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Chicago Cubs make it rain with three homers in 6-2 win vs Phillies

May 27, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (3) tips his cap after hitting a three-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
May 27, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (3) tips his cap after hitting a three-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Following a 4-5 road trip, the Chicago Cubs returned to Wrigley Field as they welcomed in the Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Lester took the mound for the first place Cubbies and worked through 6 1/3 to pick up his fifth victory.

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It was raining, it was pouring but old man David Ross was not snoring as he hammered a towering three-run homer that found its way onto Waveland Avenue in the 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday afternoon.

Ross is having himself one heck of a final run as an active player by picking up his fourth big fly of the season and RBI 15, 16, and 17 in the fourth inning. Outfielder Jorge Soler started the frame with a solo home run of his own to left-center field.

Soler gave Lester an early lead in the very first inning of the ballgame on an RBI single to left field to drive in Ben Zobrist who doubled on a sharp ground ball down the third-base line.

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Lester (5-3, 2.48 ERA) worked himself a gem following his shortest outing of the season, holding the Phillies (26-22) to one earned run on six hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts prior to exiting the game in the seventh.

His counterpart, Adam Morgan (1-3, 6.67 ERA) was absolutely demolished by this lineup. He was charged with all six earned runs on eight hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. All three homers were given up by him as well.

Today’s game had a few rain delays which resulted in Comcast Sports Net airing multiple re-runs of Beer Money until the tarp was removed from the infield.

Joining the home run parade was Kris Bryant who started the afternoon at first base in place of Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo was expected to get a day off but entered the game in the ninth, taking over at first base while Bryant was moved out to left.

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Bryant finished the game 1-for-3 at the dish with a walk and solo home run that bounced out onto Waveland. It was Bryant’s 11th home run of the season who tied Rizzo for the team lead.

Chicago’s (32-14) bullpen gave up a combined three hits, no runs, and no walks as Trevor Cahill led the way with three strikeouts. Hector Rondon took the mound following the second rain delay and slammed the door on the Phillies to send the fans home happy.

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