Jimmy Rollins belted home runs from each side of the plate and Vance Worley turned in another fantastic performance as the Phillies routed the Cubs 9-1 at Wrigley Field to win their second straight series since the All Star Break.
With the heat index reaching triple digits, Worley came up the best performance of his young career throwing eight innings of 4-hit, one run ball striking out seven. He was really only in trouble once with the bases loaded with none out in the seventh, but he induced two straight ground balls to escape the inning with just a run. The 8 innings were a career high.
A lot of Phillies had good days at the plate, but none were better than Jimmy Rollins who was 3-5 with four runs scored, three RBI and two home runs. It was the 7th multi HR game of Jimmy’s career and his first of the season. It was also only the 4th time in Phils history that a guy hit a home run from both sides of the plate, it was second time for the switch hitting Rollins.
Cubs pitching was pretty bad all day. The Phillies had at least one baserunner in every inning save the fifth and scored in six of them. Starter Ryan Dempster lasted only three innings and gave up six runs.
The Phils get a day off tomorrow before heading home to kick off a 10 game home stand with a weekend series against the last place San Diego Padres.