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Cubs fall to Phillies

Ryne Sandberg fittingly managed his team to a win on the 100th anniversary of famed Wrigley Field Friday afternoon.
By The Sports Network April 4, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Ryne Sandberg fittingly managed his team to a win on the 100th anniversary of famed Wrigley Field Friday afternoon.

Unfortunately for Chicago Cubs fans, Sandberg was managing the Phillies and not the team that made him a household name as a Hall-of-Fame second baseman.

Chase Utley homered and drove in three runs and Philadelphia spoiled the Cubs' home opener with a 7-2 win on a crisp, overcast day in the Windy City.

John Mayberry clubbed a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Phillies some breathing room, something they sorely needed having suffered consecutive walk-off losses to the Rangers in their opening series.

Offseason acquisition Roberto Hernandez (1-0) yielded two runs on three hits and a walk over 5 1/3 effective innings to pick up his first NL victory.

Travis Wood (0-1), Chicago's lone All-Star last year, was tagged for four runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 6 1/3 innings as the Cubs dropped their fourth straight home opener.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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