Miami vs Chicago Recap - Cubs Over Marlins 5-1

Miami dropped a 5-1 decision at Wrigley Field on Wednesday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher James Russell.

Chicago was an underdog by +105 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Chicago got 5 innings from Jeff Samardzija, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 9. James Russell earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Jeff Baker in the win.

Miami got a 6 1/3-inning outing from Josh Johnson in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Emilio Bonifacio had 3 hits in the loss for the Marlins.

The battle of the bats favored Miami as they had 8 hits, while Chicago only had 7.