The Fish were back in action on a chilly Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, going for the series win against the Cubs.
Ricky Nolasco made the start for the Marlins, and after the offense had scored him a total of one run in his previous two starts, they decided to make up for it with a little game of long ball against Randy Wells.
Cody Ross hit a two run shot to left field in the second, and Gaby Sanchez followed with a solo shot of his own in the top of the third. It was the first time in eleven games that the Fish actually scored first, and Florida had a 3-0 lead after three innings.
The Marlins didn't score another run against Wells, who lasted eight innings and gave up three runs on four hits, and struck out eight. They wouldn't need to, though, as Ricky held the Cubs to just one run on five hits through seven innings.
In the sixth, the Cubs scored against Ricky when Kosuke Fukudome singled and scored on Derrek Lee's RBI double.
Chris Leroux tossed the eighth inning and ran into some trouble when he issued a lead-off walk to Fukudome, and a single to Ryan Theriot. Fukudome scored on a sac fly, and double from Derrek Lee put two in scoring position with two out, but Leroux struck out Aramis Ramirez to escape the inning with the Fish still holding on to a one-run lead.
Leo Nunez sat the Cubbies down 1-2-3 in a perfect ninth inning for his seventh save (and second in two days), and for the first time all season, the Fish have the chance to sweep a series.