Chicago Falls 5-2 to Philadelphia - Recap
Philadelphia got 7 1/3 innings of work from Joe Blanton en route to a 5-2 victory over Chicago on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
Philadelphia won as a -147 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Philadelphia got 7 1/3 innings from Joe Blanton, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Phillies got 3 RBIs from Carlos Ruiz in the win.
Chicago got a 3 2/3-inning outing from Randy Wells in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 4 walks and 3 hits in his time on the mound, while David DeJesus had 1 hit in the loss for the Cubs.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 8 hits, while Philadelphia only had 6.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.