Hanley Ramirez was still sore after being hit by a pitch near his left knee on Saturday and wasn't in Sunday's lineup for the Marlins. Emilio Bonifacio is starting in his place at shortstop and batting second. Nick Johnson is batting in the third spot. Look for Ramirez to return to the lineup on Tuesday when the Marlins open a six-game road trip in Washington.
Pitcher Burke Badenhop was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore neck. The Marlins recalled right-handed pitcher Tim Wood from Triple A New Orleans. Sean West is the leading candidate to move into the fifth spot in the rotation. West could be called up from Double A Jacksonville later in the week and face Philadelphia on Saturday.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said that, with the season winding down and innings piling up, he would prefer to keep his five starters on a normal sequence rather than using the off days to skip one now and then. If he sticks with that plan, it would mean the Marlins would need 10 more starts from the fifth man in the rotation.
Gonzalez said that with Badenhop on the shelf, Brian Sanches would likely take over the long relief duties. Sanches delivered 3 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday.
Marlins: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Emilio Bonifacio, ss; 3. Nick Johnson, 1b; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. Jeremy Hermida, rf; 6. Dan Uggla, 2b; 7. Cody Ross, cf; 8. John Baker, c; 9. Ricky Nolasco, p.
Cubs: 1. Sam Fuld, cf; 2. Ryan Theriot, ss; 3. Derrek Lee, 1b; 4. Jake Fox, 3b; 5. Micah Hoffpauir, rf; 6. Alfonso Soriano, lf; 7. Mike Fontenot, 2b; 8. Koyie Hill, c; 9. Ryan Dempster, p.