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Kim improves to 2-0 since trade as Fish hold off Cubs' charge

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

CHICAGO -- Byung-Hyun Kim ruined the Cubs' gameplan.

Kim pitched six scoreless innings, Reggie Abercrombie homered and the Florida Marlins held on to beat Chicago 5-3 on Monday.

Kim (3-2) allowed three hits and struck out five while working around three walks. Kim, who was traded to the Marlins on May 14 from Colorado, is 2-0 in three starts for Florida.

"Kim can be tough when he is in the strike zone like he was today. We as a team had a gameplan to make him throw strikes," Cubs catcher Michael Barrett said. "He came out pumping strikes and putting the pressure on us and got ahead of us, and his slider was working."

Josh Willingham had two hits and an RBI and Miguel Cabrera had three hits for the Marlins, who bounced back after getting swept by the New York Mets over the weekend.

Kim struck out Derrek Lee to end the third inning with runners on first and third and pumped his fist as he left the mound.

"B.K. knows how it is. You give a team any chance to score and they do, it could get them on a roll. Once he got in a couple good innings, he did get into cruise control," said catcher Matt Treanor.

Sean Marshall (0-2), making his second start of the season, gave up an RBI single to Willingham in the first inning.

Willingham led off the fourth inning with a single and advanced to third on Jeremy Hermida's single. He scored on Jason Wood's groundout to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead.

In the seventh inning, Abercrombie chased Marshall with a solo-shot to left-center. It was his second of the season.

Marshall lasted 6 1/3 innings, giving up three runs -- two earned -- and six hits. He struck out six and walked two.

Cubs reliever Scott Eyre allowed a leadoff double to Cabrera in the eighth inning. Cabrera scored on Wood's single.

The Cubs got all their runs in the ninth inning. Ryan Theriot hit an RBI single off Taylor Tankersley, and Cliff Floyd hit a broken-bat bloop single to center off Kevin Gregg that scored two. Gregg got the final three outs for his fifth save in five opportunities.

"The momentum was definitely on their side in that inning. To get out of there and preserve the victory, that's what it comes down to. It doesn't matter what it looks like. It's about getting those three outs," Gregg said.

Despite a $300 million spending spree in the offseason, the Cubs are 22-27 and have lost six of their last eight games, including a 2-1 loss to Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday.

"I think there is a little frustration because we lost a tough game (Sunday) and a little tired too because we came in late that night. It's tough, but that's not an excuse, we lost because they had very good pitching," said Alfonso Soriano.


  • Marlins right-handers Josh Johnson, Henry Owens and Carlos Martinez are all scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game on Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla.
  • Kim snared a hard hit line drive off the bat of Ramirez in the first inning and doubled off Floyd.
  • Theriot made an over-the-head basket catch on Hanley Ramirez's ball in the fifth inning. He made a nice bare-handed pickup and threw out Matt Treanor in the sixth.
  • Since last the season, the Marlins have won five straight against the Cubs.
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Florida's Byung-Hyun Kim limits the Cubs to three hits in six scoreless innings while striking out five.  (AP)
Florida's Byung-Hyun Kim limits the Cubs to three hits in six scoreless innings while striking out five. (AP)

Players of the Game

B. Kim
IP 6.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 3
K 5

C. Floyd
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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Florida Marlins
Reggie Abercrombie, CF-LF4211101 .216
Dan Uggla, 2B4111021 .256
Hanley Ramirez, SS4000102 .320
Miguel Cabrera, 3B4130110 .321
Josh Willingham, LF5121025 .272
    Kevin Gregg, P0000000 .000
Jeremy Hermida, RF5010035 .240
Jason Wood, 1B4012010 .220
Matt Treanor, C3010111 .167
Byung-Hyun Kim, P1000001 .000
   a- Todd Linden, PH1000010 .190
    Renyel Pinto, P0000000 .000
   b- Aaron Boone, PH1000002 .265
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
    Taylor Tankersley, P0000000 .000
    Alfredo Amezaga, CF0000000 .246
a-struck out for Kim in the 7th
b-flied out for Pinto in the 8th
2B - Dan Uggla (19, Marshall), Miguel Cabrera (13, Eyre)
HR - Reggie Abercrombie (2, Marshall)
SF - Dan Uggla (3)
SH - Byung-Hyun Kim (1)
RBI - Reggie Abercrombie (5), Dan Uggla (29), Josh Willingham (32), Jason Wood 2 (10)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Willingham (10), Jason Wood (3)
SB - Reggie Abercrombie 2 (4, 2nd base off Eyre/Barrett, 3rd base off Eyre/Barrett)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Uggla-Wood
E - Miguel Cabrera (11, Misplayed grounder)
Florida Marlins
Byung-Hyun Kim (W,3-2) 6300350 5.16
Renyel Pinto (H,7) 1000100 4.18
Matt Lindstrom 1100000 3.68
Taylor Tankersley0233100 6.89
Kevin Gregg (S,5) 1200030 2.03
Pitches-Strikes - Byung-Hyun Kim 105-66, Renyel Pinto 18-9, Matt Lindstrom 22-17, Taylor Tankersley 13-5, Kevin Gregg 26-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Byung-Hyun Kim 7-6, Renyel Pinto 1-2, Matt Lindstrom 1-2
Batters Faced - Byung-Hyun Kim 24, Renyel Pinto 4, Matt Lindstrom 4, Taylor Tankersley 3, Kevin Gregg 5
Chicago Cubs
Alfonso Soriano, LF5000013 .293
Cliff Floyd, RF3022200 .293
Derrek Lee, 1B5010024 .353
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5020013 .297
Michael Barrett, C4000011 .244
Jacque Jones, CF3110100 .250
Mark DeRosa, 2B3110110 .248
Ryan Theriot, SS4111012 .278
Sean Marshall, P2000000 .000
    Carlos Marmol, P0000000 .000
   a- Matt Murton, PH0000100 .287
    Scott Eyre, P0000000 .000
   b- Angel Pagan, PH1000012 .300
a-walked for Marmol in the 7th
b-struck out for Eyre in the 9th
RBI - Cliff Floyd 2 (20), Ryan Theriot (16)
2-OUT RBI - Cliff Floyd 2 (11)
Team LOB - 10
E - Sean Marshall (1, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago Cubs
Sean Marshall (L,0-2) 6.1632261 2.70
Carlos Marmol 0.2000010 0.00
Scott Eyre 2422240 8.27
IBB - Cabrera by Sean Marshall
Pitches-Strikes - Sean Marshall 111-68, Carlos Marmol 5-5, Scott Eyre 52-28
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Sean Marshall 7-7
Batters Faced - Sean Marshall 28, Carlos Marmol 2, Scott Eyre 12
Game Information
Attendance - 41630
Game Time - 3:18
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom