Chicago Drops Miami 5-2 - Match Report
Junior Lake swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 2 runs as his Cubs defeated Miami 5-2 at Wrigley Field.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as -141 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Jeff Samardzija earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Junior Lake in the win.
Miami got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Randy Wolf in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Christian Yelich had 2 hits in the loss for the Marlins.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 11 hits, while Miami only had 5.
Pedro Strop pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.