Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cubs beat Marlins 5-3 in 13 for 4th straight win

Anthony Rizzo's 2-run homer in 13th inning lifts Cubs to 5-3 victory over Marlins

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 8:27 p.m.

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday.

Rizzo also had a two-run double in the eighth as the Cubs earned their season-high fourth consecutive victory. Jason Hammel pitched seven scoreless innings and Chris Coghlan had an RBI double in his first game against his former team.

Junior Lake hit a leadoff single against Kevin Slowey (1-1) before Rizzo connected for his 12th homer, belting a long drive to right.

Carlos Villanueva (2-5) pitched two perfect innings for Chicago.

 Chicago Cubs' Chris Valaika, left, is safe at home as St. Louis Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski attempts the tag during the second inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Updated at 5:19 p.m.
 Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez hits a two-run double against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

Updated on Aug. 29, 2014 at 11:23 p.m.
 Chicago Cubs' Jorge Soler, left, watches his RBI-single hit off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jumbo Diaz in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Cincinnati. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, right, looks on. The Reds won 7-2. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

Updated on Aug. 28, 2014 at 5:58 p.m.
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