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Afternoon Box Score: Cubs Melt at Wrigley

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 20, 2011 9:40PM

Phillies 9, Cubs 1

On a day where it was so hot that the gulls refused to eat the scraps left behind by the bleacher bums, the Phillies were cool as a cucumber. Phillies second baseman Jimmy Rollins went 3-for-5 with two home runs (one from each side of the plate), a double and three RBI, and the Phillies hitters chased Ryan Dempster from the mound after three innings. Dempster gave up six runs in that span, Carlos Pena committed two errors (adding to the Cubs major league leading total) and the Cubs lineup made Vance Worley look like a world beater. Add it all up and it amounts to the Cubs losing their ninth straight series. Now they have a day off before three day games at Wrigley against the Astros this weekend.