Miami, FL – Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning on Tuesday and the Marlins downed the Cubs, 5-2, in manager Ozzie Guillen's return to the dugout.
The game was played in Miami, a city and community which generally focused its ire on Guillen after he spoke favorably of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an interview with Time magazine. The club suspended its first-year manager five games as a result and the Marlins lost two in a row to the Phillies before taking 2-of-3 from the Astros over that span.
Josh Johnson allowed two runs in a seven-inning start on Tuesday, Steve Cishek (1-0) tossed a scoreless eighth for the win and Heath Bell picked up his first save of the season in the opener of this three-game series.
Alfonso Soriano and Bryan LaHair had an RBI apiece for the Cubs, losers of three straight. Ryan Dempster gave up two unearned runs in a six-inning start and Rafael Dolis (0-1) took the loss, giving up three runs -- two earned -- in the eighth.