Final: Cubs 7, Phillies 2 ❖ Attendance: 41,575
Chicago, IL - The Cubs offense overwhelmed the Phillies in Sunday's series finale, completing the weekend sweep and sending Philadelphia to their seventh loss in the last nine games. Chicago's starting pitchers dominated the series, allowing just three earned runs in 22.1 innings.
Vince Velasquez got hit around this afternoon, allowing seven runs in less than five innings of work. After posting a 1.44 ERA through his first five starts, Velasquez has posted a 6.31 ERA through his last five. Though he got tagged for seven runs, the offense didn't do him any favors, putting just three men in scoring position all game. Their two runs came via the solo home run.
The Phillies will look to bounce back as they host the Nationals for a three-game series beginning on Monday at 7:05pm. Jeremy Hellickson will oppose Tanner Roark in game one.
WP: John Lackey (4-4, 4.04 ERA) ❖ LP: Vince Velasquez (5-2, 3.63 ERA)