Cubs' Carlos Marmol out as closer one day after loss

espn.go.com Published: April 7, 2013
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photo - Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol, left, celebrates with catcher Dioner Navarro after getting the final out in the ninth inning to preserve a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) ORG XMIT: PAGP113
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol, left, celebrates with catcher Dioner Navarro after getting the final out in the ninth inning to preserve a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) ORG XMIT: PAGP113

Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol will no longer close games, manager Dale Sveum announced on Sunday. Japanese import Kyuji Fujikawa will take over the role.



Marmol lost his job after giving up game-tying and game-winning home runs to the Braves' B.J. Upton and Justin Upton in the ninth inning on Saturday.

Marmol and Fujikawa were informed of the switch Sunday morning before the Cubs played the Braves trying to avoid a sweep.

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