Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Phillies 2

August, 7, 2013
8/07/13
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday:

How it happened: New Cub Donnie Murphy hit a two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning -- his second home run of the game -- breaking a 2-2 tie. The Phillies got on the board first with a Domonic Brown home run in the second inning, but the Cubs tied it in the third with Murphy's first long one. Junior Lake drove in Cody Ransom with a single in the fifth, giving the Cubs a 2-1 lead. The Phillies tied it in the seventh on a Chase Utley pinch-hit single to score John Mayberry Jr.

What it means: Murphy might have found a home at third base for the short term, as he has three home runs in two days and seven RBIs since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa over the weekend. With Luis Valbuena on the disabled list and Ransom struggling -- he was picked off first base in the ninth -- Murphy should be in the lineup.

Outside the box: Dioner Navarro left the game on a stretcher in the seventh inning after injuring his right leg in a collision at home plate with Utley. Cole Gillespie threw out Utley, who slid hard into Navarro. X-rays were negative, according to Cubs television play-by-play announcer Len Kasper. ... New outfielder Thomas Neal also left in the seventh after dislocating his right shoulder, according to Kasper, after throwing a ball in from left field on a double by Mayberry. With a day game Thursday, the Cubs will have to move quickly if they have to fill those roster spots.

What's next: In the series finale on Thursday afternoon Jeff Samardzija takes on Ethan Martin of the Phillies.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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WINS LEADER
Jake Arrieta
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.53 167 156
OTHER LEADERS
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HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167