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38-37, 2nd in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 4-2 to the Marlins splitting the 4 game series after another frustrating day at the plate. They left 11 men on base after earning 8 hits and 7 walks. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant combined to leave 7 on as Rizzo came up twice with the bases loaded and only managed a sac fly. Mike Montgomery didn't give up any earned runs but wasn't able to pitch around an Addison Russell error, allowing three runs to score in the first inning. Two sac flys wasn't enough offense as the Marlins take the season finale.

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Stanton gives Marlins big insurance run with 20th HR (0:20)
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Happ shows off the hops to rob Dietrich (0:22)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell left Sunday's game with right shoulder discomfort, a recurring ailment for him this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs gave up three first inning runs on Sunday increasing their season total to 64 in the opening inning, second only to the Mets. All three were unearned so they actually lowered their first inning ERA, though that means nothing on the scoreboard.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his recovery from right hand tendinitis. He'll throw again on Sunday but not off a mound. It's looking less likely he'll return before the all-star break but he is making progress.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks (tendinitis) threw on Saturday. He felt good and will throw again today. Jason Heyward (hand cut) took some swings as he's getting closer to returning as well.

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Elliott, Edelman, Baez featured in Body Issue

The ninth Body Issue, which celebrates the athletic form, will feature some of the biggest names in sports, including Ezekiel Elliott, Julian Edelman and Javier Baez.

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Lester, Cubs top Marlins (1:05)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon was surprised by the huge ovation hometown guy Anthony Rizzo got from the Marlins crowd when he pinch hit in the ninth inning on Saturday: "I was looking around," Maddon said. "Did someone walk in the door? Was it ARod and JLo? I didn't know who came in at that point. No, it was Anthony. That was pretty cool."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his outing in the Cubs 5-3 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Marlins 5-3 as they've taken 2 of the first 3 in the weekend series. The big hit came in the sixth when Javier Baez went to right field for a 2 run double as Cubs hitters went the opposite way three times that inning off a righty. That hasn't happened often enough this season. Jon Lester gave up a 3 run home run in the first inning then retired 13 in a row before giving way to the bullpen which sealed the deal.

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Baez's double is the tiebreaker (0:41)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Since giving up a first inning HR, Jon Lester has retired 13 batters in a row. It's taken him 35 pitches to get through the last 3 innings after needing 40 to get through the first two.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In yet another indication how different this season is for the Cubs, Jon Lester just gave up his fourth multi run HR in 2017 which is one more than he gave up all of last year with men on base.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said he doesn't expect Ben Zobrist (wrist) back in the lineup for their next series in Washington. He's in Chicago getting treatment right now and could go on a rehab assignment before returning.

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Ranking MLB defenses: Cubs

It has not been smooth sailing for the reigning champs, but the Cubs' defense still deserves respect. Surprisingly, one weak link this year has been reigning MVP Kris Bryant.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss getting a day off on Saturday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs lefty Brett Anderson (back) to start a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo gets a day off on Saturday as Jon Jay will lead off for the Cubs. Kris Bryant plays first base with Javy Baez at third while Mark Zagunis gets a second start in right field. Willson Contreras is behind the plate for Jon Lester.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his outing against the Marlins on Friday. He tossed his second straight quality start in the 2-0 loss.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.967th
Quality Starts30Tied-22nd
WHIP1.276th
BAA.2385th
Runs348Tied-15th
Batting Average.24029th
On Base Percentage.32715th
Slugging Percentage.42315th

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