Miami Downed 5-3 By Chicago - Kevin Slowey Takes Loss
Chicago needed extra innings to claim victory on Friday, scoring late against Miami for a 5-3 final at Wrigley Field.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as -121 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.
Carlos Villanueva earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Anthony Rizzo in the win.
Miami's starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi worked 7 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Garrett Jones in a losing cause.
Miami enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-10 advantage in hits.