Miami 9, Chi. Cubs 5

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 94°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 34397

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 9 12 1
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 5 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 44-46 24-24 20-22 W2
Chi. Cubs 36-53 22-21 14-32 L1

Recap


Marlins 9, Cubs 5: Carlos Lee hit his 17th career grand slam and Omar Infante added a two-run shot and three RBIs as visiting Miami won its sixth straight game over Chicago.

Hanley Ramirez homered and doubled for the Marlins and Anibal Sanchez (5-6) won for only the third time in his last 13 starts. The right-hander allowed two runs (one earned), scattered nine hits and struck out seven, and also singled and scored on Lee’s homer.

Chicago starter Travis Wood (4-4) had his four-game winning streak snapped. He allowed eight runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Jeff Baker hit a solo homer and Luis Valbuena added a two-run double for the Cubs, who had their season high-tying four-game winning streak snapped and lost for only the fifth time in their last 17 contests.

Lee connected with no outs in the fifth inning to put Miami ahead 7-0. He has 24 homers and 61 RBIs in 77 career games at Wrigley Field.

Infante’s two-run homer in the third inning followed Austin Kearns’ two-out single, which drove in Lee. Infante, who finished with three hits, added a two-out single in the fifth to plate Ramirez and make it 8-0.

Trailing 9-2, the Cubs scored three runs in the eighth inning and had runners on first and second with one out before Anthony Rizzo grounded into his second double play of the game.

Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a walk to extend his hitting streak against Chicago to 11 games. He is 19-for-47 (.404) with five homers and 11 RBIs during that span.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Marlins have outscored the Cubs 48-19 during the winning streak. … The Cubs also won four straight from June 29-July 2. … Wood, who was bidding for a career-high fifth straight victory, allowed three earned runs over 26 2/3 innings during his winning streak. … The Cubs outhit the Marlins 13-12. ... Lou Gehrig and Alex Rodriguez share the major league record with 23 grand slams.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Chi. Cubs
Anibal Sanchez Player Travis Wood
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 4.2
7 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 8
1.29 ERA 15.43
Hitting
Miami   Chi. Cubs
Omar Infante Player Jeff Baker
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 2
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 12 3 22 .308 14 8 9 5 0 1
Chi. Cubs 13 1 19 .333 19 8 4 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Miami. The Cubs have a W/L % of .405 after a win and .404 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Marlins have a W/L % of .535 after a win and .447 after a loss.
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