How it happened: Sean Marshall gave up three runs in relief of Cubs starter Matt Garza, who had handled a tough Phillies lineup with ease. Garza allowed just four hits in seven-plus innings, including a double and a single to Domonic Brown. Garza was replaced by Marshall after Jimmy Rollins' base hit in the eighth and the Phillies tied the game that inning on Chase Utley's two-run double. Michael Martinez got the game-winning RBIs in the ninth. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hit his first home run since June 20.
What it means: The Cubs still haven’t won a series since a four-game set against the Brewers on June 13-16..
Outside the box: Third baseman Aramis Ramirez told ESPNChicago.com that he’d be interested in extending his contract past its current end point of 2012.