Utley helps Phillies spoil the party at Wrigley

The Phillies cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Cubs on Friday at Wrigley Field as Chase Utley knocked in three runs with the help of a two-run home run and the bullpen picked up the final 11 outs. Utley helps Phillies spoil the party at Wrigley Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Instant Replay: Phillies 7, Cubs 2 (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

CHICAGO — Chase Utley and John Mayberry Jr. both hit two-run home runs and the bullpen pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings as the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-2, in the 100th season opener at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon.The Phillies are 2-2.The game-time temperature was 38 degrees with a 28-degree wind chill.Starting pitching reportRoberto Hernandez pitched well in his Phillies debut. He gave up just two runs over 5 1/3…

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Cubs: Ricketts looking at all options in Wrigley deal (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts pushed back against the idea that selling minority ownership shares could signal deeper financial issues for the franchise. Thats one option on the table as the Cubs try to figure out how to pay for the $300 million Wrigley Field restoration. Most teams are owned by dozens of investors, Ricketts said before Fridays home opener against Ryne Sandbergs Philadelphia Phillies. Multiple sources dismissed the rumors connecting…

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Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois – ESPN

NBC Chicago Wrigley Field, Chicago, IllinoisESPNRyne Sandberg brings his Philadelphia Phillies to Chicago to take on the Cubs on Friday in the first game of the season at the iconic ballpark. It’s Sandberg’s second trip to his old stomping grounds since he became Philadelphia’s manager last August.Philadelphia Phillies (1-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-2), 2:20 p.m. (ET)Anchorage Daily NewsPhiladelphia Phillies Series Preview: vs. Chicago Cubs 4/4-4/6Philadelphia Baseball ReviewPhiladelphia Phillies vs Chicago…

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Ricketts looking at options for Wrigley financing (The Associated Press)

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says the team is examining all options for financing the renovation of Wrigley Field, including bringing in outside investors for the franchise. Ricketts looking at options for Wrigley financing (The Associated Press) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Rollins out one more day after miscommunication

Jimmy Rollins is expected to be back in the Phillies’ lineup Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Rollins, who left the team Wednesday to be with his wife for the birth of their second child, had been penciled into Friday’s lineup, but shortly thereafter got scratched. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg called it an “internal miscommunication” on the organization’s part. Rollins out one more day after miscommunication Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed:…

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Howard's aggressive approach pays off early

Ryan Howard had an interesting first series of the season in Texas. He hit .308 (4-for-11) with one double, one home run, three RBIs, one walk and seven strikeouts. He put up those numbers despite facing two left-handed starting pitchers. Howard's aggressive approach pays off early Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Game 4: Hernandez debuts at Wrigley Field

Roberto Hernandez will make his Phillies debut Friday afternoon against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, where temperatures will dip into the 40s. Hernandez had a very solid spring until his final start against the Blue Jays, when he allowed seven runs and 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings. The start prior, he took a perfect game into the sixth inning and dominated the Yankees by keeping his ball down and…

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MLB Notes: Budding star Kipnis signs extension (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

From 2005-09, Chase Utley hit .301/.388/.535 with an average of 29 homers, 101 RBIs, 39 doubles, 15 steals and 111 runs per season. Now playing the role of Utley is Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who on Friday morning signed a six-year, $52.5 million extension to stay in Cleveland. Kipnis, 27, made his first All-Star team last season and placed 11th in AL MVP voting. Though he likely won’t match…

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Phillies-Cubs Preview – ESPN

ABC News Phillies-Cubs PreviewESPNRyne Sandberg brings his Philadelphia Phillies to Chicago to take on the Cubs on Friday in the first game of the season at the iconic ballpark. It’s Sandberg’s second trip to his old stomping grounds since he became Philadelphia’s manager last August.Philadelphia Phillies (1-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-2), 2:20 p.m. (ET)Anchorage Daily NewsPhiladelphia Phillies Series Preview: vs. Chicago Cubs 4/4-4/6Philadelphia Baseball ReviewPhiladelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs: Preview,…

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