Cooper homers, Sanchez dominates as Marlins knock out Cubs 2-0

Marlins advance to NL Division Series
Miami Marlins celebrate after beating Chicago Cubs, Oct. 2, 2020
Posted at 7:08 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 19:14:39-04

CHICAGO — Garrett Cooper homered against Yu Darvish in a two-run seventh, hard-throwing rookie Sixto Sánchez dominated for five innings and the Miami Marlins won their first playoff series in 17 years, beating the Chicago Cubs 2-0 to complete a two-game wild card series sweep.

Miami will face Atlanta in the NL Division Series in Houston.

The Marlins remained unbeaten in all seven postseason series they have played following triumphs in the 1997 and 2003 NL Championship and World Series.