Major League Baseball
Chi. Cubs 5, Philadelphia 2
When: 7:05 PM ET, Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 75°
Umpires: Home - Jordan Baker, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - Wally Bell
Attendance: 36171

Cubs 5, Phillies 2: Donnie Murphy homered twice, including a tiebreaking three-run blast in the ninth inning, as visiting Chicago snapped its five-game losing streak.

Playing in only his third game of the season, Murphy went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and delivered the decisive blow when he greeted reliever Justin De Fratus with a shot to left field for his second three-run blast in as many games. The contest was his first with multiple homers since April 2008.

Pedro Strop (2-1) pitched a scoreless eighth and Kevin Gregg worked a perfect ninth for his 23rd save as the Cubs sent Philadelphia to its 14th defeat in 16 games. Junior Lake added a pair of hits and an RBI single for the Cubs.

Domonic Brown belted his 25th homer and Chase Utley had a pinch-hit RBI single for the Phillies, who stranded nine runners. Luis Garcia (0-1) suffered his first major-league loss, giving up two runs and walking three in 1 2/3 innings.

Brown and Murphy traded early homers before Lake's bloop single in the fifth put the Cubs ahead 2-1, but the Phillies tied it on Utley's single in the seventh. Cubs left-hander Travis Wood struck out seven and gave up two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings while Philadelphia's Cole Hamels went seven innings and also allowed two runs on six hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cubs LF Thomas Neal and C Dioner Novarro both exited the game with injuries in the bottom of the seventh inning. Neal suffered a dislocated right shoulder while making a throw to second base on a leadoff double by John Mayberry Jr. Navarro was taken off the field on a cart with a right ankle injury after he was barreled over by Utley while blocking the plate on a throw from RF Cole Gillespie. ... Phillies 1B Darin Ruf went 0-for-4, ending his streak of consecutive games of reaching base at 33 - the most for a Phillies player since Utley spanning the 2008-09 seasons. ... The Phillies reportedly reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension with Utley. The 34-year-old second baseman is batting .277 with 15 home runs and 43 RBIs.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Philadelphia
Travis Wood Player Cole Hamels
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 6
2.84 ERA 2.57
Chi. Cubs   Philadelphia
Donnie Murphy Player Kevin Frandsen
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 0
2 HR 0
10 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 2 15 .219 13 5 5 3 1 0
Philadelphia 8 1 12 .235 15 11 2 4 0 1