Apr 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Ryan Kalish (51) reacts after hitting a two run double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs Offense Scores 8 Runs In Victory Over Philadelphia Phillies

The Chicago Cubs offense finally looked potent in the team’s 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

The Skinny:

  • The Cubs wasted no time in getting on the board in Sunday’s game against the Phillies. The Cubs scored four runs in the first inning off of Phillies’ starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.From there, the next run would not be scored until the fifth inning when Chase Utley had a RBI double for the Phillies. The Cubs put up another 4-spot on Burnett and the Phillies in the sixth inning while taking advantage of an error on Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. The Phillies would add a run in the ninth inning.

The Offense:

  • Ryan Kalish was the leading offensive force for the Cubs on Sunday. Kalish was 2-for-3 on the day with a double and a triple while driving in 3 runs; scoring 2 runs; and walking twice.
  • Anthony Rizzo also had a productive day for the Cubs offense. Rizzo was 2-for-3 on the day while walking once and driving a run in.
  • The Cubs hitters went 4-for-7 during Sunday’s game with runners in scoring position.

The Pitching: 

  • Carlos Villanueva was everything the Cubs could have asked for on Sunday. Villanueva pitched 5 innings on Sunday while allowing 1 run on 6 hits and striking out 3 batters.
  • Brian Schlitter and Hector Rondon held the Phillies scoreless until the 9th inning
  • Jose Veras struggled with his command in the ninth inning for the Cubs. Veras struggles led the Phillies to loading bases with only 1 out. The Phillies would then push a run across on a force out grounder by Rollins. After walking Chase Utley, Veras was pulled from the game.
  • Pedro Strop entered the game and a run scored when Strop threw a wild pitch. Strop would then end the game by forcing a flyout.

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