San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Ross Ohlendorf tossed six-plus strong
innings on Tuesday and the San Diego Padres topped the Chicago Cubs, 7-4, in
the middle installment of a three-game series at Petco Park.
Ohlendorf (4-2) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and a walk
with three strikeouts to snap a personal two-game losing streak.
Brad Boxberger, Alex Hinshaw and Brad Brach each recorded an out in the
seventh, Luke Gregerson tossed a scoreless eighth and Huston Street nailed
down his 20th save of the season with a perfect ninth.
Carlos Quentin clubbed a three-run home run, while Chase Headley and Everth
Cabrera each had a two-run single for the Padres, who have won three
consecutive games. Logan Forythe added a pair of hits and two runs scored.
"He's a proven offensive player when he's in there," Padres manager Bud Black
said of Quentin. "He's a weapon, an offensive weapon, like a lot of good
Josh Vitters picked up his first major league hit with a pinch-hit, two-run
double, while Darwin Barney and Steve Clevenger knocked in runs for the
skidding Cubs, who lost for the seventh straight time.
Brooks Raley (0-1) made his major league debut and was tagged for seven runs
on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts over four innings.
The Padres opened the scoring with four runs in the third inning. Ohlendorf
got things started with a single back through the box and Chris Denorfia
walked. Forsythe followed with a single to load the bases and Headley brought
home a pair with a base hit to center. Cabrera singled home two more runs
later in the frame.
Forsythe and Headley reached with two-out singles in the fourth before Quentin
got a fastball from Raley and belted it just over the wall in left-center
field, extending the San Diego lead to a comfortable 7-0 margin.
The Cubs got on the board courtesy of an RBI double by Barney in the fifth and
they added three more runs in the seventh to cut the deficit to 7-4. Bryan
LaHair reached on a fielding gaffe by Denorfia to start the inning and
moved to third on a passed ball. Clevenger slapped a base hit to right,
scoring LaHair and Vitters smoked a double to left to bring home the final two
Hinshaw walked David DeJesus to put two runners on base, but he then fanned
Brett Jackson. Brach struck out Starlin Castro to cap the frame.
Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to
soreness and swelling at the base of his right index finger. He is listed as
day-to-day...Raley was called up from Triple-A Iowa to take the spot of
pitcher Matt Garza, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress
reaction in his right elbow...Raley is the 15th rookie to suit up for the Cubs
this season..The Padres improved to 42-0 when leading after eight
innings...The Padres have taken the first two games of this series and assured
themselves their fourth straight series win at home.
The Sports Network