Leblanc participates in a decisive fifth-inning Marlins push

CHICAGO — Jacob Stallings and Peyton Burdick homered in quick succession as the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday.

Jesús Luzardo allowed one hit in seven innings for his first win since April.

Yan Gomes singled in the fifth inning against Luzardo (3-4). Nick Madrigal’s ninth-inning single against Tanner Scott was the Cubs’ only other hit in the game. Scott got his 15th save of the season.

“Luzardo has been at the top of his game,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. He throws the ball into the strike zone. He doesn’t beat himself, he forces teams to beat him. His throws are good enough that opponents don’t get multiple hits against him.”

Charles Leblanc opened the fifth set with a double against Adrian Sampson (0-3). Stallings followed with his third slap over the close of the season to give the team a 2-0 lead.

Burdick fired the next pitch into the stands and earned his first MLB homer.

Leblanc also stole his first MLB base for the Marlins, who lead Major League Baseball with 90 stolen bases.

“He’s still keeping in shape,” Mattingly said of Leblanc. You can see he’s doing well at bat and seems to have a good idea of ​​what he wants to accomplish here.”

Leblanc finished the game with three hits in four at bats. In eight Major League games, Laval has batted .444 and hit a home run.

The Cubs saw their five-game winning streak come to an end and were shut out for the seventh time this season.

Gavin Good, The Associated Press



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