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MLB Scores: Marlins 7 Cubs 3

Led by a big night at the plate, the Marlins power past the Cubs 7-3.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

14 hits powered the Miami Marlins past the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night as the Marlins captured their second straight victory, a 7-3 triumph over the Cubs.

The scoring began for the Marlins in the bottom of the second as J.T. Realmuto doubled, scoring Marcel Ozuna and pushing Ichiro to third. The following at-bat, Adieny Hechavarria reached on an infield single, subsequently scoring Ichiro from third. The big inning was capped with RBI singles by both Dee Gordon and Martin Prado powering the Fish to a commanding 4-0 lead.

In the 5th, Giancarlo did what Giancarlo does, going deep for a solo shot to give the Fish a 5-0 lead. The following at bat, Jeff Baker homered to left, giving the Marlins a 6-0 margin over the Cubs. The fifth inning closed the books on Cubs ace Jon Lester, a disastrous start during which he allowed six earned runs on nine hits. It was tough night for Lester, with plenty of hard hit balls as he fell to 4-4 on the young season.

Controversy struck in the sixth when Cubs outfielder Junior Lake went yard but ignited a confrontation behind home plate. The two-run homer gave the Cubs their first markers of the game until later that inning when Matt Szcuer singled, scoring Starlin Castro. In the home half of the sixth, Martin Prado singled home Adieny Hechavarria to stretch the Fish advantage to 7-3. It would remain at that margin until the conclusion of the game.

Dan Haren picked up the win and improves his record to 6-2. Haren went 5.2 innings, surrendering six hits and all three Cubs earned runs. Carter Capps turned in quality work out of the Marlins bullpen going 1.2 innings striking out four and only surrendering two base runners, both via base on balls.

The Marlins take the third game of the series, winning the three game set by a tally of 2-1. The Marlins visit the Rockies at Coors Field first pitch scheduled for 8:40EST.