• Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo hits a two-run home run against the New York Mets during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Rizzo homers twice off Colon; Hendricks, Cubs top Mets 6-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered twice off Bartolo Colon, Kyle Hendricks pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Mets 6-2 Wednesday to take two of three in the rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series.

  • Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich swings for a home run against Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Yelich leads Marlins past Phillies 2-1 in 10

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Miami Marlins plan on contending in the National League and know they will need to win close games like Tuesday’s over Philadelphia.

  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo watches his three-run home run off New York Mets' Steven Matz during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 18, 2016, in Chicago. Kris Bryant and Javier Baez also scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Rizzo homers as Cubs beat Mets 5-1

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer, Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the New York Mets with a 5-1 victory on Monday night in a rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series.