Phillies jump out early, hand Cubs rare road loss


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Dennis Wierzbicki / USATODAY

Philadelphia – Jose Quintana had allowed six or fewer hits in 14-consecutive starts but the Phillies tagged him for nine hits and six runs as the Phillies beat the Cubs 7-1 on Friday evening.

Chicago got off to a good start in the first inning as Kyle Schwarber hit a solo homer (22) to right field, but it would be the Cubs only lead of the night as Quintana allowed a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning to Rhys Hoskins.

A bases-clearing triple by Cesar Hernandez in the second inning followed by a RBI single from Freddy Galvis gave the Phillies a 4-run second inning and buried Quintana and the Cubs. Quintana (L, 3-4) settled down and managed five innings giving up six runs on nine hits and 4 walks while striking out seven. Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff (W, 4-7) picked up the win giving up just the one run in five innings.

The Cubs left 18 men on base and struck out 9 times on the night. The road loss was rare for the Cubs as they had have won 16 of their last 21 road games since July 2.

Game two of the series will be on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-4, 3.52) faces RHP Ben Lively (1-4, 3.70).

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