Make It Three!

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The Cubs are on a roll. They beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 yesterday, making it three in a row and improving their record to 9-14. Travis Wood earned the win after pitching 6 innings and David Dejesus drove in the winning run to seal the victory.

“This is the big leagues. Big plays in big situations,” said Sveum. “They’re what you need all the time in close, one-run ballgames. We had a couple of them tonight, and that was the difference — great plays.”

I think the key to the Cubs winning, is scoring early. They scored the runs by the third inning.

Here’s Starlin Castro’s take on their winning streak.

“It’s good. Everybody works together,” said Castro of the defense. “That’s why we’re winning games. It’s the group.”

Of note, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami hit the Marlins farthest Home Run in franchise history going 472 feet.

Carlos Villanueva gets the ball when the Cubs have a chance for a sweep at 12:10 today. It would be great, but let’s keep in mind, it’s only the Marlins.

“We had a tough time [here] last year. When things started snowballing out of control last year, it was in this place,” said Sveum. “It’d be nice going home with a four-game [winning] streak and five out of six.”

—Mark

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