Cubs pull off sweep of Marlins

The Marlins did not convert on multiple opportunities to score runs Thursday evening, thus resulting into a 5-1 loss and a sweeping from the Chicago Cubs.

Chris Volstad put in five innings of work and allowed three earned runs including a Marlon Byrd home run. He struck out five batters and allowed four hits while dropping to 2-3.

Mike Stanton was able to hit a home run off of Kerry Wood in the eighth inning. It is his ninth homer of the season.

The Marlins stranded 12 runners on base after leaving 10 on base on Wednesday. The Fish have a six game losing streak against the Cubs dating back to May 12 of last season.

Florida enters interleague play Friday against in-state rivals Tampa Bay.

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