Philadelphia Phillies defeat Chicago Cubs, 4-1

A game of inches also can be a game of seemingly endless distances.

On one play in the ninth inning Saturday, it was both for the Cubs and catcher Geovany Soto.

After guiding starter Randy Wells through seven scoreless innings and setup man Sean Marshall through another, Soto positioned himself to take a throw from left fielder Tyler Colvin and slap a game-ending tag on Philadelphia Phillies baserunner Brian Schneider, who was trying to score from second on a single by ...

Even though the Cubs have had a tough season, left-hander Sean Marshall has proved to be a revelation as a setup man.

Marshall worked another scoreless inning Saturday, notching his 12th hold and striking out two in the eighth. He has held opponents scoreless in his last six outings and in 13 of his last 14.

He is 6-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 47 innings this season, but he has an even-more-sparkling 1.43 ERA since April 24.

''So far, so good,'' said Ma...