MIAMI — Justin Bour and Giancarlo Stanton each drove in three runs, Paul Clemens got his first big league win in more than three years and the Miami Marlins erased an early deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Saturday.
Bour hit his 14th home run for the Marlins, who got to 40 wins in 75 games — or 20 games faster than they did a year ago. Ichiro Suzuki’s infield single in the fifth sparked what became a four-run inning that put Miami ahead for good.
The Cubs, with the best record in the majors, lost for the fifth time in six games. They ended a four-game skid Friday night despite giving up Bour’s grand slam.
Clemens (1-0) trailed 4-1 early but settled down and gave Miami five innings of four-run ball. It was his first win since June 12, 2013, and A.J. Ramos got the last two outs for his 24th save in as many chances.
Addison Russell hit a three-run homer and Miguel Montero added a solo homer for the Cubs.