Philadelphia 6, Chi. Cubs 4

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 45397

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 8 1
Philadelphia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 8-15 5-8 3-7 L1
Philadelphia 11-12 5-5 6-7 W1

Recap

Phillies 6, Cubs 4: Placido Polanco snapped a tie with a two-run double in the eighth inning as Philadelphia gained a split of its four-game home series against Chicago.

Carlos Ruiz drove in two runs and Jimmy Rollins scored twice for the Phillies, who have yet to lose a series to the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park (7-0-2).

After Chad Qualls (1-0) blew a lead in the top of the eighth, Philadelphia got it right back in the bottom half. Pinch-hitter Juan Pierre was hit by a pitch from Scott Maine (0-1) with one out and went to third on Rollins' single off Rafael Dolis before Polanco plated both with a double to left.

Jonathan Papelbon worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his eighth save in as many opportunities.

The Phillies took a 4-0 lead in the first as Rollins led off by bunting for a hit and scored three batters later on Hunter Pence's single. Ruiz delivered a two-run single later in the frame and Pete Orr capped the outburst with a run-scoring base hit.

The Cubs loaded the bases against Vance Worley in the seventh but managed just one run. However, they got even against Philadelphia's bullpen an inning later as Qualls relieved Antonio Bastardo and yielded an RBI single by Starlin Castro before serving up a game-tying, two-run homer by Bryan LaHair.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Philadelphia had more than twice as many hits in the first inning than it registered in Sunday's 5-1 loss (two). ... Cubs starter Chris Volstad is 0-8 with eight no-decisions since defeating Houston on July 10 while with Florida. ... LaHair has hit five of Chicago's league-worst nine home runs this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Philadelphia
Chris Volstad Player Vance Worley
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 5
6.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Philadelphia
Bryan LaHair Player Pete Orr
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 8 1 13 .242 14 6 3 4 1 1
Philadelphia 11 0 12 .324 14 5 6 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Cubs have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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