The Cubs have now shown they have money available to chase a big-name pitcher.
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The Phillies’ asking price is sky high, and the Cubs won’t part with a Baez or Bryant.
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Donnie Murphy hit a tiebreaking three-run shot in the ninth inning for his second homer of the game, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
John Mayberry Jr. hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Sunday.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has been suspended five games for intentionally throwing at Washington rookie Bryce Harper.
With two outs in the first inning of yesterday’s Nationals-Phillies game, Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels plunked rookie Bryce Harper in the back with a 93-mph fastball.
Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel’s moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.