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NL Central Notes: Cubs swept, international signings

The latest from around the National League Central.

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Chicago Cubs v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Cubs went into Citi Field for a four game series against the team that knocked them out in the NLCS just last year. They left Citi Field without a victory, being swept by the New York Mets.

It was a rather sharp turn for a Mets team that had looked lost the last week or so. Mike Axisa of CBS Sports looked into how they went about the sweep and what it actually means for both teams.

More from around the National League Central:

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Chicago 51-30 — GB

St. Louis 43-38 8.0 GB

Pittsburgh 41-41 10.5 GB

Milwaukee 35-46 16.0 GB

Cincinnati 30-53 22.0 GB