Brad Hand pitches Marlins past Cubs 5-2

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) - Brad Hand pitched six innings to earn his fifth victory in 33 career starts, and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Tuesday.

Hand (1-1) improved his career record as a starter to 5-18. Even with the victory, his winning percentage as a starter (.217) is the lowest in the majors among active pitchers with at least 20 decisions, according to STATS.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo homer, his 16th. He has seven of Miami's 14 homers at Marlins Park this year.

Rookie Addison Russell's baserunning blunder helped A.J. Ramos earn his fifth save in seven chances. The Cubs had runners at first and second with one out when Chris Coghlan singled to right, but Stanton fielded the ball and threw out Russell taking too big a turn at second.

Miguel Montero then struck out to end the game.

Marcell Ozuna hit a two-out, three-run double off Kyle Hendricks (1-2) that put Miami ahead to stay in the fifth.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - includes Advertiser Stories