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Kyuji Fujikawa became only the second Cubs pitcher to pick up a save in his first appearance for the team in the save era. Prior to Monday, that distinction belonged to Todd Wellemeyer, according to historian Ed Hartig. Wellemeyer got his save in his first appearance on May 15, 2003, in a 17-inning game against the Brewers. Fujikawa got the final out Monday to preserve the Cubs’ 3-1 win over the Pirates. It was his first appearance in the U.S. Major Leagues.
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