Philadelphia at Chicago

Chi. Cubs
W: J. Marquis (8-6) L: A. Eaton (9-7)
HR: PHI - P. Burrell (14)   CHC - None

July juggernaut Cubs close month with another victory

CBS wire reports

CHICAGO -- Jacque Jones knows his can trust his Cubs teammates to pick him up when he makes a mistake. On Tuesday night, he picked himself up.

Jones made up for a fielding gaffe with an RBI double in the sixth inning, leading Chicago to a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Chicago went 17-9 in July to close on the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers.

Pat Burrell homered for the injury-depleted Phillies, who lost for just the second time in 11 games.

Leading 3-2 in the sixth inning, Phillies starter Adam Eaton (9-7) gave up back-to-back singles to Cliff Floyd and Mark DeRosa. Jones followed with a double down the line in left. Floyd easily scored from second, and DeRosa was held up at third but went home after Burrell bobbled the ball. DeRosa slid around catcher Chris Coste's tag to give the Cubs the lead.

"Guys are stepping up and picking other guys up. We're playing real good right now," said Jones. "When you're going for first place, you've got to do things like that."

After a sacrifice bunt by Jason Kendall, pinch-hitter Mike Fontenot drove in Jones with a single to make it 5-3.

Cubs starter Jason Marquis (8-6) pitched six innings, allowing three runs and eight hits. He struck out four and walked three.

Kendall gave the Cubs some insurance with a two-run single with the bases loaded off Phillies reliever Geoff Geary in the seventh inning, giving the Cubs a 7-3 lead.

During spring training, Cubs manager Lou Piniella said the Cubs needed "Cubby Swagger." Jones said the Cubs are playing with a sense of confidence.

"I don't know about a swagger, but there's a lot of excitement in here. There's a lot of guys who really don't think we're supposed lose," said Jones.

With the Phillies trailing 2-1 in the fifth and a runner on first, Jones didn't see the ball off Tadahito Iguchi's bat. The ball bounced a few feet behind Jones and into the stands for a ground-rule double. Jimmy Rollins followed with an RBI-groundout to tie the game.

"He didn't misjudge the ball, he just didn't see it. You don't see it, there is nothing you can do about it," Piniella said.

Alfonso Soriano led off the first inning with a grounder to shortstop. Rollins fielded it deep in the hole, but didn't have enough on the throw to get Soriano at first. Ryan Theriot followed with a bunt. Eaton slipped on the grass when fielding the ball, then threw off his back foot to first. The throw was off line and it went down the right-field line.

"We didn't play too good. We made three errors. Left 11 on base and couldn't get the big hit," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

Soriano went into third and Theriot advanced to second on the error. Soriano scored on Derrek Lee's groundout, then Aramis Ramirez ripped Eaton's pitch off the wall in left for a double, scoring Theriot to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead.

Chris Roberson was 4-for-4, including an RBI single in the second inning.

Eaton pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed five runs, four earned, and eight hits. He had two strikeouts and walked two.

"I just kind of got in my way a little bit in the first and sixth innings," said Eaton.


  • OF Jayson Werth will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday to fill the vacant spot on the Philadelphia roster.
  • The Phillies acquired reliever Julio Mateo from Seattle, adding bullpen depth shortly before Tuesday's deadline for making trades without waivers.
  • Before the game, the Phillies acquired right-handed pitcher Gary Knotts from the Newark Bears.
  • The last time the Cubs won 17 games in July was in 2000.
  • Cubs reliever Kerry Wood pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for Double-A Tennessee in a rehab assignment. He struck out one and walked one.
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Jacque Jones can't locate this fly in the fifth, but he makes up for it with a sixth-inning RBI double.  (AP)
Jacque Jones can't locate this fly in the fifth, but he makes up for it with a sixth-inning RBI double. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Kendall
AB 3
R 0
H 1
HR 0

C. Roberson
AB 4
R 0
H 4
HR 0

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Philadelphia Phillies
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Tadahito Iguchi, 2B3020210 .259
Jimmy Rollins, SS5011010 .296
Ryan Howard, 1B4010124 .272
Aaron Rowand, CF5000015 .325
Pat Burrell, LF4221010 .260
Chris Coste, C4010010 .340
Chris Roberson, RF40410001.000
Adam Eaton, P3000023 .229
    Geoff Geary, P0000000 .000
   a- Abraham Nunez, PH1000011 .247
    Jose Mesa, P0000000 .000
a-struck out for Geary in the 8th
2B - Tadahito Iguchi (19, Marquis), Jimmy Rollins (26, Howry)
HR - Pat Burrell (14, Marquis)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (65), Pat Burrell (54), Chris Roberson (1)
SB - Tadahito Iguchi (10, 2nd base off Marquis/Kendall), Chris Roberson (1, 2nd base off Marquis/Kendall)
Team LOB - 11
DP - Rollins
E - Pat Burrell (6, Misplayed grounder), Greg Dobbs (5, Throwing), Adam Eaton (1, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
Adam Eaton (L,9-7) 5.1854220 5.87
Geoff Geary 1.2122330 5.53
Jose Mesa 1100000 6.15
IBB - Floyd by Geoff Geary
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Eaton 87-52, Geoff Geary 34-18, Jose Mesa 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Eaton 8-7, Geoff Geary 1-1
Batters Faced - Adam Eaton 27, Geoff Geary 9, Jose Mesa 3
Chicago Cubs
Alfonso Soriano, LF5120021 .296
Ryan Theriot, SS3110101 .283
Derrek Lee, 1B4101104 .324
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4011003 .319
Cliff Floyd, RF3110101 .294
    Angel Pagan, PR-RF0100000 .277
Mark DeRosa, 2B2110200 .289
Jacque Jones, CF4111015 .242
Jason Kendall, C3012010 .226
Jason Marquis, P2010000 .167
   a- Mike Fontenot, PH1011000 .311
    Will Ohman, P0000000 .000
    Carlos Marmol, P1000012 .000
    Bob Howry, P0000000 .000
a-singled for Marquis in the 6th
2B - Aramis Ramirez (22, Eaton), Jacque Jones (17, Eaton)
SH - Ryan Theriot (8), Jason Kendall (3)
RBI - Derrek Lee (56), Aramis Ramirez (67), Jacque Jones (29), Jason Kendall 2 (25), Mike Fontenot (21)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Kendall 2 (11)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Ramirez-DeRosa-Lee
Chicago Cubs
Jason Marquis (W,8-6) 6833341 4.22
Will Ohman (H,12) 0.2100010 3.82
Carlos Marmol (H,10) 1.1100030 1.63
Bob Howry 1200020 4.18
IBB - Howard by Jason Marquis
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Marquis 103-65, Will Ohman 13-9, Carlos Marmol 23-17, Bob Howry 16-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Marquis 8-5, Will Ohman 1-0
Batters Faced - Jason Marquis 28, Will Ohman 3, Carlos Marmol 5, Bob Howry 5
Game Information
Attendance - 40495
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott