Poll No. 1: What has been the big­gest key to the Cubs’ best-in-base­ball start?

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Up­shot: Kyle Hen­dricks, who threw a shutout on Open­ing Day, has stepped into Jon Lester’s topof-the-ro­ta­tion shoes and looked ex­tremely com­fort­able. Lester him­self has been far bet­ter than any­one could have ex­pected. And how wel­come has Yu Darvish’s mini-roll been, with vic­to­ries in three straight starts for the first time since 2014? Head­ing into the season, the ro­ta­tion, es­pe­cially af­ter Jose Quin­tana’s freak in­jury, looked like a po­ten­tial weak­ness. In­stead, it’s the back­bone.

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