Chi. Cubs 9, Miami 7

Date - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 20696

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 11 1
Chi. Cubs 0 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 9 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 52-86 29-39 23-47 L1
Chi. Cubs 59-80 28-44 31-36 W1

Recap


Cubs 9, Marlins 7: Donnie Murphy hit the go-ahead two-run homer while Dioner Navarro homered and drove in three runs as host Chicago salvaged the finale of a three-game set against Miami.

The Cubs trailed by three runs entering the bottom of the seventh before Navarro singled home two runs and Murphy greeted Ryan Webb (2-6) with the decisive blast to left. Starlin Castro added a run-scoring double in the eighth.

Murphy’s homer made a winner out of Carlos Villanueva (4-8). Kevin Gregg worked around two walks in the ninth to record his 29th save in 34 opportunities.

Adeiny Hechavarria went 3-for-4 and hit a grand slam in the sixth to give Miami a 6-3 lead before Ryan Sweeney homered in the bottom of the inning to start the Chicago comeback. Castro also homered for the Cubs and Logan Morrison blasted a two-run home run for the Marlins.

Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija struck out nine in six innings but gave up six runs and nine hits. Miami’s Brian Flynn gave up three runs and six hits over four frames in his major-league debut.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Murphy’s homer was his ninth in 27 games since joining the Cubs. … Marlins OF Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 after going 13-for-27 over his previous seven games. … The Cubs claimed RHP Daniel Bard off waivers from Boston. OF Cole Gillespie was designated for assignment to open a roster spot.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Chi. Cubs
Brian Flynn Player Jeff Samardzija
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 9
6 Hits 9
6.75 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Miami   Chi. Cubs
Adeiny Hechavarria Player Darnell McDonald
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 11 2 20 .297 19 12 6 5 1 1
Chi. Cubs 11 4 27 .324 16 9 9 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .345 after a win and .481 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Washington. The Marlins have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .326 after a loss.