MIAMI -- Garrett Jones slugged a three-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Miami Marlins to a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
The Marlins (36-34) tied their series with the Cubs (29-40) at one game each. The series finale is set for Wednesday.
Miami's winning rally started with a bunt single by shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who tied a career high with four hits, including three against Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. One out later, third baseman Casey McGehee drew a walk.
That brought up Jones, who pulled a low fastball from reliever Brian Schlitter for his ninth homer of the season. The ball barely left the yard, bouncing off the top of the fence in right field. That gave the Marlins a 6-4 lead.
Chicago had taken a 4-3 lead in the seventh on a run-scoring double by third baseman Luis Valbuena.
Pinch-hitter and former Marlin Chris Coghlan started the rally with a one-out single off Miami rookie starter Anthony DeSclafani. Valbuena then pulled his double down the right-field line off of rookie reliever Sam Dyson (1-0), who ended up winning his first game in the big leagues.
Steve Cishek allowed one run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by ex-Marlin left fielder Justin Ruggiano but held on for his 16th save.
Miami opened the scoring in the first inning. Second baseman Rafael Furcal led off with a single, and Hechavarria, who normally bats seventh but was elevated to second because of his past success against Samardzija, also singled.
Furcal eventually scored on a groundout by McGehee, but only after shortstop Starlin Castro's relay throw for an attempted double play sailed wide of first base.
Chicago took a 2-1 lead in the second on a two-run homer to left by center fielder Junior Lake, who pulled an inside fastball for his ninth long ball of the season.
The Cubs added a third run later in that inning on a Samardzija sacrifice fly. The run was set up when second baseman Darwin Barney and catcher Eli Whiteside both singled and then executed a double steal.
Miami tied the score 3-3 in the fourth on a two-out, two-run single by Furcal.
NOTES: Marlins RHP Nathan Eovaldi, who was gone from the team for three days for his son's birth, will start Wednesday against Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta. ... Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal returned to the lineup after a day off to rest a swollen knee. ... Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia caught eight innings in a minor league rehab game Monday night, and Marlins Manager Mike Redmond said he might join the team this weekend. ... Redmond said RF Giancarlo Stanton's homer on Monday was "the hardest ball I've ever seen hit." ... 3B Casey McGehee is playing despite a thumb injury. ... After seven shutout innings by its bullpen Monday, Chicago's relievers rank fourth in the NL this season with a 3.01 ERA. Last year at this point in the season, Chicago's bullpen had a 4.26 ERA. ... Since 2011, no MLB shortstop has more hits than Chicago's Starlin Castro.