Chicago Cubs defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3

So how did Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez start to get his groove back?

''I just keep swinging,'' he said. ''I want to swing hard all the time, and I need to, especially when I get a good pitch to hit.''

Ramirez had a day many players dream about Friday afternoon in the Cubs' 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field.

Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and a game-winning home run with two outs in the eighth.

It was his fourth game-winning R...

The trade rumors swirling around Cubs starter Ted Lilly are hard to ignore.

And the southpaw did nothing to dissuade potential suitors, throwing seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out 10 before the Cubs knocked off the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Friday on Aramis Ramirez's home run in the eighth inning before 40,622 at Wrigley Field.

''I know for sure that some teams have come from farther back than we are to win, and I'd like to be a part of that,'' Lil...