National League Game Summary - Chicago at Philadelphia|
(Sunday, April 29th)
Final Score: Chicago 5, Philadelphia 1
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Starlin Castro drove in two runs and Matt
Garza was nearly flawless on the mound over seven innings, as the Chicago Cubs
beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1, in the third installment of a four-game
set at Citizens Bank Park.
Garza (2-1) gave up a single to the first batter he faced and didn't allow
another base runner until issuing a one-out walk in the seventh. The right-
hander recorded 10 strikeouts, including the 800th of his career.
"I just stuck to my game plan of keeping them off balance and just tried to
induce weak ground balls and weak pop ups," said Garza.
Rafael Dolis succeeded Garza and tossed a 1-2-3 eighth before being replaced
by Carlos Marmol, who gave up a single and walked three in the ninth,
including Ty Wigginton with the bases loaded. Shane Victorino grounded out to
end the game.
Bryan LaHair had three hits, including two doubles, and scored twice for the
Cubs, who have won four of their last six games.
Kyle Kendrick (0-2) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and a
walk in six frames for Philadelphia, which has dropped five of eight.
The Cubs scored a scored a run in three consecutive innings.
Ian Stewart produced a run-scoring groundout after LaHair and Jeff Baker hit
back-to-back doubles to open the second.
Tony Campana singled leading off the third and a botched pickoff attempt
allowed him to advance to second. Campana then moved to third on Darwin
Barney's 4-3 grounder before racing home to beat Brian Schneider's tag on
Castro's sacrifice fly to right field.
Joe Mather homered to left field with two outs in the fourth for a 3-0 Chicago
Chicago tacked on two runs in the eighth as Campana scored on Castro's
ground ball to second and Baker plated LaHair with a single.
"You're gonna hit a stretch like this where you're going to have to answer
questions about not scoring runs," said Phillies outfielder Juan Pierre.
"Every team I've been on, these questions are nothing new. I think a lot of
guys have been through it enough where you just can't panic."
Kendrick made his 100th career start and tied his career high with seven
strikeouts...LaHair has reached base safely in a team-high 18 straight
games...Wigginton went 0-for-3 to snap his hitting streak at 13 games.
04/30 02:33:44 ET