Chicago Cubs defeat Florida Marlins, 13-3

MIAMI -- It's not the way he wanted to finish the season.

But as catcher Geovany Soto and the Cubs look ahead to 2011, few individual performances this season look as important as Soto's, even as he prepares for arthroscopic surgery to ''clean out'' a bothersome throwing shoulder.

''I worked so hard in the offseason trying to get in shape and trying to have the best season I could have,'' said Soto, whose .393 on-base percentage and .890 on-base-plus-slugging put him am...

MIAMI -- Even as the Cubs finished the best nine-game road trip in franchise history, the feel-good vibe was overshadowed by a freak injury that left another player hospitalized as the team headed home Sunday night from South Florida.

Rookie outfielder Tyler Colvin was in stable condition at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital after suffering a puncture wound that penetrated his chest cavity when he was struck by a broken bat head while running the bases in the second inn...