Chicago Cubs defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1

PHILADELPHIA -- Some teams heat up with the weather.

The Cubs, strangely, seem to be heating up with the quality of their schedule.

After surviving a close game Sunday to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs have run their winning streak to four games with a two-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies, who are expected to contend in the National League West, and a 4-1 victory Wednesday against the two-time defending NL champion Philadelphia Phillies.

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