Donnie Murphy homered to cap a four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs connected four times Wednesday to beat the Miami Marlins 9-7.
An unidentified child is OK after he was hit by Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton’s bat during in the top of the sixth inning in today’s Cubs-Marlins game at Wrigley Field.
Donovan Solano had three hits, including a two-run double, and the Miami bullpen combined for 4 2-3 hitless innings to lead the Marlins to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Chicago’s Dioner Navarro homered in the ninth off Steve Cishek, who nonetheless earned his third save in four chances.
Greg Dobbs hit a two-run double and the Miami Marlins’ strong bullpen finished off a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 5-3 win Thursday that sent Chicago to its fifth straight loss.
The sellout crowd in the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark cheered the introduction of their starters, who were accompanied by women dressed as Latin showgirls. There was another roar for Muhammad Ali, who delivered the first pitch. Then Kyle Lohse and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals went to work, and the place grew quiet.