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Phillies Roll Cubs

Nick Castellanos, Edmundo Sosa and Josh Harrison homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Wednesday night.


Castellanos hit a three-run homer in the second off Drew Smyly (7-5) after Sosa launched a two-run shot earlier in the inning. Castellanos also hustled out an RBI double and scored in a two-run fourth.


Harrison added a solo homer in the fifth off Hayden Wesneski to make it 8-2, helping Philadelphia overcome a shaky start by Aaron Nola (7-5) to win for the 17th time in 22 games. The Phillies also won their eighth straight road game, matching their longest streak since 2011.


Nola allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings, after going at least six innings in 13 straight starts.


Chicago has lost three straight since winning nine of 10.


Smyly lasted just 3 2/3 innings and matched season highs by allowing seven runs and nine hits. Wesneski allowed just one run and two hits across 4 1/3 innings in Smyly’s relief.


The three-game series wraps up with Phillies RHP Taijuan Walker (8-3, 4.10 ERA) facing Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (3-2, 2.60) in a matchup of surging starters. Walker has won four straight starts and Hendricks has won three in a row.

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