Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Anthony Rizzo drives in 5 runs as Cubs beat up Miami

Anthony Rizzo drives in 5 runs as Cubs beat up Miami

And Anthony Rizzo, for that matter. Updates with new lead.

Kris Bryant homered for a second consecutive day for the Cubs, hitting a two-run homer in the first inning. St. Louis has now lost two in a row after a season-best five-game winning streak, including a weekend sweep of the Chicago Cubs that ended with a 14-inning victory at almost 1 a.m. Monday. Once they did, the Chicago Cubs were on their way to another lopsided victory.

Chicago's Kris Bryant hit a milestone homer - No. 100 for his career.

Rizzo's homer was a three-run blast, and he finished the game 3-for-5 with five RBIs. And manager Joe Maddon wants to see more consistency at the plate. The mood lightened, and both sides went back to baseball without much fuss. "It's nice to find the barrel". He also walked and scored on Santana's three-run homer in the fifth. Then Chen walked the third batter of the inning, centerfielder Albert Almora.

"You couldn't have scripted it any better", Bryant said. "It was pretty cool". Kyle Barraclough took the loss, falling to 0-2 this season.

Cubs: LHP Jose Quintana (3-2, 4.99) looks to return the favor after getting pounded at Miami for six runs in six innings on April 1.

Miguel Rojas hit a two-run homer for Miami in the seventh, and Bryan Holaday added a solo drive in the ninth. Jose Urena gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out six over 5.1 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. His ERA leaped from 4.82 to 10.22.

So Mattingly gave his talk and the Marlins still lost. "That's what I told him". Just follow the catcher right now.

He made a sliding grab on Cameron Maybin in the fourth and reached near the wall to snag Starlin Carlin Castro's foul leading off the sixth.

Here and gone: To make room on the roster for Rob Zastryzny, the Cubs optioned reliever Cory Mazzoni back to Iowa. Chicago also selected RHP Justin Hancock's contract from the minor league club and recalled OF Mark Zagunis.

Yu Darvish's Tuesday start against the Marlins has been scuttled.

Shortstop Addison Russell hit a lead-off double to left field.

The only downer for the Cubs was an early exit for Baez, who departed in the sixth with right groin tightness. The Cubs cruised to a 13-4 win, sweeping the three-game series. RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2-2, 3.65) starts for Atlanta.

The crosstown series starts Friday at 1:20 p.m.at Wrigley Field.

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