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Philadelphia Tops Chicago 8-7 - Recap

Chicago dropped an 8-7 decision at Wrigley Field on Thursday as Philadelphia legged out a win behind winning pitcher Roy Halladay.

Bettors who backed the Phillies were rewarded as -159 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.

Philadelphia got 8 innings from Roy Halladay, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Phillies got 3 RBIs from Carlos Ruiz in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Chris Volstad worked 2 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from David DeJesus in a losing cause.

Philadelphia enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-9 advantage in hits.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Next game, Philadelphia takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Chicago.