Chicago Cubs (27-39) at Philadelphia Phillies (29-37), 1:35 p.m. (ET)


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( - Fresh off becoming the all-time hits leader for the Philadelphia Phillies, shortstop Jimmy Rollins takes a nine-game hitting streak into the series finale against the Chicago Cubs Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

He passed Hall-of-Famer Mike Schmidt with a single in the fifth inning to become the Phillies all-time leader with 2,235 career hits in yesterday's 7-4 Phillies win.

"It was definitely special," said Rollins. "I was more consumed with winning the ballgame than the milestone itself. It was going to happen at some point as long as I was on the field."

The victory kept alive the Phillies' hopes to extend an amazing streak against the Cubs, who haven't won a series in Philadelphia since 2001. Since the beginning of the 2002 season, Philadelphia is 17-3-5 in 25 series against the Cubs, including a 9-0-3 series record at home. The Phillies have not lost a home series to the Cubs since a three-game set from April 6-8, 2001 (1-2).

A.J. Burnett gets an opportunity to win his second straight start for the Phillies. The right-hander limited the Padres to three hits and a pair of runs over 7 1/3 innings of a 5-2 final on Tuesday. He is 7-3 with a 3.24 ERA in 12 career starts against the Cubs.

Travis Wood, who has won two straight appearances and five of his last six starts, counters for the Cubs. The lefty gave up nine hits and three runs over 6 2/3 frames of a 7-3 victory at Pittsburgh Tuesday. Wood's first start this season was a loss at home to the Phillies on April 4. That's his only decision in four career starts versus Philadelphia.

Domonic Brown stroked a three-run home run for the Phillies yesterday. Chase Utley connected on a solo shot while Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two runs scored for the Phillies, who have won four of their last five contests.

David Buchanan (2-3) allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts in five innings to win his first game since his major league debut on May 24.

Edwin Jackson (4-7), whose struggles against the Phillies continued with a 1-6 record, was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and two walks in just 4 2/3 innings.

"I just have to get back to finding that rhythm early," said Jackson. "The main thing is keeping the ball down. Hitters are getting good wood on it. I just have to get back to the basics."

Luis Valbuena, Justin Ruggiano and Mike Olt each had solo home runs for the Cubs, who have lost five of their last seven.

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