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Cubs and Phillies look to gain ground on division leaders

Jul 30, 2007 - 1:01 PM Philadelphia (55-49) at Chicago Cubs (55-48) 7:05 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) - The Chicago Cubs can gain a share of first place in the National League Central with a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

A major league-best 33-17 since June 3, the Cubs have moved within one-half game of the first place Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central. With the Brewers idle Monday, the Cubs are in position to own a share of the division lead for the first time since April 12, 2006.

Red-hot Ted Lilly (11-4, 3.46 ERA) will get the start for the Cubs in the opener of this four-game series. The lefthander is 7-0 in his last eight outings, including wins in each of his last six starts.

In his only start against the Phillies this year on May 13, Lilly allowed one run and three hits in eight innings during a 4-1 victory.

Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.63) gets the start for the Phillies, who have won three in a row to pull within 3 1/2 games of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East. The 23-year-old lefthander has to be hoping that his second career start in Wrigley Field will be better than his first effort here on August 24, 2006. Hamels lasted only two innings and was touched up for nine runs - five earned - and nine hits in an 11-2 defeat.

Acquired from the Chicago White Sox on Friday, Phillies second baseman Tadahito Iguchi is batting .345 (20-for-58) with four home runs and 10 RBI in 16 career games against the Cubs.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - COLE HAMELS, BRETT MYERS (9TH) AND CARLOS RUIZ
    CHN - TED LILLY, MIKE WUERTZ (6TH), ROCKY CHERRY (8TH),
    RYAN DEMPSTER (9TH) AND JASON KENDALL

    HOME RUNS: PHI

    Jul 30 9:48 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN THERIOT (3) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF COLE HAMELS.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4, CHICAGO CUBS 1
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D LEE (.330, 0-FOR-2)

    Phillies vs. CubsJul 30 8:53 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TADAHITO IGUCHI (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF TED LILLY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4, CHICAGO CUBS 0
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.296, 1-FOR-2)

    Phillies vs. CubsJul 30 8:22 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY AARON ROWAND (15) TO CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF TED LILLY SCORED TADAHITO IGUCHI AND RYAN
    HOWARD.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3, CHICAGO CUBS 0
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.258, 1-FOR-1)

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