MIAMI -- Jake Arrieta made it look easy, then made it sound easy. The Chicago Cubs right-hander had a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings to beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday. Arrieta (3-1) lowered his ERA to 1.98, and he has 55 strikeouts in 50 innings. "Im not doing anything different," he said. "Im just commanding everything down in the strike zone and trying to force early contact. Strikeouts are just a byproduct of throwing several plus pitches for strikes." Arrieta has become one of the few bright spots for the last-place Cubs, although they have been playing better lately. By taking the rubber game of the three-game set, they won consecutive road series for the first time since June 2013. Chicago went 5-5 on a three-city swing. "We had a nice trip," manager Rick Renteria said. "Thats big. Were playing some consistent baseball." Miamis Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 20th homer in the first but left the game after six innings with a bruised left wrist. Stanton said the injury wasnt serious, and he expected to be back in the lineup Thursday against the New York Mets. But his wrist was swollen and bothered him more as the game progressed. "It was getting tighter and tighter," he said. "On swings and misses, it hurts a lot." Stanton hasnt missed a game this season, and he leads the NL in homers and RBIs with 57. Thats why manager Mike Redmond took no chances with the injury. "We need this guy for the long haul," Redmond said. "He wanted to stay in, but Im thinking about tomorrow and the next day." Stanton was hurt when he hit the wall in the first inning chasing a flyball. Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run homer for the Cubs. Starlin Castro had two RBI doubles and single batting cleanup. "I like batting fourth because there are usually runners on base," Castro said. "I just like that they put me in a spot and leave me there. If they keep moving me around, it breaks my concentration." Arrieta allowed five hits and one walk. He also doubled for his first career extra-base hit, but Renteria was more impressed with his pitching. Arrieta has 27 strikeouts in 20 innings over his past three starts. "I think he is commanding his fastball better, and his breaking ball is starting to get some bite and location," Renteria said. "Hes got great stuff, and hes very composed." The Marlins agreed. "He was using his cutter in good spots and staying on the corners," Stanton said. "He did a good job." Schierholtz was in a 3-for-26 slump before he hit his third homer off Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) in the Cubs four-run sixth. Eovaldi, back from paternity leave after joining his wife in Texas for the birth of their first child Monday, declined to blame any distractions for his performance. "Youve got to be able to come back and perform," he said. "If anything, I was excited to get back to the guys and play." NOTES: The Marlins plan to recall RHP Kevin Gregg from Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, and C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list. To make room for them, the Marlins optioned LHP Dan Jennings to New Orleans and optioned C J.T. Realmuto to Double-A Jacksonville. ... Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sat next to Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria in the second row and drew a big ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard. ... LHP Randy Wolf, who was designed for assignment Monday by the Marlins, opted for free agency. ... A Marlins promotion for disadvantaged children boosted attendance to 27,032. ... Marlins RHP Steve Cishek turned 28 Wednesday. Cubs OF Chris Coghlan turned 29. ... Cubs starters have allowed 32 homers, fewest in the majors. ... 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Billig Nmd Sko . - The Clippers have signed guard Dahntay Jones to a second 10-day contract.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bulls have been on a roll no matter who suits up and will go for their fifth straight win Saturday versus the Boston Celtics at the United Center. With guard and former NBA MVP Derrick Rose hampered with two sprained ankles, the Bulls havent missed a beat and recorded a 118-115 victory in Philadelphia Friday night. Mike Dunleavy scored 27 points and Jimmy Butler added 23, while Pau Gasol ended with 17 and 12 rebounds. Our guys did a good job of recognizing he was going well, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Dunleavy, who was 9-of-15 from the floor and sank five of his eight 3-point shots. Kirk Hinrich ran the point and chipped in 13 points and seven assists for the Bulls, who shot 51.3 percent and made 12-of-24 3-pointers. The Bulls reached 100 points for the fourth time this season and are sixth in the league with 104.8 ppg. Bulls guard Aaron Brooks left the game with an ankle issue and had 10 points in a reserve role. He is questionable versus the Celtics. Rose, meanwhile, is still considered day-to-day. Well see (Saturday), Thibodeau said. Well see where he is. If he can go, I think he has to go. If he cant, then he doesnt. Its really that simple. Its the only way hes going to shake the rust off is getting out there and playing. The Bulls have proven they can win without Rose, who has played three games this season, averaging 15.3 ppg. Boston ended a three-game slide with Fridays 101-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden, as Jared Sullinger led the way with 17 points and Jeff Green conntributed 15 and seven rebounds.dddddddddddd Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Celtics, who hit 45.9 percent of their shots and lost rookie guard Marcus Smart to an ankle injury. Smart played 15 minutes and had three points before being carted off the floor. X-rays on Smarts ankle were negative. Smart, the sixth overall pick in the 2014 draft, drove the lane early in the fourth and was fouled by A.J. Price as the two got tangled up. Smart rolled his ankle on Lavoy Allens shoe before getting fouled, and immediately grabbed at his lower left leg in pain. Were hoping its a sprain, but we dont know that. So obviously a great deal of concern for him, No. 1, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. And hopefully he can get back sooner rather than later because hes really playing great basketball, and Im sure its really disappointing to be out five games into your rookie year, even if just for a little bit of time. Thats what we hope it is. Smart is averaging 6.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. The Celtics, who are third in the NBA with 106.4 ppg and 29th in opponents scoring (107.0 ppg), will return home for three games after their trip to the Windy City. Guard Rajon Rondo (hand) is expected to miss Saturdays game in Chicago and is averaging 9.0 points and an NBA-best 11.2 assists. Chicago won all three meetings with Boston last season and is 10-3 in the past 13 games in this series. The Celtics are winless in three straight appearances at the United Center and 5-15 over the last 20 games there. ' ' '