Final in 11

Series: Game 1 of 4

Chi Cubs leads 1-0 (as of 6/9)

Game 1: Thursday, June 9
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Game 2: Friday, June 10
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Game 3: Saturday, June 11
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Game 4: Sunday, June 12
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Cubs 4

(25-36, 13-17 away)

Phillies 3

(37-26, 21-12 home)

7:05 PM ET, June 9, 2011

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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W: S. Marshall (3-0)

L: D. Herndon (0-1)

S: C. Marmol (12)

Cubs rally in 9th, win in 11th on Phillies error

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- A replay cost Tyler Colvin a go-ahead homer. An error allowed him to score the winning run.

Geovany Soto hit a tying homer off Ryan Madson with one out in the ninth and Colvin scored from second on third baseman Placido Polanco's throwing error in the 11th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in a game which had the start delayed over an hour by rain and ended early Friday morning.

Colvin's tiebreaking homer in the ninth was overturned by umpires after replays showed a fan wearing a Phillies T-shirt reached over the fence and interfered with the ball.

But the Cubs still won their second straight after losing eight in a row.

"I agreed with the call," Colvin said. "I think they got it right."

Sean Marshall (3-0) pitched two scoreless innings. Carlos Marmol worked the 11th for his 12th save in 16 chances.

Colvin snapped an 0 for 34 slump with his hit off Madson, who had been 14 for 14 in save chances before allowing Soto's tying solo homer.

After Soto connected, Colvin hit a drive to right-center. The ball hit off a male fan's hands and bounced into the crowd. Colvin circled the bases, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel quickly came out to challenge the play. Umpires took several minutes to review it before ruling it a ground-rule double.

"I thought I saw somebody reach over the rail and I know the ball hit somebody," Manuel said. "I had nothing to lose by asking."

Strong winds and heavy rain stopped the game for 1 hour, 17 minutes in the bottom of the third. Neither starter returned when play resumed, and the teams used 12 relievers.

Chicago's bullpen tossed 8 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just four hits.

"What a night for our bullpen," Cubs manager Mike Quade said. "They did a great job. That was a real gutsy performance."

Colvin led off the 11th with a single off David Herndon (0-1). He advanced to second on a passed ball and stayed there until Darwin Barney hit a grounder to third with two outs. Polanco's throw bounced and first baseman Ryan Howard couldn't catch it cleanly. Colvin never stopped running and scored without a throw home.

"With two outs, you're thinking to keep running," Colvin said. "That was a real tough game. We battled."

The NL East-leading Phillies took a 3-0 lead when Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer off Randy Wells in the second. Wells gave up three runs and three hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick allowed two hits in three scoreless innings in his fourth start of the season. He's filling in for injured right-hander Joe Blanton.

Starting his first game since fouling a ball off his right knee last Saturday, Rollins put the Phillies ahead with his fourth homer. Raul Ibanez started the inning with a single. Dane Sardinha walked with one out. After Kendrick struck out trying to bunt, Rollins drove a 3-2 pitch into the right-field seats.

Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez saved at least one run with a diving grab on a grounder by Sardinha with the bases loaded to end the third.

Starlin Castro's RBI single in the sixth got Chicago within two. Barney walked with two outs and stole second base. Castro followed with a single to right off Danys Baez. Domonic Brown made a strong throw to the plate. But the ball took a tough hop and Sardinha dropped it or Castro likely would've been out by a few steps.

The Cubs cut it to 3-2 in the eighth on consecutive two-out doubles by Castro and Carlos Pena off Jose Contreras.

Game notes


Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster had no problems with his right hip that nearly forced him to miss Wednesday's start and he's on track to make his next start. ... A crowd of 44,906 was the 169th straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park, including postseason games. ... The Phillies failed to score more than three runs for the eighth time in nine games. ... Philadelphia is 32-1 when leading after eight innings.

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Game Information

StadiumCitizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Attendance44,906 (102.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
Game Time4:04
Weather93 degrees, partly cloudy
Wind14 mph
UmpiresHome Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Al Porter