Cubs Win Big Game Over Phillies, 10-5

Ben CallowayContributor IJuly 22, 2009

CHICAGO - JULY 03:  Milton Bradley #21 of the Chicago Cubs at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers during their MLB game on July 3, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cubs topped the Phillies Wednesday afternoon in a game that  almost felt like a must-win, after dropping the first two games in the series.

Milton Bradley was in the line-up for the first time in the series, after working with Lou Piniella on his swing.

It seemed as if the hard work paid off. Bradley, pictured above, went 2-for-4 with 2 singles and an RBI. There were many other good signs from many Cubs such as Soriano who has continued to come out of his slump (going 2-for-5 with an RBI).

In the 6th inning, the Phillies lost their manager Charlie Manual, who was thrown out arguing a ball in the dirt which struck out Paul Bako. The Phillies were also held homer-less for the first time in the series.

Both starting pitchers got off to a good start, not allowing a run to either team through 3 innings. In the top of the 4th, the Cubs chipped off 4 runs, and never looked back. Zambrano was credited with the win while Jamie Moyer took the loss for the Phils. Kevin Gregg also picked up the save for the Cubs.

This win comes after some good news coming from Cubs GM Jim Hendry this morning. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTradeRumors, Hendry announced this morning that the Cubs are able to add some pieces at the deadline if needed.

The Cubs have an off-day tomorrow, then will start a 3-game series at home against the Houston Astros.

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