Final Score: Chicago 4, Miami 2
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Anthony Rizzo knocked two home runs and finished
with four RBI as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Miami Marlins, 4-2, on Friday.
Cubs starter Scott Feldman (1-3) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks
in 6 2/3 innings, with Kevin Gregg pitching a perfect ninth to notch his
second save of the season.
Chicago has won the first two games of this four-game set against Miami. The
victory also marks the first time the Cubs have won two straight this season.
"It feels good, because we haven't done it yet," said Cubs manager Dale Sveum.
"We've had opportunities to win a lot of games in a row, and we've come up
short, so it's nice to hang on to these close ball games here."
Joe Mahoney had a solo homer and Chris Valaika also drove in a run for the
Marlins, who saw starter Wade LeBlanc (0-4) surrender four runs on eight hits
and a walk over six-plus innings.
"Well, I just think we just got to keep talking to them," said Marlins manager
Mike Redmond. "If they see me start to panic, then that puts more pressure on
everyone else ... keep talking to these guys, keep talking to them about
approach, keep talking to them about grinding out at-bats. Stay positive, I
mean, that's me."
Rizzo launched his first homer with one out in Chicago's first turn at the
plate, scoring Dave Sappelt, who singled to start the game.
His second home run happened in the third, another two-run shot which plated
Sappelt again after he legged out an infield single to begin the frame.
Miami got on the board in the fourth, when Mahoney's solo shot lead off the
The other Marlins run came in the seventh, when Valaika hit a sacrifice fly.
Rob Brantly came in on the play, after drawing a walk with one out and
advanced to third on a Chris Coghlan double.
James Russell spelled Feldman with two down in the seventh, getting Juan
Pierre on a fly out to end the inning. Shawn Camp stranded two on in the eight
and Gregg silenced the hosts in the ninth.
Rizzo upped his RBI total this season to 18 ... The Cubs have seen all 22
games this season decided by four runs or less, breaking a franchise record
set by the 1908 team ... The Marlins were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring
position and left seven men on base ... Miami is the only team that has yet to
win consecutive games this season.
04/27 00:31:48 ET
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