The Miami bullpen is usually sturdy. On Wednesday it cost the Marlins their first four-game winning streak of the season.
Former Marlin Donnie Murphy hit a two-run home run to cap a four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Cubs connected four times to beat Miami 9-7 and avoid a three-game sweep. Miami's bullpen gave up two homers and allowed six runs in four innings.
Before Wednesday, Miami's bullpen had a 3.60 ERA and was coming off a performance Tuesday when it threw 4 2-3 scoreless innings.
''They've been pretty consistent for us all year but today wasn't one of our better days,'' manager Mike Redmond said.
The Marlins led 7-4 when reliever A.J. Ramos entered in the seventh and walked the first two batters he faced, Darwin Barney and Anthony Rizzo.
After a passed ball advanced the runners, Dioner Navarro hit a dribbler off the end of the bat down the left-field line for a single that scored both runners and made it 7-6.
Ryan Webb (2-6) came on and didn't fare any better...