CHICAGO (AP) – Adam Duvall is open to the Home Run Derby if Major League Baseball wants him. The way he turns them off makes a case for him to be included. Duvall homered twice for the second game in a row, Pablo López tossed a one-hit ball over seven innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Saturday. The Marlins have beaten NL Central’s leaders 21-3 in their first two games and positioned themselves to win their first series since winning both wildcard games against Chicago last fall. “What we showed today is, by and large, what we strive for every day,” said Duvall. Hit the ball over the fence. ”Nobody has been tougher in the last two games than Duvall. He remained locked up after scoring a Grand Slam and a two-run drive in a 10-2 game on Friday and in the first and third against Jake Arrieta (5-8) Duvall joined Derrek Lee and Giancarlo Stanton in 2002 Year 2016. Duvall was the only Marlins with consecutive multi-homer games. “I’ve had some pretty good periods in my career,” said Duvall, an All-Star with Cincinnati in 2016. “Obviously the momentum and the club are coming through the zone just right. But it’s a combination of good shots and then that matching swing. ” Jesús Sánchez added his first big league homer and Lewin Díaz went deep. The only hit López (3-4) allowed was a shallow left single from Eric Sogard in the second inning. The right-handed hit seven and never had his late father on his mind. Father’s Day on Sunday will be the first since Danny López died last July. “This game today meant a lot to me, tomorrow is Father’s Day,” he said. “I just hope he’s so” happy as I am, how everything went today. “Jason Heyward from Chicago hit a solo homer against Anthony Bass in the eighth eighth. Duvall scored the 3-0 in the first game when he followed Jesús Aguilar’s RBI groundout with a two-run shot and drove a 0-2 sinker in the opposite direction to the right. Marlins added a run in the second half as Jorge Alfaro made a single hit and hit Jon Berti’s sacrificial fly. Duvall extended the lead in the third with another shot from two runs to 6-0 and shot one halfway up the stands in the center left for his 16th home run. That gave him three multi-homer games that season and 10 in his career. Arrieta only lasted three innings, allowing six runs – four earned – and six hits. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner is 0-4 in with an 8.20 ERA in five starts since beating Pittsburgh last month. “This stuff was as good as it has been in a long time,” said Arrieta. “The first homer Duvall met , 0-2 pitch, was actually a really nice sinker off the plate. ” Duvall’s second homer, on a hanging 1-2 curve? That was a mistake. “Not good enough, of course,” said Arrieta. “Not what I would have let happen today.” The Cubs had not allowed 10 or more runs in back-to-back games at Wrigley Field since August 18-19, 2015 against Detroit, losing wildly for the fifth time in six games Cubs: RHP Adbert Alzolay (bladder on right Middle finger) is due to face Cleveland on Monday after being sidelined since June 7, “said manager David Ross.” He was one of the guys who really … gave us constant pitching with real swing and failure. Has been a real asset to our rotation this year. “… RHP Trevor Williams (appendectomy) threw a bullpen session on Saturday and LHP Justin Steele (right achilles tendon) is due to throw one on Sunday. The weekend series ends with RHP Alec Mills ( 2-1, 6.11 ERA) pitching for Chicago and rookie RHP Zach Thompson (1-1, 2.25) makes his third start for Miami. Mills lost to the New York Mets on Tuesday. June five scoreless innings.
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