CHICAGO -- The Phillies came back from five runs down to beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-5, on Friday afternoon.
Michael Young’s fourth hit of the game, a single to right with two outs in the top of the ninth, scored Roger Bernadina from second base with the go-ahead run. Bernadina had been hit by a pitch with one out and stole second base.
The Phils trailed 5-0 after five innings as Roy Halladay was hit hard.
The Phils got back in the game with four runs in the sixth inning.
The comeback gave interim manager Ryne Sandberg a win in his return to Wrigley Field. Sandberg’s retired number hangs on a flag attached to the right-field foul pole.
Starting pitching report
Halladay was not sharp in his second start since coming off the disabled list. The right-hander allowed seven hits and five runs over five innings. He gave up two solo homers and a two-run double. Halladay walked two and hit two batters. He struck out just one. Halladay used his off-speed stuff frequently. His fastball was mostly in the 86-87 mph range and he touched 88 a couple of times.
Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija was stingy over the first five innings. The Phillies solved him for four hits and four runs in the sixth and he allowed a game-tying homer to Kevin Frandsen in the seventh.
Zach Miner, Jake Diekman and B.J. Rosenberg combined on scoreless work. Diekman got a nice assist from rightfielder John Mayberry Jr. Rosenberg struck out two in the eighth. One of them came with a runner on second and two outs in a tie game.
Jonathan Papelbon had the save.
Cubs right-hander Kevin Gregg allowed two baserunners and a run in the ninth to take the loss.
At the plate
Frandsen sparked the Phils with a triple and a homer off the bench. The sixth-inning triple bounced off the glove of diving centerfielder Junior Lake. Chase Utley had a two-run triple. Young had four hits.
Anthony Rizzo and Nate Schierholtz homered off Halladay. Starlin Castro had a two-run double.
In the field
Rightfielder Mayberry cut down Dioner Navarro at the plate to end the seventh inning and keep the game tied at 5-5.
Centerfielder Roger Bernadina lost a ball in the sun in the fourth inning and it cost Halladay a run.
Utley ended the game with a stellar play at second.
Domonic Brown limped badly to first base in the sixth inning and left the game. He had missed time earlier in the week with a sore right Achilles tendon.
After the game, Brown said his Achilles was still sore. He will be evaluated on Saturday, but is likely to miss some time.
The Phils finally signed Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (see story).
Changes are coming on the Phillies’ player-development staff (see story).
Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.07) and faces lefty Chris Rusin (2-3, 2.64) on Saturday afternoon.