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Instant Replay: Phillies 6, Cubs 5
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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.
Bullpen report
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.
Health check
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.

A signing
The Phils finally signed Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (see story).
Minor matters
Changes are coming on the Phillies’ player-development staff (see story).
Up next
Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.07) and faces lefty Chris Rusin (2-3, 2.64) on Saturday afternoon.