Philadelphia Baseball Review - Phillies News, Rumors and Analysis
PBR- After scoring four runs in the fourth, the Phillies tied their series with the Cubs at one. Behind a strong pitching performance by starter Joe Blanton, Philadelphia finally found offense.

Carlos Ruiz and Jimmy Rollins fueled the rally in the fourth, with each driving in two runs. For the Cubs, shortstop Starlin Castro led the offensive charge by scoring a run and driving in a run.

But for the Phillies, it was the Chooch Show. Ruiz scored two runs on two hits and drove in three. Ruiz's bat paired with Blanton's seven and a third innings of two-run baseball pushed the Phillies past the Cubs.

Jonathan Paplebon shut the door with his seventh save.

Chicago starter Randy Wells lasted only three and two thirds inning, giving up four runs and picking up the loss.

Tomorrow the Phillies will take on the Cubs again, with Kyle Kendrick taking the mound against Matt Garza. Kendrick is looking to bounce back from a tough last outing against Arizona.

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