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Unexpected: Phillies at Cubs Game Thread, August 31, 2013

Surprise! We know how to play baseball!

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Phillies game was quite the surprise. The Phillies played like themselves for five innings, and all of a sudden the sixth inning happened and they were all "Surprise! We actually DO know how to play baseball competently!" I was as taken aback as you were. I mean, who knew!?

Cliff Lee, coming off his best start since May, takes on Chris Rusin today at Wrigley Field. Will lightning strike twice? As in, will the Phillies play competent, major league level baseball two days in a row? Let's all tune in to find out!

Discuss the game in the comments below.

Current Series

Phillies lead the series 1-0

Fri 08/30 WP: B.J. Rosenberg (1 - 0)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon
LP: Kevin Gregg (2 - 4)
6 - 5 win

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Saturday, Aug 31, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Sunny. Winds blowing in from center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Cliff Lee

#33 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies





Aug 30, 1978

Chris Rusin

#18 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs





Oct 22, 1986