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Rapid Reaction: Phillies 7, Cubs 5

6/10/2011

PHILADELPHIA -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' loss to the Phillies on Friday.

The good: The Cubs sent 10 men to the plate in the eighth inning, scoring five times. Aramis Ramirez and pinch-hitter Lou Montanez both drove in two runs in the frame. Leadoff hitter Kosuke Fukudome’s batting average went back over .300 with a pair of singles off Phillies starter Roy Halladay.

The bad: The Cubs failed to win three games in a row for the fourth time in 2011. Manager Mike Quade and Carlos Zambrano decided to walk Chase Utley with a man on second and one out. Zambrano then walked Ryan Howard setting up Placido Polanoc’s grand slam. Zambrano threw 128 pitches on the night, a season high.

Outside the box: Quade said that both Reed Johnson and Jeff Baker, rehabbing in Iowa, will return to the team on Monday if neither has a setback.

Next: Right-hander Matt Garza (2-5) takes on lefty Cliff Lee (5-5).