Miami, FL (Sports Network) - David DeJesus went 2-for-4 and his go-ahead RBI single in the seventh paved the way for a Chicago Cubs 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday at Marlins Park.
DeJesus scored a run earlier, while Luis Valbuena had two hits and plated a run for Chicago, which has won the first three of this four-game set. The Cubs will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon.
Travis Wood (2-1) struck out five over six stellar innings, yielding just two runs on three hits. In his previous two starts against the Marlins, he combined to surrender 15 runs on 16 hits in eight innings pitched.
Starlin Castro added a hit and made a spectacular play at short in the eighth to keep the lead intact. Kevin Gregg picked up his third save with a 1-2-3 ninth.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer of the season and Miguel Olivo added a solo shot as well for the Marlins, losers of eight of their last 10 games.
Alex Sanabia (2-3) was touched for three runs on six hits and two walks over 6 2/3 frames.