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Cubs rally in ninth, defeat Phillies in 11

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PHILADELPHIA -- A replay cost Tyler Colvin a go-ahead homer. An error allowed him to score the winning run.

Geovany Soto hit a tying homer off Ryan Madson with one out in the ninth and Colvin scored from second on third baseman Placido Polanco's throwing error in the 11th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in a game which had the start delayed over an hour by rain and ended early Friday morning.

Colvin's tiebreaking homer in the ninth was overturned by umpires after replays showed a fan wearing a Phillies T-shirt reached over the fence and interfered with the ball.

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But the Cubs still won their second straight after losing eight in a row.

"I agreed with the call," Colvin said. "I think they got it right."

Sean Marshall (3-0) pitched two scoreless innings. Carlos Marmol worked the 11th for his 12th save in 16 chances.

Colvin snapped an 0 for 34 slump with his hit off Madson, who had been 14 for 14 in save chances before allowing Soto's tying solo homer.

After Soto connected, Colvin hit a drive to right-center. The ball hit off a male fan's hands and bounced into the crowd. Colvin circled the bases, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel quickly came out to challenge the play. Umpires took several minutes to review it before ruling it a ground-rule double.

"I thought I saw somebody reach over the rail and I know the ball hit somebody," Manuel said. "I had nothing to lose by asking."

Strong winds and heavy rain stopped the game for 1 hour, 17 minutes in the bottom of the third. Neither starter returned when play resumed, and the teams used 12 relievers.

Chicago's bullpen tossed 8 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just four hits.

"What a night for our bullpen," Cubs manager Mike Quade said. "They did a great job. That was a real gutsy performance."

Colvin led off the 11th with a single off David Herndon (0-1). He advanced to second on a passed ball and stayed there until Darwin Barney hit a grounder to third with two outs. Polanco's throw bounced and first baseman Ryan Howard couldn't catch it cleanly. Colvin never stopped running and scored without a throw home.

"With two outs, you're thinking to keep running," Colvin said. "That was a real tough game. We battled."

The NL East-leading Phillies took a 3-0 lead when Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer off Randy Wells in the second. Wells gave up three runs and three hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick allowed two hits in three scoreless innings in his fourth start of the season. He's filling in for injured right-hander Joe Blanton.

Starting his first game since fouling a ball off his right knee last Saturday, Rollins put the Phillies ahead with his fourth homer. Raul Ibanez started the inning with a single. Dane Sardinha walked with one out. After Kendrick struck out trying to bunt, Rollins drove a 3-2 pitch into the right-field seats.

Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez saved at least one run with a diving grab on a grounder by Sardinha with the bases loaded to end the third.

Starlin Castro's RBI single in the sixth got Chicago within two. Barney walked with two outs and stole second base. Castro followed with a single to right off Danys Baez. Domonic Brown made a strong throw to the plate. But the ball took a tough hop and Sardinha dropped it or Castro likely would've been out by a few steps.

The Cubs cut it to 3-2 in the eighth on consecutive two-out doubles by Castro and Carlos Pena off Jose Contreras.


  • Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster had no problems with his right hip that nearly forced him to miss Wednesday's start and he's on track to make his next start.
  • A crowd of 44,906 was the 169th straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park, including postseason games.
  • The Phillies failed to score more than three runs for the eighth time in nine games.
  • Philadelphia is 32-1 when leading after eight innings.
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Carlos Marmol celebrates the final out, earning his 12th save in 16 chances this season. (AP)
Carlos Marmol celebrates the final out, earning his 12th save in 16 chances this season. (AP)

Players of the Game

G. Soto
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1

J. Rollins
AB 6
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Chicago Cubs
Kosuke Fukudome, RF5000112 .299
Darwin Barney, 2B5100012 .297
Starlin Castro, SS5121101 .303
Carlos Pena, 1B5021002 .222
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5020012 .289
Blake DeWitt, LF5000001 .291
Geovany Soto, C5121032 .221
Tyler Colvin, CF4120100 .106
Randy Wells, P1010000 .286
    Rodrigo Lopez, P0000000 .000
   a- Tony Campana, PH1000000 .256
    James Russell, P0000000 .125
   b- Brad Snyder, PH0000000 .125
   c- Luis Montanez, PH1000002 .278
    John Grabow, P0000000 .000
   d- DJ LeMahieu, PH1000011 .125
    Sean Marshall, P0000000 .000
   e- Ryan Dempster, PH1000011 .083
    Carlos Marmol, P0000000 .000
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b-announced for Russell in the 7th
c-fouled out for Snyder in the 7th
d-struck out for Grabow in the 9th
e-struck out for Marshall in the 11th
2B - Starlin Castro (14, Contreras), Carlos Pena (4, Contreras), Geovany Soto (11, Stutes), Tyler Colvin (4, Madson)
HR - Geovany Soto (4, Madson)
RBI - Starlin Castro (27), Carlos Pena (30), Geovany Soto (13)
2-OUT RBI - Starlin Castro (11), Carlos Pena (6)
SB - Darwin Barney (4, 2nd base off Baez/Sardinha), Starlin Castro (6, 2nd base off Baez/Sardinha)
Team LOB - 11
E - Randy Wells (1, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago Cubs
Randy Wells 2.1333221 6.50
Rodrigo Lopez 2.2200100 6.30
James Russell 1000010 5.50
John Grabow 2000210 4.67
Sean Marshall (W,3-0) 2100240 0.95
Carlos Marmol (S,12) 1100000 3.10
IBB - Brown by Sean Marshall
Pitches-Strikes - Randy Wells 54-30, Rodrigo Lopez 45-29, James Russell 7-6, John Grabow 34-16, Sean Marshall 37-22, Carlos Marmol 12-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Wells 1-5, Rodrigo Lopez 5-3, John Grabow 2-3, Sean Marshall 1-1
Batters Faced - Randy Wells 13, Rodrigo Lopez 11, James Russell 3, John Grabow 8, Sean Marshall 9, Carlos Marmol 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS6113011 .265
Placido Polanco, 3B6010011 .310
Chase Utley, 2B5010112 .228
Ryan Howard, 1B3000212 .241
Shane Victorino, CF4010114 .269
Raul Ibanez, LF5120002 .244
Domonic Brown, RF3000211 .250
Dane Sardinha, C2100103 .241
   a- Ben Francisco, PH1000000 .222
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
    David Herndon, P1000013 .000
Kyle Kendrick, P1000012 .167
    Danys Baez, P1000000 .000
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
   b- Michael Martinez, PH1000000 .185
    Michael Stutes, P0000000 .000
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Jose Contreras, P0000000 .000
    Carlos Ruiz, C2010000 .246
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b-flied out for Romero in the 6th
HR - Jimmy Rollins (4, R. Wells)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 3 (21)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins 3 (12)
Team LOB - 12
Outfield Assists - Raul Ibanez 1
PB - Carlos Ruiz (3)
E - Placido Polanco (6, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
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Danys Baez 2.2111110 4.11
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Michael Stutes (H,2) 0.2100110 2.76
Antonio Bastardo (H,6) 0.2000000 1.14
Jose Contreras (H,4) 0.2211000 1.46
Ryan Madson (BS,1) 1211111 2.25
David Herndon (L,0-1) 2310030 5.30
IBB - Fukudome by Ryan Madson
HBP - Barney (by Danys Baez)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 44-31, Danys Baez 41-22, J.C. Romero 2-2, Michael Stutes 22-14, Antonio Bastardo 10-7, Jose Contreras 12-9, Ryan Madson 19-11, David Herndon 43-30
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 3-3, Danys Baez 2-5, Michael Stutes 1-0, Antonio Bastardo 1-1, Jose Contreras 2-0, Ryan Madson 2-0, David Herndon 3-1
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 10, Danys Baez 11, J.C. Romero 1, Michael Stutes 4, Antonio Bastardo 2, Jose Contreras 4, Ryan Madson 6, David Herndon 10
Game Information
Attendance - 44906
Game Time - 4:04
Temperature - 93
Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Al Porter