Realmuto blast in extras lifts Phillies past Cubs

Jake Arrieta shines in return to Wrigley
J.T. Realmuto deposited a two-out, two-strike Kyle Ryan pitch into the leftfield seats in the 10th inning, lifting the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday night.

Jake Arrieta, who excelled in his time with the Cubs, pieced together a solid performance in his first time back at Wrigley, surrendering one run over six innings.

Arrieta received a standing ovation in the third inning when he came to the plate for his first at-bat.

"It felt great," Arrieta told reporters afterward (AP). "Kind of something that I experienced pretty much from Day 1 here with the fan base. Cubs fans all across the country, all across the world, they really respect and appreciate what guys are able to do here for them. It means a lot. It really does. I'll never forget this city, the fan base, the organization and everything that they did for me. It was 4 1/2 incredible years of my career."



The win marked the fourth straight for the Phillies.

Cesar Hernandez contributed a two-run triple in the win.

The two clubs will continue their four-game set tonight with Zach Eflin on the mound facing Jose Quintana.

Future Probables
Tuesday: Zach Eflin (5-4, 2.89) vs. Jose Quintana (4-3, 3.68)
Wednesday: Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.77) vs. Cole Hamels (4-0, 3.13)
Thursday: Aaron Nola (4-0, 4.47) vs. Jon Lester (3-2, 2.09)
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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