Bryant, Rizzo homer to lead Cubs past Marlins 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo keep homering. And the Cubs continue to pile up victories.

Bryant and Rizzo homered and Chicago won for the 10th time in 11 games, beating the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Thursday.

Bryant sparked a two-run first with his sixth homer in 12 games. Rizzo connected for the sixth time in 11 games with a two-run drive in the fifth against Trevor Richards. And the Cubs overcame another shaky outing by Yu Darvish.

''It's never been just one or two guys, it's been a collective effort,'' Bryant said. ''All of our success - it's never been just one standout guy so that's kinda what makes this team what they are.''

Darvish walked six - one shy of a season high - in just four innings, giving him 11 in his past two starts. Though the four-time All-Star allowed just one run and one hit, only 50 of his 97 pitches were strikes.

''It's frustrating for him, of course,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''We just have to keep working it.''

Darvish felt he had the right mental approach. He just didn't get the results.

''Until last outing, I was thinking too much,'' he said. ''But today, I was focusing more on attacking hitters. Command was off.''

Mike Montgomery (1-0) threw three-hit ball over five scoreless innings in his return from a strained lat muscle and the NL Central leading Cubs headed into a weekend series against second-place Milwaukee on a winning note.

The major league-worst Marlins lost for the 10th time in 12 games, and Richards (0-5) remained winless in eight starts. The right-hander gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings.

''The guys battled,'' Richards said. ''That's a good team over there. And we battled with them. There was good baseball this week. Moving forward, we'll see more of that.''

GOING DEEP

The Cubs have homered in 15 straight games, matching their best run since the 2002 season.

Bryant, who hit a game-ending three-run drive Tuesday, got them started in the first with a shot to the back of the left-field bleachers for his seventh home run. Albert Almora Jr. added an RBI single with two outs, making it 2-0.

''It's just kind of who I've been all my life, been a baseball player that hits home runs - since I was in Little League,'' Bryant said. ''It's not something I try to do necessarily, it just kind of happens. When you are trying to do it, that's when it doesn't happen.''

Darvish threw 33 pitches in the third and walked three before striking out Neil Walker on a 3-2 cutter to end the threat. The Marlins got a run in the fourth when Peter O'Brien walked, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Rosell Herrera - Miami's first hit.

But after Bryant walked in the fifth, Rizzo made it 4-1 with his drive to center. The homer was his 10th this season and 200th with the Cubs. Rizzo is the ninth player in franchise history to hit 200 home runs with the Cubs.

''That happens,'' Richards said. ''I have to do a better job earlier in the game. ... If I do better in the first inning, that one doesn't hurt as much later in the game. I threw it down and he went down and got it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Maddon expects Daniel Descalso (sore left ankle) to return to the lineup soon after being held out for the fifth straight game. ''I've got to talk to the trainers,'' he said. Descalso has been limited to pinch hitting since he was hurt running the bases against St. Louis last week. And he struck out batting for Darvish in the fourth.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (2-4, 4.03 ERA) looks to keep a solid run going when the Marlins open a three-game series at the New York Mets. He has a 2.00 ERA in his past three starts. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-2, 4.64) pitches for New York.

Cubs: The Cubs open a weekend series against Milwaukee that matches the top two teams in the NL Central, with LHP Jose Quintana (4-1, 3.40) going against LHP Gio Gonzalez (0-0, 2.61). Quintana is 4-0 in his past five starts.

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  • W: M. Montgomery (1-0)L: T. Richards (0-5)
  • HR: CHC - A. Rizzo (10), K. Bryant (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Prado 3B40000002.277.300.362.6620.0
B. Anderson RF30000120.235.325.316.6410.0
N. Walker 1B20100213.283.383.446.8295.5
S. Castro 2B40100012.231.279.301.5800.5
P. O'Brien LF31000123.167.255.262.5173.0
C. Wallach C30100112.243.349.351.7001.5
R. Herrera CF20110110.197.269.239.5094.5
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a- J. Alfaro PH10000001.260.321.410.7310.0
T. Richards P10000111.083.154.083.2370.5
J. Berti CF20000001.225.333.300.6330.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Kinley in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Heyward RF40100000.284.394.486.8801.0
K. Bryant 3B22111201.250.394.524.9189.0
A. Rizzo 1B41221020.260.380.557.9377.0
J. Baez SS31100112.320.357.639.9962.5
K. Schwarber LF40100003.240.333.394.7281.0
A. Almora CF40110001.245.290.340.6302.0
D. Bote 2B40000022.233.320.411.731-1.0
T. Davis C30100110.182.308.455.7621.5
Y. Darvish P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- D. Descalso PH10000011.244.330.372.702-0.5
M. Montgomery P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
  • a-struck out for Darvish in the 4th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Walker (6)
  • RBI - R. Herrera (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Herrera (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas 3 (3), N. Walker 3 (3), S. Castro, C. Wallach
BATTING
  • HR - K. Bryant (7), A. Rizzo (10)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (24), A. Rizzo 2 (29), A. Almora (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Almora (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Bryant, K. Schwarber 2 (2), A. Almora, D. Bote 2 (2), D. Descalso, M. Montgomery
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Rojas (2), N. Walker (2), P. O'Brien, R. Herrera (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Baez-Bote-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (L, 0-5)5.07442624.461.370.0
W. Chen2.01001109.692.084.5
T. Kinley1.00001105.711.732.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (L, 0-5)5.0
W. Chen2.0
T. Kinley1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish4.01116705.401.727.5
M. Montgomery (W, 1-0)5.03002305.871.8318.5
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish4.0
M. Montgomery (W, 1-0)5.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 94-60, W. Chen 32-23, T. Kinley 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 5-4, W. Chen 1-4, T. Kinley 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 24, W. Chen 8, T. Kinley 4
PITCHING
  • WP - Y. Darvish (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 97-50, M. Montgomery 71-44
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 2-3, M. Montgomery 7-3
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 19, M. Montgomery 18
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Prado 3B40000002.277.300.362.6620.0
B. Anderson RF30000120.235.325.316.6410.0
N. Walker 1B20100213.283.383.446.8295.5
S. Castro 2B40100012.231.279.301.5800.5
P. O'Brien LF31000123.167.255.262.5173.0
C. Wallach C30100112.243.349.351.7001.5
R. Herrera CF20110110.197.269.239.5094.5
W. Chen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Alfaro PH10000001.260.321.410.7310.0
T. Richards P10000111.083.154.083.2370.5
J. Berti CF20000001.225.333.300.6330.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Kinley in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Heyward RF40100000.284.394.486.8801.0
K. Bryant 3B22111201.250.394.524.9189.0
A. Rizzo 1B41221020.260.380.557.9377.0
J. Baez SS31100112.320.357.639.9962.5
K. Schwarber LF40100003.240.333.394.7281.0
A. Almora CF40110001.245.290.340.6302.0
D. Bote 2B40000022.233.320.411.731-1.0
T. Davis C30100110.182.308.455.7621.5
Y. Darvish P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Darvish in the 4th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Walker (6)
  • RBI - R. Herrera (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Herrera (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas 3 (3), N. Walker 3 (3), S. Castro, C. Wallach
BATTING
  • HR - K. Bryant (7), A. Rizzo (10)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (24), A. Rizzo 2 (29), A. Almora (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Almora (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Bryant, K. Schwarber 2 (2), A. Almora, D. Bote 2 (2), D. Descalso, M. Montgomery
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Rojas (2), N. Walker (2), P. O'Brien, R. Herrera (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Baez-Bote-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (L, 0-5)5.07442624.461.370.0
W. Chen2.01001109.692.084.5
T. Kinley1.00001105.711.732.5
Total8.0844482---
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (L, 0-5)5.0
W. Chen2.0
T. Kinley1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish4.01116705.401.727.5
M. Montgomery (W, 1-0)5.03002305.871.8318.5
Total9.04118100---
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish4.0
M. Montgomery (W, 1-0)5.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 94-60, W. Chen 32-23, T. Kinley 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 5-4, W. Chen 1-4, T. Kinley 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 24, W. Chen 8, T. Kinley 4
PITCHING
  • WP - Y. Darvish (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 97-50, M. Montgomery 71-44
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 2-3, M. Montgomery 7-3
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 19, M. Montgomery 18
  • 5TH INNING
    Rizzo homered to center, Bryant scored14
  • 4TH INNING
    Herrera singled to right, O'Brien scored12
  • 1ST INNING
    Almora singled to left, Baez scored, Schwarber to second02
    Bryant homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • C. Wallach: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wallach walked
    • Jorge Alfaro hit for Tyler Kinley
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Alfaro reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Wallach out at second
    • J. Berti: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Berti lined out to center
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Alfaro to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Rojas flied out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro singled to center, Walker to second
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, O'Brien grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Castro out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Kinley relieved Wei-Yin Chen
    • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Almora grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Bote struck out on foul tip
    • T. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
    • M. Montgomery: Foul, Montgomery lined out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • J. Berti: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Berti grounded out to second
    • M. Rojas: Rojas lined out to right
    • M. Prado: Ball, Prado grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Heyward flied out to center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Rizzo singled to center, Bryant to third
    • J. Baez: Baez lined out to shortstop
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Schwarber popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • P. O'Brien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, O'Brien struck out swinging
    • C. Wallach: Wallach singled to left center
    • R. Herrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Wallach out at second, Wallach caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wei-Yin Chen pitching
    • Jon Berti in center field
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Bote grounded out to third
    • T. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis flied out to right
    • M. Montgomery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Montgomery struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Mike Montgomery pitching
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Prado grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Walker doubled to deep right center
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heyward flied out to left
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo homered to center, Bryant scored
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Ball, Baez singled to left center
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Schwarber flied out to left
    • A. Almora: Almora grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Castro flied out to right
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, O'Brien walked
    • C. Wallach: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, O'Brien stole second, Herrera singled to right, O'Brien scored
    • T. Richards: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Richards walked, Herrera to second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Rojas reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Richards out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Almora grounded out to catcher
    • D. Bote: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • T. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis singled to right
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Yu Darvish
    • D. Descalso: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked
    • T. Richards: Ball, Herrera stole second, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Richards struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrera to third on wild pitch, Ball, Rojas walked
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Prado popped out to second
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Rojas stole second, Ball, Anderson walked
    • N. Walker: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Baez struck out on foul tip
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker stole second
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, O'Brien struck out looking
    • C. Wallach: Strike looking, Ball, Wallach grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • T. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • Y. Darvish: Strike looking, Darvish grounded out to second
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward singled to center
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bryant flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Prado lined out to right
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Heyward grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Bryant: Bryant homered to left
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rizzo struck out looking
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Baez walked
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Schwarber singled to right center, Baez to third
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike looking, Almora singled to left, Baez scored, Schwarber to second
    • D. Bote: Ball, Bote flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)