Homers help Marlins beat Cubs 10-2
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, June 19, 2021

(photo courtesy of Chicago Cubs)

(CHICAGO) – Adam Duvall hit a grand slam and a two-run drive, and the Miami Marlins snapped a four-game slide by pounding the Chicago Cubs 10-2 in a rare Friday night game at Wrigley Field. Jon Berti added a three-run homer on a warm, windless evening as the Marlins dealt the Cubs their fourth loss in five. Jorge Alfaro had three hits and scored twice as the teams met for the first time since Miami swept Chicago 2-0 in their NL wild-card series in October. Duvall had three hits. He smacked his fifth career slam to cap Miami's five-run third inning against shaky Cubs starter Zach Davies. Davies (4-4) gave up a career-high eight runs after not allowing any in his previous two starts. Duvall's second homer of the game and 14th of the season came on a towering fly to left off Dan Winkler in the seventh. Duvall has two multi-homer games this season and nine for his career. A hot and cold slugger throughout his career, the 32-year-old Duvall is still hitting just .215 this year. Joc Pederson hit two solo homers in his first two at-bats. It was Pederson's second two-homer game this season and 17th of his career. The Cubs have scored just 11 runs in their last five games following a hot run that propelled them to the top of the NL Central. Marlins rookie starter Cody Poteet was activated off the 10-day injured list before the game, then left with two outs in the fourth after throwing 80 pitches. The right-hander allowed two runs and three hits while walking four and striking out five. Davies allowed eight hits and walked three after not yielding a run in his previous 14 2/3 innings.