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Francisco Hits Solo To Twelfth As Phillies Edge Cubs 4-3

Last updated on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

(CHICAGO, IL) - Ben Francisco hit a solo home run in the top of the twelfth as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Chicago Cubs 4-3 to snap a three-game losing streak.

Chicago scored twice in the third to take the early lead.

Cubs starter Rich Harden was perfect through 5 1/3 innings, but gave up a walk to Carlos Ruiz and a two-run homer to Jimmy Rollins in the sixth.

Philadelphia added a run in the eighth before Milton Bradley tied the game with an RBI single off Phillies closer Brad Lidge in the ninth.

The former Notre Dame star suffered his major league-leading seventh blown save of the season.

The game remained knotted until Francisco's solo blast off Kevin Gregg in the twelfth.

The Cubs have lost three straight and five of their last six.

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