Floyd Homers Marlins to .500 Record
Cliff Floyd hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the bottom of the 10th to give the Marlins an 8-7 victory over the Cubs, sweeping the series, and elevating the Fish to .500 (38 wins, 38 losses). The Marlins jumped to an early 3-0 lead on a Derrek Lee walk with the bases loaded and a Dave Berg 2-RBI single. But the Cubs responded with 5 runs off starter Ryan Dempster, who struggled today, despite striking out 8 in 7 innings. In the Bottom of the 7th, Mark Smith and Derrek Lee each hit 2-run home runs, giving the Marlins a 7-5 lead. But once a gain the Cubs countered, evening the score at 7-7. But in the bottom of the 10th, Floyd homered, giving the Marlins a 3-game sweep of the Cubs.