#Cubs snap skid with win over Marlins

Willson Contreras smacked a two-run homer in the first and a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh to lift the Cubs to a 5-4 victory Friday night over the Marlins in Miami and snap a four-game losing streak. The three RBIs were a career high for Contreras, whose young career is just seven games old. Kris Bryant also homered in a four-run first. He now has 50 RBIs.

Kyle Hendricks gave up one hit over five innings — a grand slam — and walked four. He did not get a decision.

Ben Zobrist had to leave the game with a bruised left ankle after he was hit by a pitch in the seventh. He was not expected to play Saturday.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Miguel Montero will start Saturday. He’s been bothered by a sore right knee. Anthony Rizzo also  could return to the lineup. He’s been sidelined for two straight games because of a tightness in his lower back.

 

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