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CHC@PHI: Rollins tallies franchise record 2,235th hit

Jimmy Rollins moved to the top of the Phillies' hits leaderboard with a fifth-inning leadoff single on Saturday against the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park.

Rollins' 2,235th hit moved him ahead of Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and into sole possession of the most hits in Phillies history.

"That's something I did want to do at home," Rollins said Friday night after he tied the record with a double in Philadelphia's 2-1 loss to Chicago.

All 15 of Rollins' Major League seasons have been with the Phillies.

"If you're around long enough and you're healthy long enough and you're a good enough player, you will accomplish some pretty cool things," Rollins said.

Rollins' single Saturday sparked a three-run fifth inning for Philadelphia that put them ahead, 7-3. The shortstop rides a nine-game hitting streak into the finale of the three-game series with the Cubs.

Travis Wood and A.J. Burnett will take the mound in the rubber match.

Wood (6-5, 4.95 ERA) won his sixth game of the season on Tuesday against the Pirates. He tossed 6 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on nine hits. He faced the Phillies in his first start of the season, and gave up four runs in six. The the Phillies went on to win, 7-2.

After three straight rough outings, Burnett (4-5, 4.24 ERA) settled down on Tuesday in a 5-2 win over the Padres. He tossed 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball to earn the victory.

In his previous three starts (20 innings), Burnett allowed 26 hits, 11 walks and 19 runs (17 earned).

Burnett was roughed up by Chicago on April 6. He issued six walks and allowed five hits and four earned runs in an 8-3 loss.

Phillies: De Fratus on a roll
Phillies right-hander Justin De Fratus has been pitching well in the bullpen since being recalled from Triple-A late last month.

He has allowed six hits, one walk and struck out 11 in 11 scoreless innings over 10 appearances since he rejoined the big league roster.

It has been a boost for the Phillies' bullpen, which has also been pitching well. It had a 1.27 ERA since June 3 entering play Saturday, which was the second-best mark in baseball in that span.

Cubs: Rondon saddled with elbow soreness
Chicago manager Rick Renteria said Hector Rondon has been experiencing right elbow soreness, and that factored into Renteria's decision to bring in Neil Ramirez over Rondon in Friday night's save situation.

Rondon threw a bullpen session before Saturday afternoon's Phillies-Cubs game. The reliever tossed 11 pitches, including three breaking balls.

"Didn't have any setbacks," Renteria said. "So we'll see how he feels [Sunday], how he reacts. He looked good."

Renteria added that if Rondon does feel better on Sunday, he could be available to pitch. The right-hander hasn't pitched in a game since June 6.

"We weren't concerned about it. I think we're just more airing on the side of caution. I think that's the prudent thing to do."

Worth noting
• Phillies third baseman Cody Asche continued his rehab assignment Saturday with Class A Lakewood. He is on the disabled list recovering from a strained left hamstring.

• Cubs starting pitchers have recorded 33 quality starts this season, yet only have 15 individual wins from starters in those 33 games. Cubs starters have 12 no-decisions in quality starts to go along with six losses. Chicago's team record is only 17-16 in those 33 games, despite a 1.83 ERA from their starters. Comments