Thursday, August 13, 2009
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Pedro returns with a win, Phils beat Cubs 12-5

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[August 13, 2009]  CHICAGO (AP) -- Pedro Martinez returned to the majors with a win, pitching five innings and leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 12-5 Wednesday night.

Martinez (1-0) gave up three runs and seven hits, striking out five. The World Series champion Phillies signed the three-time Cy Young Award winner on July 15.

HardwareThe 37-year-old Martinez had not pitched in the big leagues since last season with the New York Mets.

Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez homered as the NL East leaders sent the Cubs to their fourth straight loss.

[Associated Press; By RICK GANO]

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