July 17, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins player Carlos Lee (right) is congratulated by shortstop Jose Reyes (left) and center fielder Emilio Bonifacio (center) for hitting a grand slam home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Marlins Vs. Cubs: Miami Loses 5-1 On Rainy Night In Chicago

The Miami Marlins took the opening game of their series at Wrigley Field by hammering Chicago starter Travis Wood. A huge grand slam by Carlos Lee was the big blow of the night.

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Marlins Vs. Cubs Recap: Miami Lineup Struggles, Dropping Series Finale At Wrigley

The Miami Marlins lost their series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Cubbies took the final two games of the series, edging Mark Buerhle in the finale for a 4-2 win. Buerhle worked quickly through five innings, allowing all four earned runs in a fifth-inning rally by the Cubs. The Miami starter gave up just six hits, but the damage done in the one rally would be too much for the scuffling Marlins' lineup to overcome.

Paul Maholm, on the other hand, breezed through eight innings for the Cubs. He threw just 106 pitches and gave up only five hits for the series-clinching win. The Marlins finally ended the shutout in the top of the sixth, with Donovan Solano pinch-hitting for Buerhle and leading off with a triple. Emilio Bonifacio grounded back to the pitcher Maholm to bring home Solano and get the Fish on the board. With Maholm out of the game, Miami would add another run in the top of the ninth off closer Carlos Marmol. But the three-run deficit was too much, and Chicago walked away with the 4-2 win.

Miami will stay on the road in the NL Central and now head to St. Louis for a weekend series with the Cardinals.

Stick with this StoryStream for scores, updates and more from the Marlins' series against the Cubs. For all things Marlins, check out Fish Stripes. If the Cubs are your team, Bleed Cubbie Blue has you covered.

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Marlins Vs. Cubs Preview: Mark Buehrle Looking For Fifth Straight Win

On June 19, Mark Buehrle allowed six runs to the Red Sox in five innings and earned his eighth loss of the season. He has since won four consecutive starts, including a shut down of the National League's best team, the Washington Nationals, in his last start on Saturday.

In order to continue his streak of success, Buehrle will have to best Paul Maholm in the finale of a three-game series between the Marlins and Cubs. Maholm is coming off a strong win of his own when he held the Diamondbacks to just one run in seven innings on Friday.

If the Marlins could get the win they'd take the series two games to one after the Cubs won game two 5-1 on Wednesday. The Marlins took the opener 9-5.

The first pitch at Wrigley Field will be thrown at 2:20 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports Florida and CSN-Chicago.

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Marlins Vs. Cubs Recap: Rain Shortens Miami's 5-1 Loss In Chicago

The Marlins didn't have enough to take control of the series against the Cubs on Wednesday night, in a rain-shortened game that saw Miami lose to Chicago 5-1. Miami's only score came from a Jose Reyes home run and Emilio Bonifacio had some success at the plate as well.

But don't sleep on the Cubs, winners of nine of their last 11 home games, or even better: 13-5 in their last 18 games. They've been rolling, and the Marlins have to be ready to slow them down in order to shift the momentum in this series.

Josh Johnson gave up four earned runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings in a losing effort for the Marlins.

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Marlins Vs. Cubs Preview: Miami Goes For Third Straight Win With Josh Johnson Starting

The Miami Marlins have been attempting to right the ship shortly after the all-star break and so far they appear to be going in the right direction, having won three of their five games since the break. The Marlins have an opportunity to win three games in a row in their game with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

Josh Johnson (4-5, 4.28 ERA) will take the hill on Wednesday, hoping to rebound from a five and one-third innings loss against the Washington Nationals on July 13. In that start he allowed five runs on 11 hits.

The Cubs will counter with pitcher Jeff Samardzija (6-8, 4.71 ERA) who is also looking for a rebound game. In his last start on July 7, he pitched seven innings, but allowed three runs on seven hits in a loss to the New York Mets.

The game is set for an 8:05 p.m. first pitch from Wrigley Field. Television coverage will be provided by Fox Sports Florida with radio broadcasts on WAXY 790 AM and WAQI 710 AM.

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Marlins Vs. Cubs Recap: Carlos Lee Grand Slam Leads Miami To 9-5 Win

The Miami Marlins picked up their second straight win on Tuesday night, opening their series in Chicago with a 9-5 victory at Wrigley Field. The Marlins hammered Cubs' starter Travis Wood, scoring eight earned runs in just 4.2 innings. The Fish exploded with two huge innings in the fourth and fifth, essentially putting this one out of reach fairly early in the evening.

An Omar Infante two-run homer in the top of the fourth pushed Miami's lead to 3-0. But they really started to pour it on one inning later. The big blow came on a grand slam blast from the newly acquired Carlos Lee. Back-to-back singles that did not leave the infield by Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio set the stage for the Lee grand slam. After Wood was mercifully removed, Omar Infante would knock in Hanley Ramirez with a single that closed the books on the Cubs' starter.

Hanley Ramirez would add the ninth and final run of the night on his 14th homer of the season, a solo shot to centerfield. While the Cubs made some noise against reliever Chad Gaudin, the early rallies spurred on by the Lee grand slam were too much to overcome.

Stick with this StoryStream for scores, updates and more from the Marlins' series against the Nationals. For all things Marlins, check out Fish Stripes. If the Cubs are your team,Bleed Cubbie Blue has you covered.

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Marlins Vs. Cubs: Tuesday Starting Lineups

The Miami Marlins have begun the climb back to .500. Recently, they split a weekend set with the Washington Nationals and with a trip to Wrigley Field to face the Cubs, who are second to last in the N.L. Central, they'll have a chance to continue that. The Marlins will give the ball to Anibal Sanchez, but he has struggled as of late, going 1-3 with a 6.69 ERA over his last seven starts.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. EST and will be televised shown on FS Florida and WGN.

Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Marlins (43-46)

Jose Reyes SS
Emilio Bonifacio CF
Carlos Lee 1B
Justin Ruggiano RF
Hanley Ramirez 3B
Austin Kearns LF
Omar Infante 2B
John Buck C
Anibal Sanchez P

Cubs (36-52)

David DeJesus CF
Starlin Castro SS
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Bryan LaHair RF
Geovany Soto C
Darwin Barney 2B
Luis Valbuena
Travis Wood P

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Marlins Vs. Cubs Preview: Miami Looks To Shut Down Chicago Win Streak

The Marlins will look to shut down the streaking Cubs in game one of a three-game series on Tuesday.

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