But they hit pay dirt with a four-run fifth as Rizzo clubbed his 13th homer of the season, a 1-0 shot off Locke to the right field bleachers for a 3-1 lead.
Rizzo later added a run-scoring double in the seventh off Brian Ellington, who gave up four more runs during that six-run output by the Cubs that inning that blew the game open. The Cubs (30-27) will be looking for their sixth straight win, while the Marlins (24-33) will hope to break a two-game slide.
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The line was an unremarkable one: 4 2/3 innings, four runs (three earned), four hits, four walks, three strikeouts. With closer Wade Davis on paternity leave, Mike Montgomery pitched 3 1/3 innings for his second save in his first appearance since May 28. Derek Dietrich doubled to keep the inning going, but Strop then struck out pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki. "I didn't know I was going to finish the game", Montgomery said.
It also coincided with a players meeting in San Diego before the final game of that trip - a 2-1 loss despite a strong start by Arrieta.
"Against right-handers or left-handers, he doesn't care", Maddon said. "We had a limited bullpen, and this is a good lineup for him". Almora and Willson Contreras finished with two hits apiece.
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And what could have been a scoreless frame for Locke to protect a one-run Marlins' lead turned into a disastrous four-run outburst by the Cubs that would lead to a 10-2 loss - the team's seventh consecutive setback at Wrigley Field.
"I don't think that has anything to do with Jake right now", Maddon said.
The lefty took care of the rest from the mound, prohibiting Miami from any further hints of negating the lead, and the night ended quickly. "We didn't do a whole lot". Then Dee Gordon's sacrifice fly to Almora in center gave Riddle the chance to score and end the shutout. Bryant reached base four times, scored two runs and robbed Giancarlo Stanton of a hit with a diving stop on a grounder to third in the third. He struck out five and walked three.
Following the game, the 44-year-old Colon said, "Physically and mentally I still feel good".
Miami right-hander Dan Straily (4-4) struggled with location early on, but eventually settled down and pitched seven solid innings.
Rockies 11, Indians 3 • Rookie pitcher Antonio Senzatela hit a three-run double and Mark Reynolds homered twice as host Colorado won. Bryant is 5 for 10 against Straily in his career with three homers and eight RBIs. "He's getting a little bit more comfortable out there". He went 5-for-5 on Tuesday and raised his batting average 32 points to.302. I just try to keep it going.
Healy hit a three-run homer in the second and a two-run drive in the fourth for his second career multihomer game after previously doing so Saturday against Washington.
The Cubs aim for their fifth straight overall win and seventh in a row at home when they face the Miami Marlins in the middle contest of their three-game series on Tuesday. "He's feeling better", Mattingly said. His HR/FB rate has gone from 14.2% last season to just 6% this year, so he's become a much easier out. "I still see a lot of 92-93s and 94s compared to like 93, 94, 95 maybe, so it's still a significant velocity".