The Chicago Cubs defeated the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field in a game that was called during the eighth inning due to thunderstorms in Chicago. Starter Jeff Samardzija looked dominant for Chicago, striking out nine over five innings while surrendering six hits and one earned run. The victory moves the Cubs to 37-53, while Miami falls to 44-47.
Chicago broke the game open with a four-run seventh inning, highlighted by a two RBI double from Jeff Baker. Starlin Castro's eighth homer of the year, a solo shot in the fourth inning, was the other top offensive highlight for Chicago. Darwin Barney finished with two hits for Chicago in the win.
Miami starter Josh Johnson allowed four earned runs and five hits over 6.1 innings.