Cubs welcome comparisons, contrasts from 2015

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The Chicago Cubs find themselves in a battle for a playoff spot in a scene somewhat reminiscent of 2015.

The find themselves in a situation somewhat similar to 2015, when they had to battle for the final wild-card berth.

But this season, they find themselves being chased as they try to secure their second consecutive title with only a two-game lead over the rival and 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee with 18 games left.

"In 2015 we were thankful we got in the playoffs," said after hitting a three-run home run that vaulted the Cubs to an 8-3 win over the Mets. "Now we expect a lot more of ourselves. Very different seasons, but they all have their positives to go with them."

In the case of the Cubs, Tuesday night's win provided some optimism after a weekend that saw them score only three runs in getting swept in a three-game series by the that cut their five-game lead.

"No team is just going to roll over," Bryant said. "We’re playing good teams. Right now it’s the Mets."

Bryant took note of the fact that several players contributed to the victory. That included , who didn't start against the Brewers but played in a role in the Cubs' win by reaching base safely four times and smacking a home run in the fifth off left-hander Tom Milone.

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