8:05 PM ET, July 19, 2011
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO -- The Philadelphia Phillies were having trouble getting hits, let alone runs. That changed just in time for them.Michael Martinez hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two out in the ninth inning, and the Phillies rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Tuesday night."We stayed after them, we stayed with them," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.Starlin Castro's two-run homer off Cliff Lee in the first inning held up until Philadelphia chased Matt Garza in the eighth, and Chase Utley tied it with a two-run double against Sean Marshall.
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Phillies All-Star Roy Halladay said he was feeling a lot better after leaving Monday's game because of the steamy conditions and expects to make his next start against San Diego. ... Philadelphia's Roy Oswalt, out with lower back inflammation, was encouraged after throwing nearly 50 pitches in a pain-free bullpen session. He hopes to return early next month. ... Reed Johnson had three hits for Chicago. ... Quade said he had "a good discussion" with Major League Baseball executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre about his criticism of the umpires following Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Florida Marlins. "The one thing that's great about having Joe, he's handling that situation and he's been on both sides of it, and he gives you an opportunity to explain. It's not just cut and dry," Quade said. He did not know if the league will discipline him. Quade went off after Sunday's game, saying the umpires made unprofessional comments to his players. He took issue in particular with one call at second base in the top of the eighth, when Florida's Brett Hayes was ruled safe on an attempted pickoff. ... With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaching, OF Alfonso Soriano said he would prefer to stay in Chicago. "I'm not worried about it because I don't have control of that situation," Soriano said. "I just go out and make plays to try and make the team better."
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 19: Fans sit in the right field bleachers during batting practice before a game between the...(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||S Castro homered to left (377 feet), R Johnson scored.||0||2|
|8th||C Utley doubled to deep center, J Rollins and M Martinez scored.||2||2|
|9th||M Martinez doubled to right, B Francisco and J Rollins scored, M Martinez thrown out at third attempting to advance on play.||4||2|
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|Stadium||Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||38,857 (94.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||80 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Mike Dimuro, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Andy Fletcher|
From Elias: The Phillies are the first team to 60 wins this season. The last time the Phillies were the first team to 60 wins in a season was in 1976. That year, the Phillies won 101 games but were swept by the Reds in three straight in the NLCS.
Matt Garza allowed one earned run in seven innings but will not get the win as the Cubs bullpen blew the lead in the eighth inning. Tuesday was the eighth time this season in which Garza has allowed one earned run or fewer. His record in those games is just 1-3.
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