Sánchez helps Marlins hold off Cubs for 7-6 win
MIAMI (AP) — Jesús Sánchez hit a two-run double in Miami's five-run first inning, and the Marlins held off the Chicago Cubs for a 7-6 win on Saturday.
Sánchez also singled home Luis Arraez in the fourth. Arraez and Jazz Chisholm Jr. each had three hits as Miami earned its third straight victory.
Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera (2-2) struck out a career-high 12 in five innings. He was charged with two runs and three hits.
Patrick Wisdom and Cody Bellinger homered for Chicago in its fifth loss in seven games. Trey Mancini had two hits and scored two runs.
Caleb Kilian (0-1) struggled in his fourth career start for the Cubs. The right-hander, who was promoted from Triple-A Iowa before the game, was tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings.
The 25-year-old Kilian hurt himself in the first. He hit two batters — plunking Chisholm with the bases loaded — and walked two. He also threw a wild pitch that brought home a run.
Sánchez's ground-rule double gave Miami a 2-0 lead, and Jacob Stallings had a run-scoring single. Each of the Marlins' runs in the first scored with two outs.
George Richards, The Associated Press