Marlins take Game 1 from Cubs, 5-1

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Miami Marlins did all of their damage in the top of the seventh inning, hitting a pair of home runs and putting five runs on the board to beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-1, in Game 1 of their best-of-three National League Wild Card series at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs went up 1-0 on Ian Happ’s solo home run in the fifth inning, but Corey Dickerson’s three-run blast gave the Marlins the lead for good.

Jesus Aguilar followed with a two-run shot to back 6 2/3 strong innings from Sandy Alcantara.

Alcantara and three relievers combined to limit the Cubs to a run on four hits.

Game 2 is on Thursday at 2 p.m. on ABC 8.

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