May 17, 2012
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Phillies LF Juan Pierre makes a diving catch in the 1st inning. It was one of two nice defensive plays by Pierre in left field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Phillies 8, Cubs 7
WP – Roy Halladay (4-3, 3.22)
LP – Chris Volstad (0-6, 7.46)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (11)
CHICAGO — The Phillies are over .500 for the first time since being 1-0, a weight that has finally been lifted off their collective shoulders.
They extended their winning streak to five games with a 8-7 win over the Cubs. The momentum is fully in their favor, and it’s shown during the current five-game winning streak the Phillies are on.
Chris Volstad was yanked after he allowed four runs in the first two innings to the Phillies. With the early 4-1 lead given to Roy Halladay at that point, he was able to coast through the rest of the game, ending a five-game winless drought.
Halladay went eight innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out four. He gave up a pair of solo home runs to Alfonso Soriano in the 1st and Wellington Castro in the 8th.
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