Marlins, Cubs Paying Tribute To Parkland Shooting Victims


"We want to show our support to the kids, the entire activist movement by the youth of America, we love it, I love it, I think a lot of the players do also", Maddon said. In short, seven of nine Cubs hits were extra base hits, including three home runs. "It just felt really good".

Both teams wore patches to honor the 17 people killed on February 14 by gunman Nikolas Cruz, and Rizzo plans to host families of four of the victims at Friday's game.

Happ's leadoff homer put the Cubs up 1-0 - and put Cerami into a bad spot.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo told the Chicago Tribune he's concerned about how easy it is for someone to obtain a gun.

Rizzo also invited the school's baseball team to the Cubs game at Marlins Park on Friday.

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Jeter's first inning as chief executive of the Miami Marlins did not quite go as planned. It started with a solo shot by Schwarber off of Tayron Guerrero to right-center field, and was followed up by a two-run double off the bat of pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella. In all, Urena lasted four innings, allowing five runs, six hits and four walks.

"I didn't throw the ball very well at all", Lester said.

Chicago would add two more runs in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead to the bottom half of the frame. Urena tied for first with 14 hit batsmen last season. They bullpen did give up three walks, and hit a batter, but were saved by some perfectly turned double plays in the 7th and 9th innings, that particular ending the game.

But like Castro, third-year manager Don Mattingly applauds the franchise's direction under Jeter.