The Shark didn't have his best outing of the season as he walked Everth Cabrera to lead off the game and then allowed a single to Chase Headley. Samardzija then threw two wild pitches and the runners advanced and Cabrera ended up scoring on that second wild pitch.
Michael Bowden earned the win and Kevin Gregg got James Russell out of an 8th inning jam and closed out the game to earn his fourth save of the season. It sure is nice to see the Cubs have an effective bullpen that's actually doing the job they're there for.
Scott Hairston and former Padre Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in the second inning and Ransom also had two RBIs, which included a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning.
|Scott Hairston and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in the second inning against the Padres (Chicago Tribune photo)|
|Darwin Barney had two RBIs against the Padres (Chicago Tribune photo)|