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Rizzo helps Cubs beat Phillies 4-3
Friday Jun 08, 2018 12:00am

Rizzo helps Cubs beat Phillies 4-3
(CHICAGO) - Things are looking up for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. Rizzo hit a solo homer and added a second RBI with a sacrifice fly to lead the Cubs past the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Thursday. Chicago won for the fifth time in six games to close to a half-game behind idle first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. Tommy La Stella and Kris Bryant had RBI singles in Chicago's decisive three-run fifth inning. Rizzo's sac fly to left capped the rally after a video review determined Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp had illegally blocked the plate with his left leg as Albert Almora tried to score from third. Almora beat Dylan Cozen's strong throw from left field, but was unable to touch the plate with Knapp in the way. Almora initially was called out before the play was overruled to give Chicago its fourth run. Brian Duensing (2-0), the first of five Cubs relievers, got the win despite allowing two runs over one inning. Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (4-5) lost his third straight, yielding four runs on six hits in five innings. Brandon Morrow pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances. Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood permitted one run on four hits in 4 2/3 innings, but walked seven to tie his season-high and raise his major league-leading total to 56. The right-hander hit a batter and three times threw pitches over the heads of right-handed Phillies hitters. Philadelphia lost for the fifth time in six games to conclude a 10-game road trip at 3-7.

OTHER N.L. SCORES
Cincinnati 7 – Colorado 5 (13 innings)
LA Dodgers 8 – Pittsburgh 7
St. Louis 4 – Miami 1

Anthony Rizzo (photo courtesy of Sporting News)
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