Final in 13
7:10 PM ET, June 16, 2014
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
The pinch-hitting pitcher had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.
"I knew I was coming up that inning, so I had been stretched out, swinging down in the tunnel," Wood said. "I came up, luckily Junior got on and I was able to hit it down the line and put us up."
By the 13th, the Cubs had gone through seven pitchers and all batters but righty Eli Whiteside.
"(Whiteside) was my last guy, then if we get beyond and I use Russ (James Russell), I need somebody to pitch and I still need another body," Renteria said. "The way (Wood) handles the bat, he gave us, he gave himself a chance in that at bat."
Wood, who is hitting .250 this season, was 0 for 4 as a pinch hitter entering the game.
"I always hit growing up, out of high school," Wood said. "I didn't have 3, 4 year of not hitting. So I kind of just stuck with it and it's part of my job as a starting pitcher in the National League, so I practice at it and try to do the best I can."
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.
"Other than the curveball that I hung there, they did a good job of hitting some quality pitches," Koehler said. "Unfortunately, in this game the results don't always mirror the quality of the outing. I do feel like I let the guys down when we had that three-run lead going into the inning."
Koehler, who gave up five hits and struck out five, failed to get beyond the sixth inning for the third time in his last four starts.
"Tom is having a tough time getting through that sixth inning," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He was breezing. He's got to fight through that to win games at this level."
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.
"I could not get the slider down and that was the ball that Stanton hit," Hammel said. "I've never seen a home run like that. I think it took two seconds to get out of the ballpark. I thought it was going to be a foul ball and hitting the base of the wall or something. That's impressive."
Miami padded its lead in the third when Stanton scored on Casey McGehee's single to right.
The Marlins failed to convert with the bases loaded in the seventh. Garrett Jones grounded into a forceout at home and Ozuna struck out looking.
The Marlins observed a moment of silence for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who died Monday. ... The Cubs improved to 3-6 in extra inning games this season. The Marlins fell to 4-6. ... Castro registered his 11th three-hit game and now shares the major league lead in the category with Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki. With his home run in the sixth, Castro picked up his eighth extra-base hit in his last 10 games. ... The Cubs intentionally walked Stanton in the 11th inning, giving the Marlins slugger 14 intentional passes this season. Stanton trails only Boston's David Ortiz (15) in intentional walks. ... Jake Marisnick and Justin Bour, both recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, saw action in Monday's game. Marisnick batted leadoff in place of the injured OF Christian Yelich and finished 2 for 6 with run, a walk and two stolen bases. Bour struck out in a pinch-hit appearance for Koehler in the sixth inning, ... The teams continue the series Tuesday night, with Chicago RHP Jeff Samardzija (2-6) facing RHP Anthony DeSclafani (1-1).
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 16: Jake Marisnick #23 of the Miami Marlins steals second base under the tag of Luis Valbuena #24...(Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||G Stanton homered to right (366 feet), J Marisnick scored.||0||2|
|3rd||C McGehee singled to left, G Stanton scored.||0||3|
|6th||A Rizzo grounded out to first, J Hammel scored, L Valbuena to third, J Ruggiano to second.||1||3|
|6th||S Castro homered to left center (396 feet), L Valbuena and J Ruggiano scored.||4||3|
|6th||A Hechavarria hit sacrifice fly to center, M Ozuna scored.||4||4|
|13th||T Wood doubled to left, J Lake scored.||5||4|
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|Stadium||Marlins Park, Miami, FL|
|Attendance||19,170 (51.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Laz Diaz, Third Base - Marcus Pattillo|
Could work an express or unique full screen tomorrow: Giancarlo Stanton's home run Monday was 48 feet at its highest point, the lowest trajectory of any home run in his career. His longest career home run was 494 feet in 2012, the longest in the majors over the last 5 seasons. He also hit one against the Rockies in 2012 that exploded off the bat at 122.4 miles per hour, the fastest home run hit by anybody since 2006.[+]
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