The Cubs defeated the Phillies 5-1 on the road in their first matchup of a four game series. Paul Maholm pitched over six solid innings, Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI, with a RBI triple added by Reed Johnson.
Saturday's start could be the last for Randy Wells before being sent down again, but the veteran pitcher isn't feeling the pressure and he's willing to do anything to stay out of the minor leagues reports Patrick Mooney.
Twenty-nine-year-old slugger Bryan LaHair is a late bloomer by every sense of the word, but the Cubs are familiar with late bloomers. Just ask Hank Sauer.
Kerry Wood is hoping to make his return to the Cubs' lineup next week. Manager Dale Sveum says Wood is improving and is shooting to come back on Thursday.