Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs, 5-9-2018 - Expert Prediction

Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs, 5-9-2018 - Expert Prediction

The Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs duke it out in the finale of their three game set from Wrigley Field in Major League Baseball action on Wednesday afternoon.

With Monday's home run, Baez became the first Cubs player with at least 10 homers and 32 RBIs during the first 32 games of a season since Sammy Sosa in 2001.

BC-BBN-Marlins-Cubs, 1st Ld-Writethru, 716 Bryant, Rizzo, Russell go deep, Cubs pound Marlins 13-4AP Photo CXC107, CXC121, CXC103, CXC101, CXC111, CXC117Eds: Cubs 13, Marlins 4.

Counting a four-game series sweep in Milwaukee last month, the Marlins are 0-7 on Lake Michigan this season.

The Marlins, who entered this week having won four straight series, will attempt to salvage the final game of the series after not being able to preserve a lead Tuesday after jumping out to a 3-0 first-inning lead. The career.291 hitter has yet to find his swing this season, going 5 for 27 with two RBI's in nine games on the season. Jose Quintana will start game three and is 3-2 with a 4.99 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season.

Mets 7, Reds 6 - At Cincinnati: Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in his old home stadium and Adrian Gonzalez connected twice, powering NY over Cincinnati.

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With the infield playing in, Caratini hit a grounder to second baseman Starlin Castro, who took his time and threw a bit wide and high to the plate, allowing Bryant to easily score. Anthony Rizzo singles to right center field. The 28-year old first baseman was unable to hit with any consistency in the first month of the season, and he now owns a weak.177 average with four homers and 14 RBI's on the season.

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I am going with the over in this matchup.

The Marlins, however, got a run back in the fourth with an RBI groundout by first baseman Justin Bour.

That included an over-the-shoulder catch in shallow center in the top of the third, followed by a leadoff double and a two-run homer in the bottom half as the Cubs batted around against Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.

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