Cliff Lee took the mound this afternoon against Chris Rusin and the Cubs at Wrigley, looking for his 12th win of the season, and the Phillies' 63rd win.
In the top of the second inning, the Phillies jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Kevin Frandsen launched his fifth homer of the season into the seats in left field. However, the Cubs answered in the bottom of the inning after Welington Castillo scored on a single from Cole Gillespie.
Chase Utley scored in the top of the third thanks to an RBI double from Carlos Ruiz. With a 2-1 lead, the Cubs tied it up again in the bottom of the third after Castillo singled to score Donnie Murphy.
With Cliff Lee on first in the fourth, Michael Young brought him around to score with an RBI triple, his fourth of the season. 3-2 Phils.
Murphy scored another run in the bottom of the fifth after Gillespie popped up a sacrifice fly to Roger Bernadina. After five innings, Cliff Lee was pulled for Zach Miner. Lee's line: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 4 K.
In the bottom of the sixth, Starlin Castro gave the Cubs a 4-3 lead with a solo homer sent to the stands in center field.
Zach Miner pitched just the sixth inning and allowed one earned run, the homer to Castro.
Cesar Jimenez and B.J. Rosenberg combined for two scoreless innings before Kevin Gregg closed it out for the Cubs, sending them to a 4-3 win.
Tomorrow, Kyle Kendrick and Jake Arrieta will square off at 2:20.