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National League Game Summary - Chicago at Miami



(Saturday, April 27th)

Final Score: Chicago 3, Miami 2

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - David DeJesus went 2-for-4 and his go-ahead RBI single in the seventh paved the way for a Chicago Cubs 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday at Marlins Park.

DeJesus scored a run earlier, while Luis Valbuena had two hits and plated a run for Chicago, which has won the first three of this four-game set. The Cubs will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon.

Travis Wood (2-1) struck out five over six stellar innings, yielding just two runs on three hits. In his previous two starts against the Marlins, he combined to surrender 15 runs on 16 hits in eight innings pitched.

Starlin Castro added a hit and made a spectacular play at short in the eighth to keep the lead intact. Kevin Gregg picked up his third save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer of the season and Miguel Olivo added a solo shot as well for the Marlins, losers of eight of their last 10 games.

Alex Sanabia (2-3) was touched for three runs on six hits and two walks over 6 2/3 frames.

"It feels like I'm saying the same thing every single night," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "We were right there."

DeJesus broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh when he came up with runners on first and second. He laced a Mike Dunn fastball into center and Welington Castillo, who singled to begin the frame, came around to score.

The Cubs were in trouble in the bottom of the eighth when the Marlins put runners on first and second, but Castro got them out of the jam.

Austin Kearns came to the plate and grounded Carlos Marmol's pitch toward the hole at short, but Castro made a run-saving stop and flipped to Darwin Barney for an inning ending force out at second base.

The Cubs got on the board right away. DeJesus doubled to begin the first and took third base on a fielding error by the right-fielder Stanton. He then scored on Sanabia's wild pitch.

Stanton made up for his blunder in the bottom half of the frame, launching a two-out solo blast, a 472-foot shot that caromed off the glass panels in left field above the scoreboard to knot the score at 1-1.

"The one Stanton hit was quite impressive, it was something to see," Wood said. "I threw a pitch where it ended up where I didn't want it to be and he did everything he could to hit it about as far as he could."

Valbuena singled home Nate Schierholtz, who doubled to start the second, but the Marlins retaliated in the home half on Olivo's solo homer.

Game Notes

The Marlins were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position ... The Cubs have seen all 23 games this season decided by four runs or less ... Chicago left six runners on base.

04/28 00:33:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
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MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
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PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
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WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
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HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
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NOR