The Chicago Cubs (7-14) could not overcome a rough fourth inning as they fell 5-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies (10-11). The Cubs starter, RHP Randy Wells (L, 0-1), exited in the fourth inning after allowing a double to RF Hunter Pence, a walk to 1B Jim Tome, a walk to LF Laynce Nix, a walk to P Joe Blanton, and then a two-run double to SS Jimmy Rollins.
Wells, starting in place of the injured RHP Ryan Dempster, finished with an altogether rough line: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 4 BB and only 3 K. Meanwhile, Blanton (W, 2-3), stifled the Cubs offense as he pitched 7.1 innings while striking out 8 batters and walking none. 1B Bryan LaHair had the team's only extra base hit, hitting an RBI double in the first inning.
The Cubs will be back in action on Sunday at 12:35 p.m. CDT for the third game of the four game series against the Phillies.
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