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Ben Zobrist out of the Cubs' lineup on Wednesday

Ben Zobrist out of the Cubs' lineup on Wednesday

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Don Mattingly was so frustrated with how the Marlins performed in their loss on Tuesday to the Cubs - with a lack of intensity and disregard for baseball fundamentals - that he closed the clubhouse doors before Wednesday's game to voice his concerns. The Cubs outscored the Marlins 31-9 in a three-game sweep after dropping a season-high five in a row. Kris Bryant scores. Tommy La Stella singles to right field. Once they did, the Chicago Cubs were on their way to another lopsided victory.

Baez hit a three-run homer in the third inning, his third straight game with a home run. Chicago is off to its second-worst 34-game start behind an 8-26 opening in 1948.

"The biggest thing is he's just not hitting to his potential yet", manager Joe Maddon said. Our (players) care a lot and we know they're pressing and we know it's not going to last forever. "It's nice to find the barrel". Which is good, cause we need you in the game tonight, Kris.

On the third anniversary of his first career home run, Bryant hit a drive about halfway up the bleachers in left in the first inning. "It was pretty cool". The loss took him to 1-2 on the season with a 10.22 ERA. Jen-Ho Tseng gave up three runs in two innings of work, not factoring in the decision.

Zobrist is hitting.293/.369/.400 with 11 runs, 1 home run, and 9 RBIs.

Addison Russell after his two-run homer to cap an eight-run third inning Wednesday.

Miguel Rojas hit a two-run homer for Miami in the seventh, and Bryan Holaday added a solo drive in the ninth.

The plus money with Miami is tempting, considering that The Cubs may be a bit overpriced given their recent run. Kyle Barraclough took the loss, falling to 0-2 this season.

The Chicago Cubs have placed struggling pitcher Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with the flu.

Chen, who didn't return for the fourth, has given up five homers over his past two starts and is clearly not back to form after making his way back from an extended stay on the disabled list. He has been out since April 16.

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

Baez was forced to leave Monday's game due to right groin tightness and was held out of Tuesday's starting lineup, though he did join the game as a pinch hitter. Heyward sat out Monday's 14-2 win over Miami. RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2-2, 3.65) starts for Atlanta.