Chi. Cubs 5, Philadelphia 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 45550

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 8 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 8-14 5-8 3-6 W1
Philadelphia 10-12 4-5 6-7 L1

Recap


Cubs 5, Phillies 1: Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings and Joe Mather hit his first home run of the season as Chicago topped Philadelphia for a rare road victory.

Bryan LaHair recorded three hits and scored twice while Starlin Castro had two RBIs for the Cubs, who had lost six of seven away from home.

Garza (2-1) yielded a leadoff single by Jimmy Rollins in the first inning before retiring 19 in a row. The streak was snapped when he issued a one-out walk to Juan Pierre in the seventh.

Garza, who fanned the side in the third, finished with a season-high 10 strikeouts.

LaHair led off the second with a ground-rule double and scored later in the frame on Ian Stewart's groundout for a 1-0 lead. Tony Campana began the third with a single and crossed the plate on Castro's sacrifice fly two batters later, doubling the advantage.

Mather belted a solo shot off Kyle Kendrick (0-2) with two outs in the fourth and the Cubs added two in the eighth to seal the win.

Kendrick lasted six innings in his second start of the season, allowing three runs - two earned - and five hits with seven strikeouts.

Ty Wigginton drew a bases-loaded walk from Carlos Marmol with two outs in the ninth, plating Philadelphia's lone run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mather's homer was just his second since hitting eight as a rookie with St. Louis in 2008. ... Garza improved to 2-1 lifetime against Philadelphia with 26 strikeouts and three earned runs allowed in 28 innings. ... Wigginton went 0-for-3, ending his 13-game hitting streak. ... LaHair, Campana and Jeff Baker combined for seven of Chicago's eight hits. ... Philadelphia has registered eight hits over the last two games after collecting eight in Friday's series opener.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Philadelphia
Matt Garza Player Kyle Kendrick
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
10 Strikeouts 7
1 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Philadelphia
Bryan LaHair Player Jimmy Rollins
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 1
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 8 1 14 .242 9 10 5 1 2 0
Philadelphia 2 0 2 .071 8 10 1 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Phillies have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Cubs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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