Phillies beat heat, Cubs to get eighth series win in a row

The game-time temperature at Wrigley Field was 97 degrees.

But the heat index, along with Jimmy Rollins’ smoking lumber, sure made it feel a lot hotter.

Rollins homered from both sides of the plate — a solo shot from the left in the sixth and another from the right in the eighth — as the Phillies beat the Cubs, 9-1. It was the eighth straight series’ win for the team, following victories over the Cardinals, Athletics, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Marlins, Braves and Mets.

Vance Worley (6-1) dominated for eight innings, as the 23-year-old allowed just one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking two. Ryan Madson worked a perfect ninth to seal the deal. Worley had a no-hitter going until Geovany Soto singled with one out in the fifth.

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Michael Martinez continued his torrid stretch, with two hits, two steals and two runs. The Rule 5 pick is hitting .379 with six runs since July 9. Chase Utley added two RBI doubles.

The Phillies are off today, before welcoming the San Diego Padres to Citizens Bank Park for a four-game set.

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