Pitcher Travis Wood has big hit for Cubs in 13th

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm •  Published: June 16, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — Pinch-hitting pitcher Travis Wood had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Called on to bat for reliever Carlos Villanueva (3-5), Wood hit a sharp groundball off Jacob Turner (2-5) down the left field line, scoring Junior Lake for the go-ahead run.

Wood, who is batting .250 this season, was 0 for 4 as a pinch hitter entering the game.

Miami's Tom Koehler was near perfect to start, retiring 14 of the first 15 batters. Only Mike Olt registered a hit against the Marlins' starter during that stretch.

But the Cubs overcame a 3-0 deficit in the sixth inning, highlighted by Starlin Castro's three-run homer.

After the Marlins were unable to turn a double play on pitcher Justin Hammel's bunt, Luis Valbuena and Justin Ruggiano followed with singles. Hammel ended Koehler's shutout when he scored on a groundout by Anthony Rizzo.

Castro then gave Chicago a 4-3 lead with a three-run homer, his 10th of the season.

The Marlins responded in the bottom half. Marcell Ozuna led off with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Adeiny Hechavarria.

Hammel allowed four runs and eight hits. He struck out nine in six innings.

Giancarlo Stanton put the Marlins on the board in the first inning with his 19th home run, a two-run line drive that just cleared the right field wall.