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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says this season is like learning to swim, with his team hoping to tread water until several key players return from the disabled list. "We're just trying to keep the floaties on," Maddon said before Sunday's game. Then came another injury and another defeat, leaving the defending World Series champions with that sinking feeling once again.
When Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer in the first inning Saturday, he drew upon a long-ago lesson from former teammates Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett: Start the start over. Lester retired the next 13 in a row, went seven inningsand helped the Chicago Cubs rally past the Miami Marlins 5-3. After J.T. Realmuto homered on a hanging curve to put Miami up 3-1, Lester (5-4) allowed only two more baserunners, both on singles.
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, on Friday night in Miami. The Marlins managed only three hits in the win, which came two days after getting just two hits in a 2-1 victory over Washington.
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David Price (1-0) starts for the Red Sox in the rubber game of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium, his third outing since returning from a sore elbow that had sidelined the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner since spring training. Price allowed one run and three hits over seven innings in a 5-2 win against Baltimore on Saturday. Michael Pineda (6-3) pitches for New York, which leads the AL East by two games over rival Boston.
Jake Arrieta got into a groove, Anthony Rizzo hit a big home run and Kris Bryant showed off his all-around game. Yup, it looked a lot like last year. Arrieta pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Rizzo drove in four runs and the surging Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 10-2 on Tuesday night for their season-high fifth straight win.
Eddie Butler pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. Albert Almora Jr. added a solo shot as Chicago remained perfect on its 10-game homestand after going winless on a six-game West Coast trip. With closer Wade Davis on paternity leave, Mike Montgomery tossed 3 1/3 innings for his second save in his first appearance since May 28.
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