Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Roundup: Marlins Avoid Sweep by Beating Mets

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Roundup: Marlins Avoid Sweep by Beating Mets

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Christian Yelich showed off his bat, legs and glove, capped by hitting a three-run homer that helped the Miami Marlins beat shaky Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets 6-4 on Thursday to end their season-worst five-game losing streak.

Yelich homered and singled twice, drove in four runs and stole two bases. He also made a dashing, diving catch in center field with the bases loaded and two outs that made up for him later dropping a routine fly for an error.

Jose Urena (3-5) outpitched deGrom (7-8) as Miami averted a four- game sweep. Down 6-1, the Mets made it close, boosted by pinch- hitter Asdrubal Cabrera's two-run homer in the ninth off Fernando Rodney.

Cubs 5, Giants 4 * Addison Russell hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning as Chicago won.

The Cubs spoiled a shaky Jeff Samardzija's return to Wrigley Field and started September on a winning note after going 22-6 to match the 1932 team for the best August in franchise history. …

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