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With the game tied at two in the bottom of the seventh-inning between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies, J.T. Realmuto hit the game-winning RBI double for Philadelphia and took down Chicago 4-2.

They scored an insurance run in the eighth-inning on a RBI triple by Roman Quinn.

Scott Kingery had a sacrifice fly in the third-inning for the Phillies.

Javier Baez also hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth-inning for the Cubs.

J.T. Realmuto hit a solo home run for Philadelphia in the fifth-inning off of Jose Quintana.

Nicholas Castellanos hit a solo home run for Chicago in the sixth-inning off of Jason Vargas.

Blake Parker (2-2) was the winning pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched one inning. Parker walked a batter and struck out one.

Kyle Ryan (0-1) was the losing pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He pitched 0.1 innings and gave up one hit and one run.

Hector Neris recorded his 21st save of the season for Philadelphia. He pitched one inning and struck out a batter.

Jason Vargas was the starting pitcher in this game for the Phillies. He pitched six innings and gave up five hits and two runs. Vargas walked three batters and struck out one.

Jose Quintana was the starting pitcher in this game for the Cubs. He pitched six innings and gave up five hits and two runs. Quintana only walked one batter and struck out 14.

At the moment in the standings, Chicago has a one game lead on the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the National League Central.

Philadelphia trails the St. Louis Cardinals by two games for the second wild card spot in the National League.

Charlie Manuel was named the Philadelphia Phillies hitting coach for the rest of the season.

The second game of this three game set will continue on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia when Cole Hamels (6-3, 3.09 ERA) takes the mound for the Chicago Cubs and when Aaron Nola (10-3, 3.67 ERA) takes the mound for Philadelphia.

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