Jacque Jones drove in three runs, and Derrek Lee belted his 21st homer, but the Cubs could not catch the Marlins and fell in Florida for the second straight night. However, with a Brewers loss, the Cubs' magic number has diminished to three, and they remain two games ahead in the NL Central.
Miguel Cabrera set a new career high with his 34th homer and drove in three, while Jeremy Hermida hit a two-run single to lead Florida to a second straight win over first-place Chicago. Seven relievers turned in a noble effort for the Fish, who are 5-0 vs. the Cubs in '07 and 9-0 in the last nine meetings.
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