Found June 17, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
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ST. LOUIS -- The Cubs were three outs away from heading to Busch Stadium on a rare four-game winning streak Sunday afternoon. Then came Carlos Marmol. There went the Cubs' momentum. Marmol gave up four runs on two homers while getting only one out -- that on a sacrifice -- to turn a 3-0 lead into a 4-3 walk-off loss against the lowly Mets. Even normally soft-spoken left fielder Alfonso Soriano had to vent. "We needed that game to go to St. Louis with confidence," he told reporters. "Three outs left and we lost the game. It's unacceptable, especially when we're winning 3-0 and (Matt) Garza's pitching very good." Don't look for Marmol in the ninth again anytime soon, certainly not in St. Louis. He was called on Sunday only because manager Dale Sveum did not want to work Kevin Gregg for a fifth straight day. Gregg has capably filled the Cubs' need for a closer, going 9 for 9 in save chances with a 0.83 ERA. As poorly as Marmol has pi...
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