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Hendricks, Marlins Surprise Cubs with Win in Game 1 of Series

The Marlins held on and then took over Game 1 of the National League Wild Card Series on Wednesday afternoon, The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Miami clipped past the Chicago Cubs 5-1, after nearly dropping the game during the first six innings.

They finally got their game faces back on in the seventh, going for all five runs in one swoop.

So, what turned everything around on Wednesday, you ask?

Most of the credit for the big win apparently goes to veteran outfielder Corey Dickerson.

He sent a three-run homer from Kyle Hendricks, instantly putting the Marlins in the lead.

Moments later, first baseman Jesus Aguilar followed that up with a two-run homer of his own.

Meanwhile, Sandy Alcantara kept the Cubs down to just that one run.

Miami will look to keep the momentum going, and maybe even capture the series, on Thursday.