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Byline: Paul Sullivan
CHICAGO _ The Cubs reached another low point Wednesday night at Wrigley Field and a hostile crowd of 38,379 wasn't shy about letting them know it.
Former Cub left-hander Scott Downs shut the Cubs out on five hits in Montreal's 6-0 victory, knocking them out of the lead in the National League wild-card playoff chase for the first time since Aug. 22.
With six losses in nine games, the Cubs suddenly are gasping for air while the rest of the wild-card contenders appear calm, cool and collected.
"We all know what's at stake," manager Dusty Baker said. "Everyone in town and the whole team knows what's at stake."