

All of that added up to a 3-1 win over the Twins in the first game of a brief two-game series in Minneapolis.

The Cubs wasted no time in taking a lead Tuesday night. After Rafael Ortega led off the game with a pop out, Frank Schwindel sent John Gant’s eighth pitch of the game deep into the Minnesota evening [VIDEO].