Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper provide the fireworks, Avisail Garcia the glovework and Clay Buchholz the handiwork on Independence Day.
A hot streak could be coming for Kris Bryant, who did plenty of damage in consecutive at-bats to begin Saturday's game against Miami.
Soler has been sidelined with a sprained left ankle since June 3.
Kris Bryant's 4th of July fireworks
The Cubs' 3B is the first NL player with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs on the 4th of July since Willie McCovey in 1962 (via Elias).
Kris Bryant hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and totaled 6 RBIs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 7-2 Saturday night.
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs broke out of their recent offensive slump in a big way in a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night at Wrigley Field.
Final: Cubs 7, Marlins 2
Kris Bryant provided the early fireworks at Wrigley Field, hitting a pair of home runs -- including a grand slam -- and driving in six runs to lift the Cubs over the Marlins. It's the second 2-HR game of Bryant's young career. Box score
Scary scene in Chicago
A line drive off the bat of Addison Russell hit Cubs third base coach Gary Jones on the side and sent him to the ground. He stayed down for a couple minutes, but resumed his coaching duties immediately after getting up. Follow live
Bryant lighting up the Marlins at Wrigley
Thanks to a 2-run homer and a grand slam, Kris Bryant is the seventh Cubs player to have 6 RBIs in a game at age 23 or younger and the first since Anthony Rizzo in 2012. Chicago leads Miami 7-1 in the 4th inning. Follow live
Bryant up to 6 RBIs through 2 innings
Kris Bryant's 1st-inning home run left Wrigley Field. His 2nd-inning grand slam didn't travel as far, but it ended Jarred Cosart's day and put the Cubs up 7-0. It's Bryant's 2nd career multi-HR game. Follow live
Bryant smashes Cubs ahead of Marlins
Kris Bryant smacked his 11th home run of the year over the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field to give Chicago an early 2-0 lead and snap his 9-game homerless streak. Follow live
The Cubs placed backup catcher David Ross, who has suffered from concussions in recent years, on the seven-day concussion DL and selected Taylor Teagarden's contract from Triple-A.
The Marlins' Christian Yelich continued his hot hitting Friday at Wrigley Field and is rebounding from a poor start to the season.
Maddon rated most creative manager
In Jerry Crasnick's survey of 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts, Cubs manager Joe Maddon was chosen as the most creative. And 117 players polled by ESPN The Magazine picked Maddon as the skipper they'd most like to play for. Baseball's best managers
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?
Cubs vs Marlins
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