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CHICAGO -- Ryan Kalish wants to make the most of his opportunity with the Chicago Cubs. Kalish got his first hit since Sept. 11, 2012, when he rapped an RBI triple in the first inning Sunday in the Chicago Cubs 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. He also had a two-run double and drew two walks as the Cubs avoided a sweep. Kalish missed all of last season after he underwent neck and shoulder surgeries. "Ive enjoyed every single day," he said. "Im trying to live my life like every day could be your last." Kalish made his second start for the Cubs in his first trip to the major since he played for the Boston Red Sox in 2012. "Every day I just come in and Im ready for whatevers thrown my way, especially with everything Ive been through," he said. "I just want to give it my all when I get the chance." Carlos Villanueva (1-2) allowed a run in five innings in his first start and third outing of the season for Chicago. A.J. Burnett (0-1), who signed a one-year, $16 million contract with the Phillies after he spent the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowed eight runs, four earned, in 5 2-3 innings. He struck out three but walked six. "I just didnt get it done," Burnett said. "I was pitching behind. I missed first pitches. The key today was throwing strikes. That was embarrassing. I dont care who you are, that is unacceptable." The Cubs scored four runs in the first and sixth innings. Their offence broke out after they scored eight runs and were 4 for 40 with runners in scoring position in their previous five games. "Theyve strung together a lot of good at-bats over the last five or six days. We just dont have a lot to show for it," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "Today, we happened to have some b*lls find holes, and we took advantage of it." The Phillies scored a run on Chase Utleys groundout in the fifth to cut the lead to 4-1. Manager Ryne Sandberg challenged the call that Utley was out at first, but the review confirmed it. Ryan Howard lined into an inning-ending double play. "It was a bang-bang play," Sandberg said about the challenge. "Its the fifth inning. We need baserunners. It was worth a shot." The Phillies went 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position. They scored two runs off reliever Jose Veras in the ninth. Villanueva made his first start after he pitched in relief in two extra-inning games against the Pirates. He allowed game-winning hits in both games. "I wasnt happy when that happened," Villanueva said. "I feel like Ive grown a lot in my years here. You tell me that would have happened to me 5-6 years ago - I dont know how I would have handled it. I take the positive out of it. Now I have a chance to contribute." NOTES: SS Starlin Castro moved to sixth in the Cubs lineup after hitting second or third in previous games and had an RBI double. 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The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career.DENVER -- Javier Baez made his major league debut a memorable one for himself and his family. Baez led off the 12th inning with a towering home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Tuesday night. Wellington Castillo also homered for the Cubs, who have won four of five. Baez, a prized prospect called up before the game, played his first game in the big leagues with his family sitting behind home plate. He struck out in three of his first five at-bats before hitting Boone Logans first pitch of the 12th an estimated 414 feet into the Rockies bullpen. "I faced him before and he threw me all curveballs," Baez said. "Hes got a good curveball so I wasnt sitting on the curveball, I was trying to hit a fastball." When he crossed home plate he pointed to his personal fan club and went back to the dugout where he was greeted with cheers. "Everybody was going crazy," he said. Baez nearly had his first hit in the seventh when he a drove a ball hard to right field but it was caught to end the inning. He didnt miss when he got a fastball in the 12th. "He had a few strikeouts but it wasnt for anxiousness," Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. "He didnt seem anxious at all. He got the first pitch he can hit and drove it." Hector Rondon (3-3) blew his fourth save but got the win and Carlos Villanueva picked up his second save. Both teams scored a run in the 11th to extend the game. Nolan Arenado homered and Logan (2-2) took the loss for the Rockies, who have dropped five straight. Rockies starter Brett Anderson allowed just one hit through three innings but left after one pitch in the fourth due to back spasms. "His back locked up and it doesnt look too good now," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. Franklin Morales came on and threw two scoreless innings before Castillo led off the sixth with his eighth home run of the season to cut Colorados lead to 3-1. The shakky Colorado bullpen faltered in the seventh.dddddddddddd Three relievers combined to walk six batters in the inning, three of which scored to give the Cubs a 4-3 lead. The Cubs drew nine walks and only had six hits. Arenado tied it in the bottom of the seventh with his 10th home run of the season. The Rockies took a 2-0 lead in the second on Brandon Barnes two-run double over the bag at third base. Colorado added another run on a walk and three hits in the fifth inning. STARTING STRONG Chicago right-hander Travis Wood left the game after six innings with a 4-3 lead but came away without a win. He has 10 quality starts this season but hasnt had a victory since June 15. The Cubs rotation has 56 quality starts but only 26 wins this year. TRAINERS ROOM Cubs: Right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is with the team and close to returning after missing more than a year following Tommy John surgery. In 12 rehab outings this year Fujikawa has a 0.77 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 11 2-3 innings. He last pitched in a major league game on May 26, 2013. Rockies: Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday but hasnt started baseball related activities. The leading hitter in the major leagues has been out since suffering a left hip flexor strain in Washington on July 19 and manager Walt Weiss said Tulowitzki could return in the next week. ON DECK Cubs: Jake Arrieta (6-2, 2.11) will try to duplicate his strong start last week when didnt allow a Rockies baserunner until late into the fifth inning in the Cubs win at Wrigley Field. The righty allowed just three hits in seven innings of work but faces a stiffer challenge at Coors Field. Rockies: Right-hander Jordan Lyles (5-1, 3.52) will return to the rotation after missing two months with a fractured left hand. Lyles, acquired in an off-season trade with Houston, was pitching effectively before suffering the injury on a comebacker against Arizona on June 4. ' ' 'ortunity to meet this burden." ' ' '
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