Mills became the first Cubs pitcher since 1919 to allow three or fewer runs and two or fewer walks in 12 straight starts in a single season. Hippo Vaughn (May 3-June 22) accomplished a similar feat over 13 consecutive starts 102 years ago.
The announced attendance of 10,262 included 406 pooches as the Marlins hosted their second Bark in the Park promotion in as many months.
Cubs: OF Jason Heyward (left index finger inflammation) was activated off the 10-day injured list. He started Sunday and played right field. OF Greg Deichmann was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Marlins: With Hernandez returning to the rotation from the 60-day IL, RHP David Hess was designated for assignment.
Marlins: INF Jon Berti (concussion) has intensified his workouts by fielding grounders and hitting in the cage.
LHP Justin Steele (2-1, 2.95 ERA) starts for the Cubs in their series opener at Cincinnati on Monday night.
The Marlins send LHP Braxton Garrett (1-1, 4.65 ERA) to the mound Monday night as they continue their homestand with a three-game set against Atlanta.
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