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Miami at Chicago

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Miami (44-46) «0003501009121
Chi. Cubs (36-53)0000110305131

Marlins 9, Cubs 5

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CHICAGO -- As much as he hates Wrigley Field, Ozzie Guillen had to enjoy this one.

Carlos Lee hit a grand slam and the Miami Marlins beat the Cubs 9-5 on Tuesday night, giving Guillen a victory in his first game back managing in Chicago.

Lee's slam against Travis Wood highlighted a five-run fifth and tied him with Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams for seventh on baseball's career list with 17.

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Omar Infante also hit a home run and had three hits, giving him 17 in 36 at-bats at Wrigley Field. Hanley Ramirez also went deep in the game to back a strong start by Anibal Sanchez (5-6), and the Marlins won their second straight after dropping four of five.

"Little by little, hopefully we start getting better," Guillen said. "We got big hits. Carlos has been taking over in RBI situations, doing a tremendous job going after it and bringing those guys in. We're going to need more than that."

Overall, though, he liked what he saw in his first game in Chicago since a messy split with the White Sox at the end of last season. He led the South Siders to a 678-617 record that included a championship in 2005, their first since 1917, but his tenure ended after his relationship with general manager Ken Williams disintegrated.

On Tuesday, he heard plenty of boos. Hardly a surprise, given he was on the North Side and visiting the old ballpark that he has blasted as a rat-infested dump.

He said his wife was booing him.

"I asked why and she said she didn't want them to know she was my wife because she'd be killed in the stands," Guillen said. "I respect them. That's fine."

The Cubs simply couldn't strike the big blow, stranding 10 runners, and took the loss after winning 12 of 16. It didn't help, either, that Wood (4-4) unraveled after winning his previous four starts. The left-hander lasted only 4 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits and eight runs.

Miami scored three against him in the fourth, with Infante's two-run drive to left capping that rally. They then chased him during a five-run fifth, the big blow coming when Lee drove the first pitch to the left-field seats after Sanchez, Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio all singled to start the inning.

The slam was Lee's first since July 25, 2011, with Houston. It was also his first home run since the Marlins acquired him from the Astros on July 4.

"You go out there and try to hit home runs, you're going to fail 90 percent of the time, and I know it," Lee said.

Wood simply shrugged off that blow, saying, "Lee hit a good pitch. It was down and in. He just dropped the barrel."

Wood left after giving up a one-out double to Ramirez and retiring Austin Kearns on a fly. Rafael Dolis came in and gave up back-to-back singles to Infante and John Buck that made it 8-0.

That was plenty for Sanchez, who allowed nine hits but only two runs (one earned) over seven innings while striking out seven and walking two. He gave up a solo home run to Jeff Baker in the fifth. The Cubs got another run in the sixth when Geovany Soto doubled and came around after Ramirez let Joe Mather's grounder to third go under his glove.

Ramirez made up for it in the seventh with a solo shot that made it 9-2, his second hit of the game.

"We played a great game," Lee said. "Anibal pitched a great game. We got on base, we got some key hits. That's the name of the game."

Notes

When fans booed him during a pitching change in the eighth, Guillen responded by pointing toward his ring finger on his left hand -- the one where he would wear his championship ring. ... The Marlins' Carlos Zambrano, who had his issues when he pitched for the Cubs, said he got a warm welcome when he visited the city about two weeks ago. Miami was visiting Milwaukee and he went to check on his Chicago house. "People in the street were very appreciative of me. ... They say, 'Too bad that you left. We miss you Z.' I appreciate that. But there are some people that don't like me. There's nothing I can do about it." Zambrano is not scheduled to start in this series. ... Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he doesn't foresee an innings limit on first-year starter Jeff Samardzija. The 27-year-old right-hander is 6-8 with a 4.71 ERA in 17 starts and is on pace for about 186. His career high in the minors was 141 2/3 in 2007. His previous high in the majors was 88 innings as a reliever in 2011. Samardzija starts for the Cubs on Wednesday against Josh Johnson (5-6, 4.28).

 
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Players of the Game
Miami

C. Lee
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
Chicago

J. Baker
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS4110100 .264
    Chad Gaudin, P0000000 .000
    Randy Choate, P0000000 .000
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
Emilio Bonifacio, CF5110032 .267
Carlos Lee, 1B4224102 .287
Justin Ruggiano, RF4000100 .368
Hanley Ramirez, 3B4221113 .249
Austin Kearns, LF5111002 .259
    Scott Cousins, LF0000000 .178
Omar Infante, 2B5133000 .284
John Buck, C5010022 .179
Anibal Sanchez, P3110022 .107
   a- Donovan Solano, PH-SS0000100 .300
Totals39912958  
a-walked for Sanchez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Hanley Ramirez (18, Wood)
HR - Carlos Lee (6, Wood), Hanley Ramirez (14, Asencio), Omar Infante (8, Wood)
RBI - Carlos Lee 4 (36), Hanley Ramirez (47), Austin Kearns (13), Omar Infante 3 (33)
2-OUT RBI - Austin Kearns (2), Omar Infante 3 (12)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Infante-Reyes-Lee, Lee-Solano-Choate
E - Hanley Ramirez (8, Misplayed grounder)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Anibal Sanchez (W,5-6) 7921271 3.95
Chad Gaudin0333100 5.31
Randy Choate 1100010 2.19
Heath Bell 1000000 6.21
WP - Chad Gaudin (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Anibal Sanchez 105-76, Chad Gaudin 16-8, Randy Choate 12-8, Heath Bell 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anibal Sanchez 3-11, Randy Choate 1-0, Heath Bell 1-2
Batters Faced - Anibal Sanchez 32, Chad Gaudin 4, Randy Choate 3, Heath Bell 3
Chicago Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
David DeJesus, CF4020114 .267
Starlin Castro, SS5020012 .285
Anthony Rizzo, 1B5020003 .359
Alfonso Soriano, LF5000013 .271
Bryan LaHair, RF5010031 .280
Geovany Soto, C4210112 .191
Darwin Barney, 2B2000002 .262
    Rafael Dolis, P0000000 .000
   a- Joe Mather, PH1000000 .231
    Jairo Asencio, P0000000 .000
   b- Steve Clevenger, PH-3B1110000 .268
Luis Valbuena, 3B-2B4122000 .237
Travis Wood, P1000010 .263
    Jeff Baker, 2B2122100 .278
    Scott Maine, P0000000 .000
Totals39513438  
a-grounded out for Dolis in the 6th
b-singled for Asencio in the 8th
Batting
2B - David DeJesus (16, Sanchez), Geovany Soto (5, Sanchez), Luis Valbuena (8, Gaudin)
HR - Jeff Baker (4, Sanchez)
RBI - Luis Valbuena 2 (17), Jeff Baker 2 (17)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
E - Bryan LaHair (5, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Travis Wood (L,4-4) 4.2888262 3.92
Rafael Dolis 1.1200010 6.43
Jairo Asencio 2111211 4.91
Scott Maine 1100100 5.87
Pitches-Strikes - Travis Wood 93-58, Rafael Dolis 23-16, Jairo Asencio 32-17, Scott Maine 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Travis Wood 1-7, Rafael Dolis 1-2, Jairo Asencio 3-2
Batters Faced - Travis Wood 24, Rafael Dolis 6, Jairo Asencio 9, Scott Maine 5
Game Information
Attendance - 34397
Game Time - 3:06
Temperature - 94
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Al Porter