The Chicago Cubs staged a valiant comeback on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, but still couldn't overcome the Philadelphia Phillies, who handed the North Siders a 6-4 loss. The defeat drops Chicago to 8-15 on the season, while the Phillies improve to 11-12.
Philadelphia scored four runs in the first, but Chicago held the Phillies' offense scoreless for the next six innings. The Cubs got on the board with one run in the seventh inning and three runs in the eighth, keyed by a two-run homer from Bryan LaHair that tied the score at 4-4.
Philadelphia would regain the lead in the bottom half of the inning when second baseman Placido Polanco smashed a two-run double to make the score 6-4 Phillies.
Closer Jonathan Papelbon would enter and nail down the victory for Philadelphia. It was the eighth save of the year for the newly acquired Papelbon.
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