1) Hard to tell who looked more relieved after tonight's 5-2 victory over the Cubs -- Ozzie Guillen or Heath Bell. Both had plenty of reason to feel good about the outcome. Guillen returned after his five-game suspension while Bell -- after a dismal beginning to his Marlins career -- posted his first save with a 1-2-3 ninth.
"It felt good to kind of show the boys why Jeffrey (Loria) brought me here, plain and simple," Bell said. "I told you I was fixed and, plain and simple, I'm fixed. It's fixed. It's done with. It was like a huge weight off my back, I'll be honest."
Bell said that as he was warming up in the bullpen to pitch the ninth, he could hear fans in The Clevelander on the other side of the bullpen wall telling him "don't blow this one."
"I think they like me now," Bell said. "I can go there (now). I couldn't go there a couple of days ago."
As for Guillen:
"I spent three hours of my life where I wanted to be. Every time I step inside the dugout or put on a baseball uniform, that's Ozzie Guillen. That's what I want. That's what I know the best. Thank God this day is over."
2) The Marlins turned four double plays, a feat they last accomplished on Aug. 29, 2006.
3) Steve Cishek made his 8th scoreless appearance out of the bullpen this season.