Originally written on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Carlos Ruiz powers Phillies to 9-2 win over Cubs.

Phillies vs. Cubs 5/16/12 Quick Hits:

  • Chooch's tie-breaking 8th inning homerun proved to be the game winner and momentum changer for the Phillies in their 9-2 win over the Cubs.
  • Victor Luna hit his first career grand slam in the top of the 9th that saw the Phillies plate 6 baserunners.
  • The Phillies got an impressive outing from Kyle Kendrick, who was notified of the starting job without much notice.
  • Kendrick threw 6 innings of 3 hit, 2 run, and 4 strikeout ball for the no-decision.
  • The bullpen, who have been horrible for the past month or so, actually came through with a strong outing.
  • Contreras, Bastardo, and Valdes threw a combined 3 innings of hitless baseball, including 5 strikeouts.
  • The win marks the 4th in a row for the Phils and evens their record to 19-19 on the year.
  • It's the first time the team has been at .500 since May 3rd.


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