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Marshall derails D-Train
Willis suffers tough luck
Dontrelle Willis was his usual self, pitching seven strong innings in which he gave up three runs on five hits with six strikeouts. Willis, however, was outdueled by Cubs rookie left-hander Sean Marshall, who held the Marlins to only two hits over seven innings.
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Cubs 3, Marlins 1
Rookie Sean Marshall pitched seven shutout innings against the Marlins. (Brian Kersey/AP)
Series at a glance:
Marshall throws a gem
Making only his third Major League start, Sean Marshall pitched superbly, shutting out the Marlins for seven innings. The left-hander allowed only two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Matt Murton drove in the Cubs first run with an RBI single.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 25, 2006
FLA
Florida (5-13)
Lost 3
Chi Cubs 3, Florida 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (12-7)
Won 3
April 25, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 5 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 X   3 5 0
Standings thru 4/25/06  |  Gameday  |  Marlins Stats  |  Cubs Stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS3010110.312
Uggla, 2B4021001.273
Cabrera, 3B3000113.318
Willingham, LF4000001.288
Helms, 1B4000020.316
Olivo, C4000020.261
Aguila, RF3010010.205
Abercrombie, CF3110001.184
Willis, P2000010.100
a-Jacobs, PH1000001.193
Messenger, P0000000.000
Totals31151287 

a-Flied out for Willis in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Ramirez; Uggla 2; Aguila; Abercrombie.
RBI: Uggla (9).
2-out RBI: Uggla.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Willingham; Uggla; Cabrera 2.
GIDP: Abercrombie.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Uggla (2, 2nd base off Marshall/Barrett), Cabrera (3, 2nd base off Marshall/Barrett), Ramirez (4, 2nd base off Marshall/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: (Ramirez-Helms).
Pickoffs: Willis (Hairston at 1st base).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4000020.266
Cedeno, SS4000020.323
Walker, 1B3000100.364
Ramirez, 3B2100101.180
Barrett, C2110000.283
Murton, LF3132000.292
Jones, RF2000002.200
Hairston, 2B2011100.333
Marshall, P2000012.125
a-Restovich, PH1000011.000
Howry, P0000000.000
Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals25353366 

a-Struck out for Marshall in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Barrett (4, Willis), Murton (3, Willis).
TB: Barrett 2; Murton 4; Hairston.
RBI: Murton 2 (13), Hairston (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Marshall.
S: Barrett; Jones.
GIDP: Jones.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
PO: Hairston (1st base by Willis).

FIELDING
DP: (Hairston-Cedeno-Walker).

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Willis (L, 1-1)7.05333603.13
Messenger 1.00000000.00
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marshall (W, 2-0)7.02002704.22
Howry (H, 3)1.03110101.86
Dempster (S, 6)1.00000001.50

IBB: Hairston (by Willis).
Pitches-strikes: Willis 92-56, Messenger 10-7, Marshall 96-58, Howry 23-15, Dempster 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Willis 12-2, Messenger 3-0, Marshall 7-7, Howry 1-1, Dempster 1-2.
Batters faced: Willis 27, Messenger 3, Marshall 24, Howry 6, Dempster 3.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Bruce Froemming. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 39 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 18 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:12.
Att: 38,680.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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