• Cubs' Marmol flirts with disaster again, gets save

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 4, 2013
    "It's tough, but I'm still fighting," Marmol said. Carlos Marmol remains the closer for the Chicago Cubs until further notice. The Cubs rode six strong innings from Travis Wood to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Thursday, a victory Marmol nearly gave away. Sveum, who apparently has a high tolerance for stress-related innings, pointed out that Marmol wasn't exactly "pitch efficient" last season, either. The high-wire act allowed the Cubs to take an opening series for the first time in four years, an imp...
    • Marmol holds off Bucs after Wood's sharp start

      Closer Carlos Marmol gave up two runs in the ninth before stranding the potential tying and winning runs in the Cubs' 3-2 victory over the Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park. Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run home run and Starlin Castro delivered an RBI singl…
      Source: MLB.com

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