National League Game Summary - Chicago at Philadelphia|
(Monday, April 30th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 6, Chicago 4
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Placido Polanco hit a two-out, two-run
double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to
a 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a four-game set at Citizens
The Cubs had erased a four-run deficit, tying the game on Bryan LaHair's two-
run homer off Chad Qualls (1-0) in the top of the eighth. But Philadelphia
quickly responded against the Chicago bullpen.
Scott Maine (0-1) hit pinch-hitter Juan Pierre with one out. After Freddy
Galvis popped out in foul territory, Rafael Dolis took over on the mound and
gave up a single to Jimmy Rollins before Polanco drove a 2-0 pitch to left
Jonathan Papelbon pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth to earn his
eighth save of the season and secure a series split for the Phillies.
"Those wins are awesome. They can be momentum wins that turn everything around
and get us going strong," said Phillies second baseman Pete Orr.
Philadelphia starter Vance Worley pitched in and out of trouble while limiting
the Cubs to one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings.
Chris Volstad started for Chicago and settled down after a rough first inning
in which the Phillies put up a four-spot.
The Phillies mustered five singles against the right-hander in the home first.
Hunter Pence plated Rollins, who led off by bunting for a hit, and scored
along with Shane Victorino on Carlos Ruiz's ground ball to right field. Laynce
Nix worked a two-out walk in front of Ruiz to load the bases and came home on
Orr's base hit.
Volstad allowed only three more hits through his six frames of work.
"I was happy with my last five innings," Volstad said. "I felt like I put the
team in a hole in the first (inning), then kept us in the game."
Chicago had chances to cut its deficit, placing two men in scoring position in
the fourth and fifth innings. Each time, however, Worley escaped unscathed by
getting Alfonso Soriano and David DeJesus to fly out.
The Cubs threatened again in the seventh, loading the bases with no outs. But
they scored only one run when Geovany Soto grounded into a double play.
Antonio Bastardo replaced Worley to begin the eighth and issued a one-out walk
to Tony Campana, who stole second after Qualls entered the game and scored on
a single by Starlin Castro. LaHair followed with a blast to right-center
The last time the Phillies (11-12) had a sub-.500 April was in 2007, when they
went 11-14 in the month...LaHair has reached base safely in 19 straight
games and has hit five of the Cubs' nine home runs this season...Volstad has
gone 0-8 in 16 starts since his last victory on July 10, 2011...The Phillies
have never lost a series to the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park, going 7-0-2...The
Cubs haven't won consecutive games in Philadelphia in a single season since
April 6-7, 2001.
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