Phillies Beat Cubs

Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2

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    Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro, right, celebrates with Reed Johnson after Castro's two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Michael Martinez hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two out in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Tuesday night.

    Starlin Castro's two-run homer off Cliff Lee in the first inning held up until Philadelphia chased Matt Garza in the eighth, and Chase Utley tied with a two-run double against Sean Marshall.

    The winning rally started when Marshall yielded a two-out single by pinch-hitter Ben Francisco. Jimmy Rollins then hit a hard smash off third baseman Aramis Ramirez's glove, putting runners on first and second, and Martinez drove them in with a bloop double down the right-field line.

    Martinez got caught off second, ending the inning, but the damage was done. The clutch hit made a winner of Michael Stutes (4-1), who pitched two scoreless innings, and Antonio Bastardo struck out the side for his seventh save in seven chances.

    Marshall (5-4) gave up three runs and five hits in two innings, spoiling another outstanding start by Garza.

    Marshall came in after Rollins led off the eighth with a single, and the game quickly unraveled for the Cubs. Martinez singled before Utley sent his tying hit into left-center.

    With the infield in, Castro saved a run when he fielded Shane Victorino's one-out chopper to shortstop and fired home to nail Utley trying to score from third. Marshall struck out Raul Ibanez, but the rally handed another no-decision to Garza.

    The 6-foot-4 right-hander threw seven scoreless innings in his previous start against Florida, but a ninth-inning meltdown by Carlos Marmol sent Chicago to a 6-3 loss.

    This time, he held Philadelphia to four hits and received a standing ovation when he handed a 2-0 lead over to Marshall.

    Lee, meanwhile, settled down after a shaky start. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed eight hits, struck out six and walked none before being lifted for pinch-hitter Ross Gload with two on and two out in the seventh.

    Gload flied to center to end that threat, but the Phillies came through in the final two innings.