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Apr 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood hits a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Wood's clutch pinch-hit RBI double helps Cubs claim 5-4 win in 13th

Travis Wood can pitch. And more and more often he’s showing how well he can hit too. Wood hit a go-ahead RBI double to help give the Chicago Cubs (28-39) a 5-4 win in 13 innings over the Miami Marlins (35-33).

Before the 13th, the Cubs did all their damage one inning. It was enough to hold them over till the end.

Anthony Rizzo hit into an RBI groundout to cut the Marlins lead to 3-1. Starlin Castro then erased the deficit and put the Cubs ahead 4-3.

In the bottom half of the inning, Adeiny Hechevarria hit a deep fly ball to center that Ryan Sweeney tracked down with a fantastic over the shoulder catch. It would however allow Marcell Ozuna to score to tie the game at 4-4.

The Cubs bullpen pitched seven innings of shutout baseball, combining for eight strikeout. Carlos Villanueva picked up the victory (3-5) in relief. James Russel closed out the game with a perfect 13th to pick up his first save.

Marlins starter Tom Koehler was rolling till the sixth inning when he allowed four runs to the Cubs. Giancarlo Stanton posted him to an early lead with a line drive home run to right in the first inning.

Jacob Turner (2-5), just recently moved to the pen from the rotation, took the loss.

Tomorrow’s contest is a 7:10 pm ET start. Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.77) will go for the Cubs. He’ll be taking on Anthony DeSclafini (1-1, 5.56).

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