Instant Replay: Cubs 7, Phillies 1

Instant Replay: Cubs 7, Phillies 1

September 1, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Darin Ruf is unable to catch a double in right field during the Phillies' 7-1 loss to the Cubs. (AP)


CHICAGO -- The Phillies’ bats were quiet in a 7-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday afternoon.

After winning the first game of the series, the Phillies dropped the next two. They are 9-8 under interim manager Ryne Sandberg.

The Phils had just six hits Saturday, three by Michael Young, who was traded later that night. They had just four hits in Sunday’s game.

Starting pitching report
Kyle Kendrick (10-12) gave up eight hits and five runs in six innings. He walked one and struck out four. Kendrick allowed a single and two doubles, hit a batter and gave up a sacrifice fly in giving up three runs in the fourth inning.

Kendrick is 3-8 with a 6.23 ERA in his last 12 starts dating to the end of June.
Cubs’ right-hander Jake Arrieta (2-1) held the Phils to three hits and a run over 6 2/3 innings.

Bullpen report
Jake Diekman pitched a scoreless seventh for his 10th straight scoreless appearance. J.C. Ramirez took over in the eighth. He walked three and was tagged for two runs.

The Cubs’ bullpen, led by lefty James Russell, pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings. The Cubs’ bullpen pitched four scoreless innings on Saturday.

At the plate
Darin Ruf homered for the Phillies’ only run.

Aside from Ruf’s trot around the bases, the Phils had only one other runner get as far as second base.

Welington Castillo had a two-run double in the fourth inning for the Cubs.

The Phillies called up Michael Martinez and Cesar Hernandez from Triple A. They took the place of Young and John McDonald, who were traded on Saturday.

The Phils added two minor-league pitchers in the trades (see story).

Health check
Domonic Brown did not start because of a sore right Achilles tendon. He pinch-hit in the seventh and popped out. Brown will have an MRI in Philadelphia on Monday.

Up next
The Phillies open a three-game homestand against Washington on Monday night. Here are the pitching matchups:

Monday night -- RH Stephen Strasburg (6-9, 2.96) vs. LH Cole Hamels (6-13, 3.58)

Tuesday night -- LH Gio Gonzalez (8-6, 3.56) vs. RH Ethan Martin (2-3, 6.39)

Wednesday night -- RH Jordan Zimmermann (15-8, 3.33) vs. RH Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.94)

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