San Diego 9, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:35 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Ripperger, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 32452

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
San Diego 0 0 4 1 0 4 0 0 9 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 71-91 39-42 32-49 L1
San Diego 71-91 35-46 36-45 W1

Recap


Will Venable hit his first career grand slam and the San Diego Padres beat the visiting Chicago Cubs 9-2 on Wednesday as both teams ended the season with identical 71-91 records.

Nick Hundley blasted a three-run homer in the third off Ryan Dempster (10-14), who allowed nine runs in 5 2/3 innings and lost his sixth straight decision.

After giving up a grand slam to the Pirates’ Neil Walker on opening day, Dempster allowed Venable’s grand slam with two outs in the sixth inning of the season’s final game.

Starlin Castro doubled in the eighth to extend his career-best run of reaching base to 40 straight games. The 21-year-old shortstop also became the youngest player to lead the National League in hits with 207.

Wade LeBlanc (5-6) gave up two runs over seven innings for the Padres, who finished last in the National League West despite winning eight of their last 12 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   San Diego
Ryan Dempster Player Wade LeBlanc
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 5
14.29 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   San Diego
Blake DeWitt Player Cameron Maybin
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 6 0 9 .207 10 6 2 2 0 2
San Diego 10 2 18 .294 15 9 9 5 1 0
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