Greg Dobbs shines as Florida Marlins defeat Chicago Cubs 7-5 - MLB Update

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Greg Dobbs shines as Florida Marlins defeat Chicago Cubs 7-5 - MLB Update

Florida Marlins’ third baseman, Greg Dobbs was impressive with the bat as he had three RBIs including one home-run and went 2-for-4 in the Marlins’ 7-5 win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Chicago on July 17.
Both sides started well as they posted six runs collectively during the first inning to tie the game 3-3. Dobbs struck a two-run homer (364 feet) towards left-field and Emilio Bonifacio added a single run. Hanley Ramirez scored the third run for the Marlins
by hitting a solo homer (443 feet) to centre-field at the top of the first inning.
On the other side, the Cubs’ batters were also in great form as Starlin Castro doubled to right-field and Reed Johnson scored one run. The second run was taken by Castro when Aramis Ramirez doubled off deep left-field. Blake DeWitt singled towards right-field
and Aramis Ramirez added a tie run on the score-board.
The Cubs went ahead 4-3 at the bottom of the second inning when Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to centre-field and Geovany Soto posted a single run. Darwin Barney moved to third base at the end of second inning. Dobbs was struck-out swinging and Hanley Ramirez
flied out to centre-field without providing even a single run, at the top of the third inning.
The game again levelled 4-4 at the top of the fourth inning when John Buck singled off centre-field and Mike Stanton posted a tie run for the Marlins. Mike Cameron moved to third base during the fourth inning. The pitchers did not give even a single run
from the fifth to the seventh inning of the game and struck-out many batters.
The Marlins’ starter, Chris Volstad was little bit shaky with his pitching as he allowed four runs on six hits in three inning pitches and pitched the ball with an ERA of 5.59. He struck-out two batters without giving any walk and homer on his 45 pitches.
In the eighth inning, the Marlins stepped on the gas to blast three runs while the Cubs were able to score just one run at the bottom of the eighth inning to cut their deficit 7-5. Brett Hayes, Wes Helms and Bonifacio scored for the Marlins while Castro
contributed the final run for the Cubs.
With this valuable win, the Marlins snatched the four-game series 3-1 at Chicago.



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