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Here’s the lowdown on the Cubs’ wild-card series against the Miami Marlins.

The Cubs are playing the NL wild card series against the Marlins at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs are playing the NL wild card series against the Marlins at Wrigley Field.

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After Thursday’s weather-related postponement, the Cubs’ return to the postseason could end Friday afternoon against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. The National League wild card is a best-of-three, with the winner advancing to face the Reds or the Braves. 

  • Game 1: Marlins 5, Cubs 1. Ian Happ’s solo home run in the fifth inning accounted for the Cubs’ only run in Wednesday’s loss. Kyle Hendricks and Jeremy Jeffress gave up three-run and two-run homers, respectively, in the seventh inning.
  • Game 2 is scheduled for at 1 p.m. Friday on ABC-7 and streaming on the ESPN app. Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish will go against Marlins right-handed starter Sixto Sanchez. Sanchez, who also will make his postseason debut, was 3-2 with a 3.46 earned-run average in seven starts this season.

  • Game 3, if necessary, will be played at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2. Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Cubs. Pablo Lopez is going for the Marlins. 

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