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Contreras hits 2-run HR in 8th as Cubs beat Marlins 2-1

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By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning in his first home game since the trade deadline, Justin Steele matched a career high with 10 strikeouts and the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 2-1. The Cubs looked like they were on the way to their sixth straight loss before Contreras drove an 0-1 pitch from Dylan Floro to left with one out in the eighth. His 16th homer woke up a sleepy crowd. Chicago’s only hits to that point were singles by Nick Madrigal leading off the sixth and eighth. Joey Wendle singled in a run in the seventh for the Marlins, who lost for the sixth time in seven games.

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