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National League Game Summary - San Diego at Chicago
(Thursday, April 24th)
Final Score: San Diego 2, Chicago 1
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Oliver Perez pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings to
lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of
a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
Perez (1-2) captured his first win in five starts this season. The 21-year-old
scattered six hits, struck out six and walked two. Luther Hackman and Mike
Matthews both pitched one-third of an inning, while Jaret Wright hurled two
innings of one-run ball for his second save.
Keith Lockhart had an RBI double and Ryan Klesko contributed a run-scoring
single for San Diego, which has won two straight after a six-game skid.
Matt Clement (2-2) had won his last two decisions but gave up two runs and six
hits over seven innings of work for the loss. Tom Goodwin went 2-for-4 with a
run scored and Eric Karros had a pair of hits in the loss.
Moises Alou went down looking in the first inning with a runner on third to
end any scoring chances in the frame for the Cubs.
San Diego then took the lead with a pair of runs in the third inning. Ramon
Vazquez singled off Clement leading off the inning and crossed the plate on
Lockhart's double to deep left-center field. Klesko then plated Lockhart with
a base hit to center.
Chicago threatened again in the seventh but came up short. Alou struck out and
Karros doubled to right field. Karros then moved to third after Ramon Martinez
singled to left and Hackman relieved Perez. Hackman struck out Damian Miller
and Matthews took the hill. Lenny Harris then popped out to end the inning.
The Cubs reached the scoreboard in the eighth. Wright was toeing the rubber
and Goodwin reached on an infield single. Goodwin then moved all the way to
third on a wild pitch and came home when Mark Grudzielanek grounded out to
Wright pitched the ninth and got Alou to fly out. Karros then grounded out and
Troy O'Leary struck out swinging to end the game.
San Diego dropped the opener but won the last two contests of this three-game
set...The Padres are 15-8 against the Cubs since the start of the 2000 season,
including an 8-5 mark at Wrigley Field...Vazquez went 5-for-12 during the
series...Alou is hitless in his last 11 at-bats...San Diego Padres third
baseman Sean Burroughs said he was hit by a cell phone thrown from the stands
in the eighth inning. Burroughs said the phone hit him in the right foot
shortly after Grudzielanek grounded out in the bottom of the eighth.
04/24 19:30:38 ET
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