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Phillies 5, Cubs 2
Brett Myers struck out eight and walked none on Saturday at Wrigley. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Backed by Jayson Werth's two homers and four RBIs, Brett Myers improved to 5-1 since his callup with seven-plus innings of two-run ball. Ryan Howard hit his MLB-best 37th dinger as the Phils moved within a game of the Mets in the NL East.
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Series at a glance:
PHI
Philadelphia (74-62)
Won 1
Philadelphia 5, Chi Cubs 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (85-51)
Lost 1
August 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0   5 10 0
Chi Cubs
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 11 1
Standings thru 8/30/08  |  Recap: PHI | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Phillies stats  |  Cubs stats
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 5 0 3 0 0 1 0 .270
Utley, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .291
Burrell, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .258
  Bruntlett, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .221
Howard, 1B 5 2 2 1 0 2 4 .230
Victorino, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .282
Werth, RF 4 2 3 4 0 1 0 .279
Feliz, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .253
Coste, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .280
  Ruiz, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Myers, P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .042
  Romero, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 5 10 5 0 7 15  

a-Flied out for Romero, J in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rollins (30, Lilly).
HR: Werth 2 (20, 5th inning off Lilly, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Cotts, 0 on, 2 out), Howard (37, 8th inning off Cotts, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Howard 5; Rollins 4; Werth 9; Utley 2.
RBI: Werth 4 (53), Howard (113).
2-out RBI: Werth 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Victorino; Feliz; Utley; Howard.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rollins (37, 3rd base off Howry/Soto, G).

FIELDING
DP: (Rollins-Utley-Howard).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 5 0 0 0 0 3 4 .290
Theriot, SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .312
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 .295
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .283
Edmonds, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .233
  a-Johnson, R, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .310
DeRosa, 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .293
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Cedeno, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .269
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fukudome, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .265
Soto, G, C 4 0 2 1 0 2 3 .287
Lilly, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .170
  Fontenot, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
Totals 36 2 11 2 1 13 19  

a-Struck out for Edmonds in the 8th. b-Struck out for Cotts in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Ramirez, Ar; DeRosa 2; Soto, G 2; Theriot 2; Fukudome; Lee, D 3.
RBI: Soto, G (79), Ramirez, Ar (100).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano, A 3; Soto, G 2.
SAC: Lilly.
GIDP: Edmonds.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (21, 2nd base off Myers/Coste).

FIELDING
E: Theriot (13, fielding).

 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Myers (W, 8-10) 7.0 11 2 2 0 8 0 4.40
Romero, J (H, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2.22
Lidge (S, 32) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.26
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly (L, 13-8) 6.2 6 3 3 0 5 1 4.23
Cotts 1.1 2 2 2 0 1 2 4.08
Howry 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.23

Myers pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Myers , Lilly .
WP: Cotts.
HBP: Utley (by Lilly), Victorino (by Lilly).
Pitches-strikes: Myers 107-80, Romero, J 18-9, Lidge 15-10, Lilly 110-75, Cotts 30-18, Howry 23-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Myers 7-2, Romero, J 0-0, Lidge 1-0, Lilly 3-9, Cotts 3-1, Howry 0-1.
Batters faced: Myers 31, Romero, J 4, Lidge 3, Lilly 28, Cotts 7, Howry 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero, J 2-0, Cotts 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 3:10.
Att: 41,511.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 30, 2008
August 30, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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