Marlins’ Bryan De La Cruz hits grand slam, Cubs lose

MIAMI (AP) — Bryan De La Cruz hit a grand slam within the third inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 10-3 on Monday night time.

Rookie Charles Leblanc and Jon Berti additionally went deep whereas Miguel Rojas had three hits for the Marlins. Berti additionally singled twice and stole two bases, giving him an NL-leading 36.

Miami starter Edward Cabrera (6-3) threw 5 innings of three-run ball. The rookie right-hander gave up three hits, walked three, struck out 4 and hit two batters.

De La Cruz’s blast off Cubs starter Wade Miley (1-1) capped a five-run third and erased a 2-0 deficit. He is hitting .333 with three homers and 12 RBIs since being recalled a second time this season from Triple-A on Sept. 7.

Berti hit a solo homer to place Miami on the board. Leblanc then reached on a fielding error, Brian Anderson was hit by a pitch and Nick Fortes hit a two-out infield single that loaded the bases. De La Cruz adopted with an opposite-field drive to right-center for his tenth homer and second career grand slam.

The Marlins added two runs within the fourth and ended Miley’s outing after three-plus innings. Jerar Encarnación scored from third on a wild pitch and Berti hit an RBI single.

In his third begin since getting back from the 60-day injured listing, Miley allowed seven runs, three earned, on seven hits. He walked two along with plunking Anderson.

De La Cruz had one other bases-loaded alternative within the fourth however Chicago reliever Jeremiah Estrada struck him out, ending an eight-pitch at bat.

Rojas’ run-scoring single within the seventh made it 8-3 and Leblanc hit a two-run shot within the eighth.

The Cubs struck first on Christopher Morel’s solo homer and Ian Happ’s RBI double within the third.


Before De La Cruz’s slam, Fortes hit a excessive chopper to 3rd that shattered his bat. The splintered bat and ball sailed in Cubs third baseman David Bote’s path. As Bote tried to subject the grounder, the ball deflected off the bag, permitting Forte to succeed in.


Cubs: C Willson Contreras (left ankle sprain) confirmed no discomfort whereas working in a straight line Sunday however nonetheless encountered challenges with turning, supervisor David Ross stated.

Marlins: LHP Trevor Rogers (lat pressure) can be shut down for the season. He exited after the primary inning of his begin at Washington on Saturday. A 2021 All-Star, Rogers struggled many of the season and completed 5-11 with a 5.47 ERA.


RHP Adrian Sampson (2-5, 3.48 ERA) will begin the center recreation of the sequence for the Cubs Tuesday and RHP Pablo López (9-10, 3.99) will begin for the Marlins.

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