Mills, bullpen help Cubs bounce back, blank Marlins 2-0

Chicago Cubs celebrate after their team's win over the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, 2021 Getty Images)

CHICAGO – Alec Mills and three relievers combined on a shutout and the Chicago Cubs bounced back from two lopsided losses to beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 and avoid a three-game sweep.

The Cubs squeezed out the win after getting outscored 21-3 over the previous two days despite managing just four hits.

They also extended their season-high streak of three runs or fewer to eight games.

But Chicago came out on top thanks to a solid start by Mills and a perfect performance by the bullpen.

Marlins rookie Zach Thompson held the Cubs to one unearned run over four no-hit innings.

Patrick Wisdom singled leading off the fifth against Ross Detweiler on the 15th pitch and scored on Joc Pederson’s single to make it 2-0.

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