Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ Philadelphia

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stats_logo_400x225* The Cubs have not won a series in Philadelphia since winning two of three games April 6-8, 2001.

* On Thursday night, the Cubs were shut out for the ninth time this season – third most in the majors (Padres 11, Rays 10). The Phillies, winners of three straight, have not won four straight since a five-game win streak June 2-6, 2013.

* While the Cubs have won four consecutive games on Friday the 13th, the Phillies have lost three straight games on Friday the 13th.

* Since 2007, Chase Utley leads all major leaguers (minimum 100 PA) with a .380 batting average (49/129) against the Cubs.

* Luis Valbuena, who has recorded three consecutive multi-hit games, is hitting a National League-high .390 since May 13 (minimum 75 AB).

* Jimmy Rollins is just one hit shy of tying Hall-of-Famer Mike Schmidt (2234) for the top spot on the Phillies’ all-time list.

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