Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports
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Cubs News: Maddon reacts to 1-6 start: "When you're going through hell, just keep on going"


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The Chicago Cubs fell 13-10 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night to register their six straight loss and hold a 1-6 record to start the season.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon spoke with the media following Friday's loss and said that he has dealt with similar slow starts before.

"I've actually been 1-7 and made it to the playoffs. I've been with a team that was 18 games under and caught back up to .500. I've been in different situations. It's never fun, but I really like the way our guys are going through this moment right now.

Maddon broke out a famous motivational line by Winston Churchhill about war to describe the six-game losing streak.

"They are doing it the right way if there is such a thing and Winston Churchill once said when you're going through hell just keep on going so; I don't wanna minimize war, just talking in a baseball sense," he said. "You just keep going, get back in the huddle the next day and play the game, and that's what our guys have been doing, and I appreciate that."

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