Recap - Chicago Defeats Philadelphia 4-3
Chicago needed extra innings to claim victory on Thursday, scoring late against Philadelphia for a 4-3 final at Citizens Bank Park.
Chicago was an underdog by +128 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Chicago got 2 1/3 innings from Randy Wells, who gave up 3 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 2. Sean Marshall earned the victory, while the Cubs got 1 RBI from Starlin Castro in the win.
Philadelphia's starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick worked 3 innings, giving up 2 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Raul Ibanez in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-7 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Carlos Marmol who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.