[June 16, 2014]Cubs 3, Phillies 0: Travis Wood
carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and Anthony Rizzo belted his
team-leading 14th homer as Chicago claimed the rubber match to win its
first series in Philadelphia in 13 years.
Starlin Castro collected an RBI single among his three hits and
scored on Nate Schierholtz's double for the Cubs, who emerged
victorious in the City of Brotherly Love for the first time since
April 6-8, 2001. Justin Ruggiano scored a run and had a single to
extend his hitting streak to four games.
Wood (7-5) made short work of the Phillies before Ben Revere ripped
a one-out single in the sixth and Jimmy Rollins did the same to
extend his hitting streak to 10 games. The 27-year-old left-hander
allowed one more hit and struck out six in eight innings before Neil
Ramirez retired the side in the ninth for his third save.
After Chicago belted three solo homers in Saturday's 7-4 setback,
Rizzo followed suit by sending a first-pitch sinker from A.J.
Burnett (4-6) over the wall in right field in the first. Castro also
jumped on a first pitch in the third by plating Ruggiano with an RBI
single before coming around to score on Schierholtz's shot to left
field in the sixth.
Burnett suffered the loss after permitting three runs on eight hits
in as many innings for Philadelphia, which finished its six-game
homestand with a 4-2 mark. The Phillies will open a seven-game road
trip on Monday when it begins a three-game set in Atlanta.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Rollins, who became the franchise's all-time hit
leader on Saturday, told reporters that he'd would be willing to
consider waiving his no-trade rights if the last-place Phillies
"blow everything up." ... Hall-of-Famer Jim Bunning threw out the
ceremonial first pitch to honor the 50th anniversary of his perfect
game on Father's Day. Bunning accomplished the feat against the New
York Mets on June 21, 1964. ... Chicago wraps up a 10-game road trip
by opening a three-game series versus Miami.