Philadelphia 8, Chi. Cubs 7

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Victor Carapazza,
Attendance - 37986

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 8 14 0
Chi. Cubs 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 7 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 20-19 9-9 11-10 W5
Chi. Cubs 15-23 9-12 6-11 L3

Recap


Phillies 8, Cubs 7
: Roy Halladay pitched eight solid innings and Carlos Ruiz went 4-for-5 with three runs batted in as Philadelphia held on for its season-best fifth straight victory.

Halladay (4-3) scattered seven hits and struck out four without a walk, throwing 99 pitches. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a pair of runs.

The Cubs staged a two-out rally in the ninth against relievers Jacob Diekman and Jonathan Papelbon, getting a three-run double from Welington Castillo and an RBI single from Darwin Barney before Papelbon got Reed Johnson on a game-ending groundout to third.

The Phillies took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning against Chris Volstad (0-6). Hunter Pence followed Shane Victorino’s RBI groundout with a two-run single to center field.

Ruiz, who had an RBI base hit in the first inning, added another in the fifth to make it 5-1, and he plated Pence with a double during Philadelphia’s three-run eighth after two runs scored on a throwing error by Cubs reliever Blake Parker.

Starlin Castro drove in the first two Chicago runs, one on a sacrifice fly in the first inning and the other on a home run in the seventh. Castillo added a solo homer in the eighth.

Volstad lasted just two innings, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cubs are 0-8 this season when Volstad starts and 15-15 in all other games. ... Philadelphia had lost each of Halladay’s previous five starts, the longest such streak of his career. ... Ruiz is 7-for-8 with a walk in his last nine plate appearances ... Parker, who was making his major-league debut, allowed three runs in 1 2/3 innings, all unearned.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Chi. Cubs
Roy Halladay Player Chris Volstad
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 2.0
4 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 6
3.38 ERA 18.00
Hitting
Philadelphia   Chi. Cubs
Carlos Ruiz Player Welington Castillo
4 Hits 2
3 RBI 4
0 HR 1
5 TB 6
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 14 0 16 .341 25 7 6 5 2 0
Chi. Cubs 9 2 17 .290 9 4 7 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Cubs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Boston. The Phillies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .526 after a loss.
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