Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Marlon Byrd knocked in two runs in a four-run fifth inning and Casey Coleman pitched a quality start to lead Chicago to a 5-3 win over Florida in the second meeting of a three-game series.
Coleman (2-2) surrendered three runs on five hits and four walks in six-plus innings in the Cubs' fifth straight win. Blake DeWitt doubled twice, scored a run and knocked in another for the victors.
Anibal Sanchez (12-10) was charged with four runs on five hits and five walks over five frames for Florida, which has dropped five in a row. Logan Morrison went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in defeat.
Mike Stanton's single in the first inning scored Morrison, and it stayed 1-0 until the Cubs pushed four across in the fifth.
Tyler Colvin scored on a Brad Davis' throwing error, Byrd hit a chopper down the third-base line that brought home two, and Aramis Ramirez added an RBI double.
Back-to-back doubles by Cameron Maybin and Brad Davis in the seventh made it 4-2 and ended Coleman's outing. Justin Berg later gave up a run-scoring hit to Logan Morrison before getting Dan Uggla on a pop up to strand two runners.
Blake DeWitt double in the eighth scored Geovany Soto for an insurance run, and Carlos Marmol tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 33rd save of the season.
The Cubs go for the sweep on Sunday with Jeff Samardzija squaring off against Andrew Miller...Byrd's double was his 38th on the year...The five-game win streak is Chicago's longest all season.