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Silva, Fontenot Lead Cubs Past Marlins
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Silva stayed away from major trouble and Marlon Byrd hit an RBI double as the Chicago Cubs stopped a four-game losing streak by beating the Florida Marlins 4-3 Wednesday.

Mike Fontenot, benched when Chicago gave 20-year-old Starlin Castro the shortstop job, added a two-run double to help the Cubs win for only the second time in nine games.

Silva (4-0) went 6 1-3 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks.

Chris Volstad (3-3) allowed four runs in six innings for the Marlins, who are still looking for their first three-game winning streak this season. It was the first time in 11 games that a Florida starter gave up more than three runs.

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