Chicago Cubs 5 – Miami Marlins 6
Highlights: Marcell Ozuna hit his 15th homer, J.T. Realmuto went deep and the Miami Marlins hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 and avoid a three-game sweep on Wednesday night. Solo homers by Realmuto in a three-run fourth and Ozuna in the fifth against John Lackey (4-6) helped stake Miami to a 5-2 lead. Dee Gordon tripled and scored in the first. He also singled and raced home from second with the decisive run in the seventh when Giancarlo Stanton struck out on a pitch in the dirt. Kyle Schwarber homered and had two doubles for Chicago. Ian Happ also went deep. Anthony Rizzo added two hits and two RBI. Jose Urena (4-2) improved to 3-0 in his past four starts despite a 7.45 ERA in that stretch. He lasted five innings, allowing three runs and three hits while walking three. Lackey gave up five runs and seven hits in six innings and was once again hurt by the long ball.
Chicago White Sox 1 – Tampa Bay Rays 3
Highlights: Tampa Bay’s Jacob Faria capped what he describes as the “best two-week span of my life” with his first major league win. The 23-year-old right-hander sparkled in his big league debut Wednesday night, taking a three-hitter into the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Faria walked two and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings, settling down after falling behind three batters into the game to help his team end a season-high four-game losing streak. Relievers Tommy Hunter, Jose Alvarado and Alex Colome finished the combined four-hitter, with Colome getting the final three outs for his 16th save.