Justin Bour and Christian Yelich homered and the Miami Marlins got six impressive innings from Tom Koehler in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Final: Marlins 2, Cubs 1
Marlins RHP Tom Koehler and the bullpen held the Cubs to just 1 run as Miami took the first game of the series in Chicago. Miami 1B Justin Bour homered for the fourth straight game in the win -- all 4 games Miami has won. Box score
Cubs strand tying run, still trail
Kris Bryant walked and stole second, but Miguel Montero and Chris Denorfia struck out to end the 8th inning. Chicago enters the 9th trailing Miami 2-1. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN
Travis Wood lets young SS off hook
The lefty reliever earned a crucial bases-loaded strikeout to keep the Cubs' deficit at 2-1. Earlier in the at-bat, Addison Russell collided with Kris Bryant on an easy pop fly, allowing the ball to fall in foul territory. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN
Cubs answer back in 1st
3B Kris Bryant lined a two-out double to deep left, and scored on the very next pitch when C Miguel Montero singled to right. Chicago and Miami are knotted at 1-1 entering the 2nd inning. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN
Watch: Marlins at Cubs
Chicago finished a road sweep of the Mets on Thursday, but is still just 9-for-65 with runners in scoring position over its last 9 games. Miami, meanwhile, has surprisingly gone 4-1 since losing Giancarlo Stanton. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN
The Chicago Cubs have struggled offensively at home. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo look to turn things around Friday against the Marlins.
How the Cubs landed Addison Russell
This weekend last year, the Cubs got the prospect from the A's. Said Theo Epstein: "[Billy] Beane and I re-connected sometime in mid-June and he said he wouldn't do Russell for just [Jeff] Samardzija. He asked if there was a way to get Samardzija without Russell? We said no." Then what?
As the anniversary of what could be one of the great trades in Cubs history nears, revisit the process leading up to the July 4, 2014 deal that brought Addison Russell to Chicago.
Full day of MLB on ESPN
Get a jump on your holiday weekend with a full slate of games today:
- 2:10 p.m. ET: Marlins at Cubs (ESPN2)
- 6 p.m. ET: Giants at Nationals (ESPN)
- 10 p.m. ET: Mets at Dodgers (ESPN)
There may not be a role player Joe Maddon likes more than backup Jonathan Herrera. Every team needs those kinds of professionals coming off the bench.
The Cubs gave up just 11 runs in seven games against the Mets this season. Arrieta gave up one on Thursday in the Cubs' 6-1 victory.
Kyle Hendricks discusses his performance against the Mets on Tuesday and the Cubs' month of June.
For the fourth time in franchise history, the Cubs completed a season sweep of five games or more, allowing one run in the series over 29 innings.
Jonathan Herrera filled in neatly for Kris Bryant, driving in three runs with a squeeze bunt and homer that sent Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs past the feeble New York Mets 6-1 Thursday for a
Cubs sweep Mets in series, season series
Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta dazzled in the 6-1 win today, striking out 7 and walking 0 through 8 innings. The Cubs swept the the season series vs. the Mets, and Jacob deGrom earned his first day-game loss. Box score
He will get his second start of the season on Saturday when the Cubs host the Miami Marlins.
Here are the lineups for the series finale between the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs, with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs regulars Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant have the day off on Thursday as the Cubs and Mets play their series finale.
ESPN surveyed 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts in a multitude of categories, and no manager ranked higher overall than the Giants' Bruce Bochy.
On Base Percentage.31714th
Earned Run Average3.385th
Cubs vs Marlins
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