The Chicago Cubs are trailing 5-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies after six innings on Thursday night at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Cubs starter Chris Volstad struggled badly early and the Cubs haven't been able to get much done against the Phillies' Roy Halladay.
Volstad was chased from the game after giving up four runs on six hits and three walks over just two innings. Casey Coleman has pitched well in relief, allowing just one run on four hits over four innings in Volstad's place, but the Cubs haven't been able to get much done on offense.
In the first inning, David DeJesus hit a double and ultimately scored on a sacrifice fly by Starlin Castro, but the Cubs haven't haven't scored since.
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