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Costly error, missed chance as Cubs lose to Marlins 4-2

26 June 2017

Giancarlo Stanton hit a 458-foot drive for his 19th home run, Jose Urena scattered five hits over six innings, and the Marlins topped the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Friday night in Miami.

Cleveland's Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 13 and allowed three hits in seven innings, but throwing errors by second baseman Jason Kipnis and catcher Yan Gomes led to two unearned runs in the first.

That was literally the right way for under-25 hitters Albert Almora Jr., Addison Russell and Baez when they delivered opposite-field hits for, respectively, a tying double in the fourth, a leadoff double in the sixth and a go-ahead, two-run double later in the sixth.

Jake Arrieta (7-5) pitched seven innings, allowing one run and six hits.

The Royals won for the 11th time in 13 games and moved over.500 for the first time this season at 37-36.

Chicago OF/2B Ian Happ is 8-for-12 in the series and 10-for-18 during a five-game hitting streak.

"The first play of the game was indicative - an awkward spin on the ball, I understand that", Maddon said.

"I feel fine, I feel OK", Russell said.

"Nobody seems to think it's very bad", manager Joe Maddon said.

"It was good just to go out and throw and not have any pain, and show up today and not have any residual soreness", he said. "It's just a constant struggle so far, finishing off innings", Locke said.

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Monday has a 20 percent chance of showers before 7 a.m., then a 10 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m. and into the evening. We clear back out Wednesday and Thursday with high temperatures climbing from the seventies to 80 degrees by Thursday .

First, Miami took two of three from the Washington Nationals. That's what we've had a hard time with.

Robinson Chirinos also went deep and Elvis Andrus had a pair of run-scoring hits for the Rangers, who rebounded quickly from a hard defeat that ended at 12:19 a.m.

But on Saturday it caught up to them in a 5-3 loss to the Cubs at Marlins Park. Bryant's three-run shot, his 16th, extended the Cubs' lead to 5-1 in the fourth.

"That was awesome to see", Maddon said.

"We're swinging at some pitches we shouldn't be swinging at", Realmuto said. ". Then we didn't seem to be able to stop them the rest of the day".

Javier Baez replaced Russell in the field. OZUNA PILING UP HITS Ozuna went 2 for 4, giving him his 30th multihit game of the season.

The 10-game run, which ends Thursday against the New York Mets, has brought or will bring three teams that made the National League playoffs past year to Marlins Park.

Yankees 2, Rangers 1 • Brett Gardner homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth and Ronald Torreyes drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the 10th for host NY. Marlins: Placed RHP Brad Ziegler (right back strain) on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 21 and re-instated RHP Junichi Tazawa from the 10-day DL. Lackey is 1-2 with a 5.01 ERA in five starts against the Marlins. The Cubs downed the Marlins 5-3 behind quality work on the mound and at the plate.

Right-hander Edinson Volquez continued his flawless record against the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins defeated the defending World Series champions 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park.

Urena (6-2) won his fifth straight decision.

Costly error, missed chance as Cubs lose to Marlins 4-2