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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs jumped on Philadelphia Phillies starter A.J. Burnett for four runs in the first inning and never looked back to salvage the finale of a three-game series with an 8-3 victory Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Left fielder Ryan Kalish went went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and reached base four times while first baseman Anthony Rizzo was 2-for-3 with one run batted in as the Cubs broke a two-game losing streak and avoided a series sweep.

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins and left fielder Domonic Brown each had two hits as the Phillies' two-game winning streak was snapped.

Cubs right-hander Carlos Villanueva (1-2) was a winner in his first start after decisions in two relief appearances last week. Right-handed Burnett (0-1) gave up all eight runs although just four were earned.

The Cubs opened a 1-0 lead as Kalish broke a four-game hitless streak with a first pitch triple to center that scored second baseman Emilio Bonifacio.

Kalish, who recorded his first hit since missing 2013 while recovering from shoulder surgery, scored on right fielder Nate Schierholtz's sacrifice. Rizzo, who had walked just before Schierholtz's hit, came home as shortstop Starlin Castro's doubled over Brown's head.

Third baseman Luis Valbuena, who had reached on a walk, later scored on center fielder Ryan Sweeney's sacrifice to center for a 4-0 lead.

The Phillies had bases loaded on Villanueva with one out in the fourth but right fielder Marlon Byrd was forced out at home as third baseman Cody Ashe grounded to Villanueva and he fired to catcher John Baker. Burnett ended the inning with a fly to center.

The Phillies threatened again in the fifth with runners at second and third and none out.

This time they got a run as second baseman Chase Utley grounded into a fielder's choice that scored center fielder Ben Revere and left runners still at second at third.

The Cubs escaped when first baseman Ryan Howard lined to Bonifacio and he fired to Castro at second for a double play that caught Rollins.

Valbuena nearly made it 7-1 in at the fifth but his towering two-out fly to right stayed inside the park, hauled in by Byrd.

Sweeney landed on third base in the sixth when Revere botched a catch on a liner and the ball bounded to the wall. Sweeney then scored with two out to make it 5-1 as Rollins failed to step on second for a force on a Bonifacio grounder.

That briefly left runners on first and third for Kalish, who delivered a double to left center scoring Baker and Bonifacio for a 7-1 Cubs lead.

That was it for Burnett, who departed in favor of right handed reliever Brad Lincoln. RIzzo greeted Lincoln with a RBI single scoring Kalish as the Cubs made it 8-1.

Cubs right-handed reliever Jose Veras walked the bases loaded with one out in the ninth and got Rollins to ground to third for a force while third baseman Cody Asche scored. He walked Utley to load the bases again and was pulled for right hander Pedro Strop.

Strop's first throw was a wild pitch, allowing Revere to score. But he got Howard to fly to left to end the game.

Burnett gave up eight runs (four earned) on five hits while he walked six and struck out three.

Villanueva, meanwhile, left after five innings after allowing one run on six hits, striking out three and walking none.

NOTES: Cubs manager Rick Renteria went with a four left-handed batters plus a switch hitter against RHP A.J. Burnett on Sunday. And he won't fear altering his starting lineup and move players around. "To see if we can put them in the best position, yes, It's possible." ... RHP Jake Arrieta's rehab assignment in Class AA Tennessee went well Saturday. Arrieta, who started nine games last year, struck out three, walked one and allowed no hits against Pensacola. ... Through the first five games Cubs starting pitchers had a combined 1.95 ERA, fifth lowest in the majors. ... Phillies 2B Chase Utley is only the third player in team history with 300 doubles, 200 homers, 800 RBI and 100 stolen bases, joining Hall of Famer Mike Schmitt and current teammate Jimmy Rollins. ... Schmitt hit his final home run at Wrigley Field almost 25 years ago to the day. He ended his career with 50 homers in Chicago, four behind all-time leader Willie Mays. ... Both teams are off on Monday. The Phillies head home and send RHP Kyle Hendrick (0-0, 1.29 ERA) against Milwaukee's Kyle Lohse (0-1, 3.86 ERA). The Cubs host Pittsburgh on Tuesday with RHP Edwin Jackson (0-0, 1.69 ERA) against Pirates RHP Charlie Morton (0-0, 0.00 ERA) in the first 2014 game under the lights.

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