Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run homer to cap
a four-run sixth inning, and Chicago topped Miami, 6-1, in Wednesday's rubber
match of a three-game series.
Starlin Castro finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored
for the Cubs, who have won four of six overall. Anthony Rizzo also collected
three hits and Darwin Barney drove in a run.
Jake Arrieta (3-1) yielded five hits and one run with a career-high 11
strikeouts over seven strong innings.
Giancarlo Stanton homered but left with a wrist injury in the eighth inning
for the Marlins, who have dropped five of seven.
Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) was tagged in the loss for five runs on nine hits in six-
Rizzo reached in the sixth with a one-out single and scored on Castro's double
to the wall in right center to put the visitors ahead by a 2-1 score. Ryan
Sweeney's single placed runners on the corners and Schierholtz reached the
facing of the upper deck in right for a 5-1 Cubs' edge.
Chicago tacked on another run in the eighth. Castro led off with an infield
hit, Sweeney singled, a John Baker fielder's choice grounder left runners on
the corners and a single to deep short from Barney plated Castro.
Arrieta retired the final six batters faced, then Pedro Strop worked around a
leadoff walk to Rafael Furcal in the home eighth by sending down the next
James Russell capped the victory on a 1-2-3 ninth.
In the first, Coghlan doubled with one down and scored on a two-out double
from Castro, and Stanton equalized for the hosts.
Chicago took four of six from Miami in the season series ... Last night, the
Marlins reinstated Eovaldi from paternity leave and optioned pitcher Sam Dyson
to Triple-A New Orleans ... During the contest, the Marlins announced that
pitcher Randy Wolf cleared waivers and has elected free agency ... The Cubs
open up a 10-game homestand Friday against Pittsburgh, and the Marlins
continue their current residency by hosting the Mets on Thursday.