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cubs blow 8-0 lead but survive to take 9-8 victory over orioles

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cubs blow 8-0 lead but survive to take 9-8 victory over orioles

anthony rizzo noticed a spark in the cubs coaches who seemed as invigorated by participating in the all-star game as the players did shortly after learning of the acquisition of prized left-hander jose quintana."winning is addicting," rizzo said. "we want to get back to the top and be the best. there's going to be no room to slack now."but even an eight-run lead wasn't good enough friday night for the cubs, who gradually sank into a vortex of failures before addison russell's one-out home run rescued them in the top of the ninth for a 9-8 victory over the orioles."we got through it," manager joe maddon said. "we'll take it. it's not always going to be an oil painting. i'll take it. it's a nice first step."it's really important under the circumstances. we had such a wonderful lead and then forfeited that led. that's the part that would have made it more difficult."the victory saved the cubs (44-45) from what would have been an embarrassing loss after building an eight-run lead through 2 1/2 innings. it also backed up the faith president theo epstein displayed in them when he acquired quintana from the white sox for four prospects. quintana should enhance their chances of catching the brewers in the national league central and strengthen their rotation for the short and long term."sometimes you can get so wrapped up in what's happening in the moment, with the tough first half we had, that we failed to take a step back and realize that not only can this be a ...