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Wada to get another chance for Cubs

Kyodo

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, whose season appeared to be done, said Tuesday he has been slated to make one more start this season.

“Since I think I’ll get another chance, I want to pitch well,” said Wada, who has been penciled in to start on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

In his last outing on Thursday, the 33-year-old former Fukuoka Softbank Hawks ace allowed a run in five innings against the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. He left the mound with a lead but did not figure in the decision. With right-hander Edwin Jackson struggling, the Cubs decided Tuesday to have Wada start in his place.

“It’s not like I had completely switched off, but I will get my body 100 percent ready to go again,” Wada said, who allowed two runs in 6⅔ innings in his previous start against the Brewers.