Philadelphia 9, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 38678

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 9 12 1
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 19-19 9-9 10-10 W4
Chi. Cubs 15-22 9-11 6-11 L2

Recap


Phillies 9, Cubs 2: Carlos Ruiz homered in the top of the eighth inning and Philadelphia tacked on six runs in the ninth to pull away for its fourth consecutive victory.

Ruiz, who had scored the Phillies’ first run of the night on a second-inning RBI double by Freddy Galvis, provided the decisive hit when he took a 1-1 pitch from Shawn Camp (2-2) over the left-field wall with one out in the eighth.

The visitors broke it open in the ninth inning when Ty Wigginton singled in a pair of runs and pinch hitter Hector Luna delivered the final blow with a two-out grand slam.

Jose Contreras (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the victory in relief. Antonio Bastardo struck out two of the three hitters he faced in the eighth to hold the lead while the outcome was still in doubt.

Just one day after finally hitting his first home run of the season, Alfonso Soriano gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning with a two-run shot to left against Philadelphia starter Kyle Kendrick. Shane Victorino plated Kendrick with an infield single in the fifth to tie the game.

Kendrick went six innings, allowing two runs on just three hits. He struck out four without a walk.

Cubs starter Matt Garza gave up two runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out two and walking one.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: The grand slam by Luna came in his first at-bat of the season. ... Phillies 3B Placido Polanco exited the game in the seventh inning with a left knee contusion. ... Kendrick has a 2.12 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP over his last three starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Chi. Cubs
Kyle Kendrick Player Matt Garza
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.2
4 Strikeouts 2
3 Hits 8
1.50 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Philadelphia   Chi. Cubs
Juan Pierre Player Alfonso Soriano
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 4
.667 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 12 2 21 .316 20 6 9 4 3 1
Chi. Cubs 3 1 7 .103 4 9 2 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Cubs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Phillies have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .526 after a loss.
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