The Phillies scored 4 runs in the bottom of the ninth but it wasn’t enough as the Cubs got the win 6-4.
The Cubs got on the board first with a Kris Bryant RBI double in the first. The Cubs added two more in the fourth with a Jason Heyward two run home run to make it 3-0. The Cubs added two more in the seventh with a Rizzo RBI single and Szczur sacrifice to make it 5-0. A Rizzo RBI single in the top of the ninth made it 6-0. That is when Philadelphia’s offense came alive. Galvis hit a three run home run in the bottom of the ninth to make it 6-3. Joseph added another home run to make it 6-4. The Phillies had the tying run at the plate in the form of pinch hitter Ryan Howard, however Howard grounded out to third to end the game.
Jon Lester got the win pitching 8 shut out innings, giving up 4 hits while striking out 9. Lester is now 7-3 on the season. Rondón got the save his 11th of the season. Morgan took the loss for Philadelphia. Morgan gave up 3 runs on 8 hits and struck out 5. The loss now makes Morgan 1-5 on the season.
The 3 game series continues tonight at 6:05.