Miami finally gets to play its pandemic-delayed opener at Marlins Park, which has a new look for 2020 thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout when the Marlins (8-4) host Atlanta. The Marlins departed for a season-opening three-game trip more than three weeks ago.
Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night - for the sixth time in his career. Betts launched half of the season-high six long balls socked by the Los Angeles Dodgers during an 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres. Betts accomplished the feat in 813 career games.
In the Cubs' past three games no starter has given up more than a run, and all pitched at least six innings.