The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Monday night on the strength of a Placido Polanco two-run double in the eight inning to score Juan Pierre and Jimmy Rollins. Vance Worley pitched seven quality innings on the mound, giving up just five hits and one earned run.
The Phillies jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Hunter Pence, Carlos Ruiz and Pete Orr all batted in runs off singles. Cubs pitcher Chris Volstad gave up five hits in the inning, but settled down to give up just three over the next five scoreless innings.
Antonio Bastardo replaced Worley in the eighth inning and gave up a walk before yielding to Chad Qualls. Qualls promptly gave up three runs on the first two batters he faced. Starlin Castro hit a single to score Tony Campana, then Bryan LaHair hit a two-shot home run to tie the game at four runs apiece.
In the eighth inning, Pierre reached base after being hit by a pitch, and Rollins hit a single to put two men on. Polanco's went to deep left off of Rafael Dolis to put the Phillies up for good.
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|WP: Chad Qualls (1 - 0)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (8)
LP: Scott Maine (0 - 1)
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