Chi. Cubs 3, Miami 2

Date - Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 27519

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 9-14 3-5 6-9 W3
Miami 5-19 2-10 3-9 L3

Recap

Cubs 3, Marlins 2: David DeJesus went 2-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as visiting Chicago held on for its third consecutive win. 

Chicago's maligned bullpen put together three scoreless innings to save it for starter Travis Wood (2-1), who allowed two runs on three hits over six innings. Kevin Gregg breezed through a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save. 

Both Miami runs came on solo homers — Giancarlo Stanton's estimated 472-foot blast in the first and Miguel Olivo's line-drive shot in the second — as the Marlins hit multiple home runs in the same game for the first time this season. 

Marlins starter Alex Sanabia (2-3) was charged with three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. He exited with the game tied at 2, but DeJesus singled up the middle against reliever Mike Dunn to put the Cubs ahead. 

Miami had two on with two out in the eighth against Carlos Marmol, but shortstop Starlin Castro made a spectacular diving stop on Austin Kearns' grounder up the middle and flipped to second to end the inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Neither team had won consecutive games entering the series, but the Cubs have claimed the first three games and will try for their first four-game sweep since Aug. 1-4, 2011, at Pittsburgh. … Stanton hit his first home run of the season in his 18th game. He didn't hit his first homer until his 20th game last season and finished with 37. … Wood has gone at least six innings and allowed two runs or fewer in each of his five starts this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Miami
Travis Wood Player Alex Sanabia
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.2
5 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 4.05
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Miami
Welington Castillo Player Juan Pierre
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 8 0 11 .250 17 5 2 4 0 0
Miami 5 2 11 .161 9 6 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Marlins have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .263 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Cubs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .467 after a loss.