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PHILADELPHIA -- This year's Phillies may be plummeting in the standings, but the future in Philadelphia is beginning to look a little brighter.
Asche had three hits, including a homer that capped a six-run fourth inning. The burst was plenty for Martin (1-1).
"We both kind of got up here at the same time, so we're both going through all of this together," Asche said. "It's kind of nice to have a friend that's doing the same thing, and it just so happened we both did something cool on the same day."
Martin pitched five innings and allowed one run and four hits, striking out four and walking three. Nate Schierholtz homered in the fourth.
Martin won in his second major-league start. He gave up six runs in a loss to Atlanta last Friday.
"It's been a dream of mine for about as long as I can remember," he said. "So to be able to do this, I'm pretty happy."
Rookie Darin Ruf also homered for Philadelphia.
Chase Utley delivered an RBI double on the day the Phillies announced a new contract with the star second baseman that goes through the 2015 season.
The Phillies took two of three from the Cubs for their first series win since the All-Star break.
Jeff Samardzija (6-11) was chased in the big fourth. He gave up nine runs and 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings in his shortest outing of the year.
"They came out with a game plan to attack me, and it worked," Samardzija said. "They put the bat on the ball. ... I threw too many ball up in the zone. My slider was good, but it was just one of those days."
The game was delayed by rain for 22 minutes in the seventh inning.
Ruf launched a two-run homer in the third, connecting on an 0-2 pitch. It was his second drive of the series and fifth home run of the year.
John McDonald hit his first homer of the year, a two-run shot in the eighth.
"Might've been the best we've hit all year," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "That was exciting. We had a really good day today. Our guys had some fun, and hopefully this will carry over and we'll get a lot of our respect back, play better, and win some games."
|Phillies starter Ethan Martin scatters four hits through five innings to pick up his first major-league win. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Chicago (N.L.) Cubs|
|David DeJesus, CF||4||0||1||0||1||0||1||.265|
|Junior Lake, LF||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.330|
|Anthony Rizzo, 1B||5||0||1||0||0||0||3||.239|
|Nate Schierholtz, RF||4||1||1||1||0||2||5||.273|
|Donnie Murphy, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.385|
|Welington Castillo, C||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.274|
|Starlin Castro, SS||3||0||1||0||1||2||0||.245|
|Darwin Barney, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.211|
|a-Cole Gillespie, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.205|
|Jeff Samardzija, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.095|
|Logan Watkins, 2B||1||0||0||0||1||0||2||.286|
|a-struck out for Rondon in the 8th|
|2B - Anthony Rizzo (32, Martin), Donnie Murphy (2, Jimenez)|
|HR - Nate Schierholtz (15, Martin)|
|RBI - Nate Schierholtz (46)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|Chicago (N.L.) Cubs|
|Jeff Samardzija (L,6-11)||3.1||11||9||9||0||3||1||4.23|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jeff Samardzija 83-55, Eduardo Sanchez 45-30, Hector Rondon 30-17, Michael Bowden 17-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeff Samardzija 6-2, Hector Rondon 2-1, Michael Bowden 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Jeff Samardzija 22, Eduardo Sanchez 10, Hector Rondon 5, Michael Bowden 5|
|Kevin Frandsen, 1B||5||1||0||0||0||0||3||.250|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||5||2||2||1||0||1||0||.263|
|Chase Utley, 2B||3||2||2||1||1||0||0||.280|
|John McDonald, 2B||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||.098|
|Domonic Brown, LF||5||1||1||2||0||1||2||.270|
|Darin Ruf, RF||4||2||2||2||1||1||1||.303|
|Cody Asche, 3B||5||2||3||2||0||0||2||.231|
|John Mayberry Jr., CF||4||0||1||1||0||2||1||.251|
|Michael Martinez, SS||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||.200|
|Ethan Martin, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|a-Delmon Young, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.261|
|a-struck out for Martin in the 5th|
|b-walked for Miner in the 7th|
|2B - Chase Utley 2 (18, Samardzija), Cody Asche (2, Samardzija)|
|HR - John McDonald (1, Bowden), Darin Ruf (5, Samardzija), Cody Asche (1, Sanchez)|
|SH - Ethan Martin (1)|
|RBI - Carlos Ruiz (13), Chase Utley (44), John McDonald 2 (4), Domonic Brown 2 (74), Darin Ruf 2 (9), Cody Asche 2 (3), John Mayberry Jr. (32), Michael Martinez (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Darin Ruf 2 (6), Cody Asche 2 (2)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Ethan Martin (W,1-1)||5||4||1||1||3||4||1||6.75|
|WP - Ethan Martin (1)|
|HBP - Lake (by Zach Miner)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ethan Martin 95-56, Zach Miner 32-18, Cesar Jimenez 20-12, Raul Valdes 16-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ethan Martin 4-8, Zach Miner 3-1, Cesar Jimenez 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Ethan Martin 23, Zach Miner 8, Cesar Jimenez 5, Raul Valdes 3|
|Attendance - 42510|
|Game Time - 3:22|
|Temperature - 84|
|Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Jordan Baker|