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Byrd Hits Go Ahead Homer As Cubs Edge Marlins

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2011

(MIAMI, FL) - Marlon Byrd hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs came from behind to beat the Florida Marlins 7-5.

Reed Johnson had a pinch-hit two-run homer and Darwin Barney also drove in a pair of runs for the Cubs.

Jeff Samardzija threw two innings of scoreless relief to get the win and improve to 3-0.

Greg Dobbs had a two-run double and Hanley Ramirez hit a solo shot for the Marlins.

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