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Garza Stymies Phillies

Matt Garza was darn-near unhittable for the Cubs.

One hit, one walk and 10 strike outs; that was the final line for Garza through seven scoreless innings, shutting down the Philles in the Cubs 5-1 win Sunday afternoon.

Philadelphia got 1-2-3 inning out of Kyle Kendrick to start the game and a lead-off single from Jimmy Rollins. But it all went downhill after Juan Pierre reached on a fielder’s choice and was thrown out trying to take second.

After that, Garza retired 20 straight Phillies before a Pierre walk in 7th ended the streak.

While he was dominating the Phillies, he got more than enough offense off of Kendrick, who pitched a really good game on his end.

Kendrick allowed three runs, two earned, through six innings while striking out six. He gave up a run on a ground out in the 2nd, a sacrifice fly in the 3rd and a solo homer to Joe Mather in the 4th.

Bryan LaHair had himself a game, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Starlin Castro didn’t record a hit but drove in two run for the Cubs.

Rollins and Hunter Pence had the only singles for the Phillies, a blooper in the 1st and an infield single in the 9th respectively.

WP: Garza (2-1). LP: Kendrick (0-2).

Boxscore.

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