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Recap: Marlins 6, Cubs 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Wrigley Field
Date: September 03, 2013 8:05 PM EDT
  

CHICAGO (AP) - Laboring through a disappointing year, Cubs starter Edwin Jackson is already looking ahead to next season.

Jackson seemed to have his slider working early before things unraveled in another erratic performance that led to the Cubs' 6-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

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``It's definitely been a disappointing season,' Jackson said. ``But every lesson is a lesson learned. You either accept it and be complacent with it or you find ways to keep working harder and get ready to bounce back. I have three more years here, hopefully. When you have seasons like this, it definitely makes you look forward to coming back and bouncing back for the next three years.'

Jackson (7-15) held the Marlins scoreless through four innings, but gave up three runs and five of the seven hits he allowed in the fifth inning, his final frame of the evening.

Opposing pitcher Tom Koehler led off the inning with a single and scored on Christian Yelich's double. Giancarlo Stanton followed with an RBI single and Jackson couldn't get help from shortstop Starlin Castro, who committed his 17th error of the season after mishandling Justin Ruggiano's routine grounder. Yelich scored on the play to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead.

Cubs manager Dale Sveum said a pitch that was working for Jackson early suddenly disappeared in the fateful fifth.

``Had probably one of his best sliders early in the game and then that kind of got away from him,' Sveum said. ``Throwing it short and non-competitive sliders there. Not a lot of fastball command, up in the zone. Obviously a lot of foul balls, efficiency got away from him and then obviously the game (got away) there in the fifth.'

The loss wasn't all on Jackson, as a Cubs offense that's failed to support the pitching staff all season was once again unable to add on after getting back in the game.

Brian Bogusevic got a run back for the Cubs in the fifth with his third homer of the season. Koehler loaded the bases with one out and was pulled for Dan Jennings, who allowed a run-scoring sacrifice fly to Anthony Rizzo to cut the Marlins' lead to one.

``It's disappointing when your team puts up three runs like that,' Koehler said. ``You want to get them back in the dugout as soon as possible. You give up the leadoff home run, things like that are going to happen, but I you got to be able to shut them down. It is one of those innings that can't happen. I just got to learn from it.'

Koehler pitched 4 1-3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits, but was picked up by the Miami bullpen. After Koehler exited with the bases loaded in the fifth, the pen retired the next 11 batters and held the Cubs hitless the rest of the way, allowing only a lead-off walk in the ninth. Ryan Webb (2-5) pitched two perfect innings for the win.

Miami broke it open with a three-run eighth. Donovan Solano hit a two-run double - one of three hits on the night - off reliever Blaker Parker and Yelich followed with his third hit of the evening, an RBI single.

The four-run deficit proved too much for the Cubs bats, but Jackson refused to lay his poor performance on the offense's struggles.

``As a starter, you really can't worry about runs,' Jackson said. ``If you're a starter and you're out there worrying about run support, then you're probably not going to get too far throughout the game anyways. It's one of those things you can't control.'

NOTES: The Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm, LHP Brooks Raley and C J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa and selected the contract of LHP Zach Rosscup from Iowa. Rosscup got two outs in the sixth. OF Dave Sappelt was designated for assignment to make room for Rosscup on the 40-man roster. ... The Marlins recalled LHP Brad Hand, RHP Arquimedes Caminero and C Rob Brantly from Triple-A New Orleans and selected the contract of LHP Brian Flynn from New Orleans. 1B Jordan Brown was designated for assignment to make room for Flynn on the 40-man roster.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Marlins at Cubs
Mon, Sep 2 Final 4 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Marlins at Cubs
Tue, Sep 3 Final 6 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Marlins at Cubs
Wed, Sep 4 Final 7 to 9
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +130   -175   8 
 CHC  -140   +155   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +130   -165   8 
 CHC  -140   +145   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  55%   43%   62% 
 CHC  45%   57%   38% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 4 Cover: +127 
 CHC 3 Push: 7 
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 Apr 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHC 4 Over: 10 
 MIA 6 Cover: +105 
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 Apr 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHC 3 Cover: +100 
 MIA 2 Under: 5 
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 Apr 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHC 4 Cover: +100 
 MIA 2 Under: 6 
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 Apr 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHC 4 Cover: +100 
 MIA 3 Under: 7 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, Sep 3
 
    White Sox at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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