Cubs vs. Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium
TV: WGN Wednesday; Comcast SportsNet Thursday
Radio: WGN 720-AM
Pitching matchups: The Cubs' Ryan Dempster (2-4) vs. Chris Volstad (2-2) Wednesday; Casey Coleman (1-3) vs. Anibal Sanchez (3-1 Thursday. Both games 6:10 p.m.
At a glance: The Cubs were 4-2 against the Marlins last year, 3-0 at Florida. First baseman Gaby Sanchez entered Tuesday the offensive leader for the Marlins in batting average (.329), on-base percentage (.411) and hits (50). Mike Stanton had 8 homers. The Marlins were getting it done with pitching. They ranked fourth in the NL in ERA, at 3.38. The Cubs were 15th, at 4.68. Florida entered Tuesday second in the NL East, 1½ games behind the Phillies.
Next: Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Friday-Sunday
-- Bruce Miles