Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cubs Crush Marlins

     The Miami Marlins were defeated by the Chicago Cubs 10-2 at Wrigley Field on Monday night. The Fish have lost the first two games of their seven-game road trip. The Cubs got their fifth consecutive victory.
     Miami(24-33) broke out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. J.T. Realmuto drove in a run on a fielder's choice play.
     Chicago(30-27) had to wait until the fifth inning to take the lead. Anthony Rizzo blasted a three-run homer to right field on a 1-0 pitch for Jon Jay and Kris Bryant to score. Jason Heyward would get an RBI-single which brought in Wilson Contreras later in the frame.
     The Marlins closed the gap in 4-2 in the seventh inning. Realmuto scored on a fielding error by Addison Russell during a J.T. Riddle at-bat.
     The Cubs piled on six runs in the bottom of the seventh. Rizzo knocked in Bryant with a base hit to right. Two batters later, Heyward followed with a double to right field and Rizzo scored. Javier Baez ripped a double to left which scored Heyward and Albert Amora Jr.  Baez later scored along with Ian Happ on a double by Jay into left field.

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