Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run sixth inning, and Chicago topped Miami, 6-1, in Wednesday's rubber match of a three-game series.
Starlin Castro finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored for the Cubs, who have won four of six overall. Anthony Rizzo also collected three hits and Darwin Barney drove in a run.
Jake Arrieta (3-1) yielded five hits and one run with a career-high 11 strikeouts over seven strong innings.
Giancarlo Stanton homered but left with a wrist injury in the eighth inning for the Marlins, who have dropped five of seven.
Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) was tagged in the loss for five runs on nine hits in six- plus frames.
Rizzo reached in the sixth with a one-out single and scored on Castro's double to the wall in right center to put the visitors ahead by a 2-1 score. Ryan Sweeney's single placed runners on the corners and Schierholtz reached the facing of the upper deck in right for a 5-1 Cubs' edge.
Chicago tacked on another run in the eighth. Castro led off with an infield hit, Sweeney singled, a John Baker fielder's choice grounder left runners on the corners and a single to deep short from Barney plated Castro.
Arrieta retired the final six batters faced, then Pedro Strop worked around a leadoff walk to Rafael Furcal in the home eighth by sending down the next three batters.
James Russell capped the victory on a 1-2-3 ninth.
In the first, Coghlan doubled with one down and scored on a two-out double from Castro, and Stanton equalized for the hosts.