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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...

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)/The Orange County Register via AP)

Pitchers already experiencing both extremes this postseason

Oct. 2, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

Trevor Bauer took the mound for Cincinnati's playoff opener and produced a line never before seen in the postseason — 12 strikeouts, no walks and no runs allowed in 7 2/3 two-hit innings. The Reds and Atlanta Braves struck out 37 times — no playoff game had ever stayed scoreless for so long. Then,...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

Oct. 2, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ TRY AGAIN The Cubs and Marlins resume their series a day after poor weather caused a postponement at Wrigley Field. Miami leads the best-of-three 1-0 but may be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was hit by a fastball during Wednesday’s 5-1...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

Oct. 2, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ TRY AGAIN The Cubs and Marlins resume their series a day after poor weather caused a postponement at Wrigley Field. Miami leads the best-of-three 1-0 but may be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was hit by a fastball during Wednesday’s 5-1...

People wear face masks and walk outside of Wrigley Field before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Twins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Chicago. It will be the last home game of the season. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Game 2 of Marlins-Cubs wild-card series postponed

Oct. 1, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are counting on Yu Darvish to help them avoid a playoff sweep by the Miami Marlins. They are going to have to wait another day to see if Darvish can deliver. Game 2 of the NL wild-card series between the Cubs and Marlins was postponed Thursday because there was rain in the...

A member of the Miami Marlins staff and manager Don Mattingly, right, lead Starling Marte (6) away after Marte was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Marte left the game with an unknown injury. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Marlins' Marte hopes to play with broken hand

Oct. 1, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GOING SHORT-HANDED? The Marlins are hoping center fielder Starling Marte can play through a broken bone in his left hand as they try to eliminate the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Marte was hit by a fastball in the ninth inning of Miami’s 5-1 win Wednesday,...

A member of the Miami Marlins staff and manager Don Mattingly, right, lead Starling Marte (6) away after Marte was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Marte left the game with an unknown injury. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Marlins' Marte hopes to play with broken hand

Sep. 30, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ___ GOING SHORT-HANDED? The Marlins are hoping center fielder Starling Marte can play through a broken bone in his left hand as they try to eliminate the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Marte was hit by a fastball in the ninth inning of Miami’s 5-1 win...

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...

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, top right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cubs, Marlins set to meet after bumpy paths to postseason

Sep. 29, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager David Ross had to remind himself Monday night that Chicago was still two days away from opening the playoffs against the Miami Marlins. Game 1 of their best-of-three wild-card series is Wednesday at Wrigley Field. And Ross can't wait. “I was laying in bed last night,...

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...