Cubs defeat Marlins for fourth straight win


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO -- Wrigley Field's wind was blowing in but that didn't stop the Cubs hitters as they smacked two homers to power the Cubs to a 3-1 win over the Marlins on Monday night. The Cubs have are a perfect 4-0 on their current ten game homestand after losing six straight previously on the West Coast.

Kris Bryant started the offensive showing with a two-run homer to left field off of righty Dan Straily in the first inning to put the Cubs up 2-0. It was his thirteenth homer of the season and it traveled 412 feet despite the 16 MPH wind.

In the fourth inning, Cubs young outfielder Albert Almora Jr connected with a powerful 418-foot solo home run to push the Cubs lead to 3-0. It was his third homer of the season tieing his entire output of homers last season (3).

Newcomer Eddie Butler was impressive on the mound tonight going 5.2 innings, giving up only three hits, a run, and four strikeouts to earn his second win of the season. His season ERA is now down to 3.75 on the season as he retired 16 of the total 20 batters he faced during the game.

Marlins' Dee Gordon had a rather meaningless sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to put his team on the board at 3-1.

However, that was it on the scoreboard for the evening as the Cubs long reliever Mike Montgomery finished up the final 3.1 innings (10 outs) to get another save giving up only three hits to lower his season ERA to 2.21. Cubs manager has a nice combo going with Butler and Montgomery pitching in games together because they compliment each other and it keeps Butler from not being overused as a fifth starter.

The Cubs will go for their fifth win in a row on Tuesday night against the Marlins at 7:05 CDT.


Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Rate this Story:
0 votes

Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
WATCH: Maddon discusses his message to team
WATCH: Maddon discusses his message to team
Maddon unveils more custom baseball artwork
Maddon unveils more custom baseball artwork
WATCH: Rizzo discusses going home after school shooting
WATCH: Rizzo discusses going home after school shooting
Lester reacts to Contreras' Cubs Con moment
Lester reacts to Contreras' Cubs Con moment
WATCH: Jim Hickey on decision to join Cubs
WATCH: Jim Hickey on decision to join Cubs
Cubs add outfielder to big league camp
Cubs add outfielder to big league camp
WATCH: Zobrist on finally being healthy
WATCH: Zobrist on finally being healthy
Cubs reportedly tried to trade Addison Russell
Cubs reportedly tried to trade Addison Russell
Cubs release minor leaguer involved in accidental shooting death
Cubs release minor leaguer involved in accidental shooting death
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Updates
Daily Digest