Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Marlins Slip By Cubs

     The Miami Marlins got by the Chicago Cubs 6-5 at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Cubs. The Marlins, who have won nine of their last 13 games, head for Pittsburgh to face the Pirates in a four-game weekend series.
     Miami(25-33) moved ahead 1-0 during the top of the first. Dee Gordon scored on a sacrifice fly by Christian Yelich to left field.
     Chicago(30-28) got their only lead of the game in the third inning. Anthony Rizzo doubled into center which brought home Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ.
     The Marlins regained the lead in the fourth. J.T. Realmuto pounded a solo home run to left on a 2-2 pitch. J.T. Riddle later drove in Derek Dietrich and Tyler Moore with a base hit to center. Marcell Ozuna added a solo homer to center field in the fifth inning on a 2-1 count to make it 5-2.
     The Cubs compiled solo home runs by Happ in the fifth and Schwarber in the seventh and cut the margin to 6-4. In the eighth inning, Schwarber knocked in Jon Jay with a double to center field.

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