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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler, left, and catcher Chad Wallach (17) celebrate a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The Marlins won the series 2-0 to advance to the division series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cooper homers, Sánchez dominates, Marlins knock out Cubs 2-0

Oct. 2, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins didn't need a hand from a fan at Wrigley Field to knock the Chicago Cubs out of the playoffs this time. They did just fine on their own, and they showed they're hardly bottom feeders. Garrett Cooper homered against Yu Darvish in a two-run seventh, hard-throwing rookie...

Miami Marlins' Miguel Rojas (19) celebrates with Corey Dickerson, right, after Dickerson hit a three-run home run that scored Rojas and Chad Wallach in the seventh inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Dickerson homers as Marlins beat Cubs 5-1 in playoff opener

Sep. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins just kept fighting. When Kyle Hendricks finally stumbled, they pounced. This group of Marlins is one resilient bunch of fish. Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer off a fading Hendricks in the seventh inning, and Miami beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday in Game 1 of...

Miami Marlins catcher Chad Wallach (17) congratulates relief pitcher James Hoyt who replaced Daniel Castano in the ninth inning of their shutout of the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A capsule look at the Marlins-Cubs playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs beginning Wednesday. All games in Chicago: ___ MIAMI MARLINS Record: 31-29. Playoff Entry: second place, NL East. Playoff Seed: No. 6. Manager: Don Mattingly (fifth season). Projected Rotation: RHP Pablo Lopez (6-4, 3.61...

Chicago Cubs' Billy Hamilton, right, celebrates with Cameron Maybin after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Slow start sends White Sox to costly 10-8 loss vs Cubs

Sep. 27, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria had a succinct message for his team after a disappointing finish to a successful regular season. Forget about it, he said. It's time to move on. “We have to respond,” Renteria said. “We don't respond, we're out.” Reynaldo...

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders, from left, Jared Oliva, Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco (25) celebrate the final out of a 7-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Kuhl goes 7 sharp innings, Pirates beat slumping Cubs 7-0

Sep. 24, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter until Anthony Rizzo doubled to...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates cool off Hendricks, slip past playoff-bound Cubs 2-1

Sep. 23, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are heading to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. If their offense doesn't pick up soon, it might be a short stay. Pittsburgh's Adam Frazier and Ke’Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle Hendricks as the...

Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez reacts on second after hitting an RBI double off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sergio Romo during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. Yolmer Sanchez scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Second City? White Sox, Cubs close in on division titles

Sep. 20, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Powered by the steady presence of José Abreu, the White Sox revival is roaring on the South Side. On the North Side, Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace again, and the Cubs are eyeing another October run. Chicago's major league teams are linked by more than just geography these days....

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run during the 10th inning against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)

Báez single gives Cubs 4th straight win, 3-2 over Indians

Sep. 17, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Cleveland Indians, on Wednesday night in a game that was briefly delayed when a drone entered Wrigley Field and landed on the outfield grass. Automatic runner Ian Happ advanced...

Chicago Cubs' Cameron Maybin reacts after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring the winning run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Sept.15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Cubs walk off over Indians on consecutive HBPs

Sep. 16, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians 6-5 Tuesday night. Cleveland's Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the top of the...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no hitter at a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Cubs won 12-0. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Cubs' Mills throws MLB's 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over MIL

Sep. 13, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got. On the brink of big league history, he was happy to welcome this bit of luck: expecting to see two-time batting champion Christian Yelich in the on-deck circle, Mills...