In Ozzie Guillen's return to the club, and first game at Marlins park since his controversial comments about Fidel Castro, the Florida Marlins defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2. The Fish clinched the win with some late-inning heroics from Hanley Ramirez, who belted a three-run homer to break up a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 8th. The Ramirez homer off Rafael Dolls was smoked to left, which gave way to Heath Bell who slammed the door in the top of the 9th for first save in a Marlins uniform.
The Marlins got seven solid innings from ace Josh Johnson, who was not at his best but still held the Cubs to only two runs. Johnson walked three and struck out three, but he ate up the innings needed for Guillen's club. Ryan Dempster was effective all night for Chicago, striking out eight but the Cubs never put together a rally on offense, and the Marlins capitalized in the 8th.
Miami improved to 3-2 at their new ballpark, and they'll look to clinch the series on Wednesday with Mark Buerhle taking the mound and looking for his first win of the season.
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