Chi. Cubs 11, San Diego 7

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 28, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 38452

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 7 12 0
Chi. Cubs 2 1 0 3 0 2 3 0 11 14 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 17-33 12-16 5-17 L4
Chi. Cubs 16-32 10-15 6-17 W1

Recap

Cubs 11, Padres 7: Alfonso Soriano hammered a two-run homer onto Waveland Avenue beyond Wrigley Field to put the Cubs ahead for good as Chicago snapped its 12-game losing streak.

Soriano’s blast, one of eight homers in the wind-aided slugfest, gave the Cubs an 8-7 sixth-inning lead. Ian Stewart, Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro also homered for Chicago, which ended its longest skid since starting the 1997 season 0-14.

Chase Headley homered twice among his four hits and drove in three for San Diego, which also got long balls from Will Venable and Everth Cabrera.

San Diego ended a 26-inning scoreless streak in the first when outfielder Carlos Quentin, returning from knee surgery, doubled in Chris Denorfia. The lead was short-lived as Chicago plated two in the bottom half on Castro’s run-scoring single and Bryan LaHair’s RBI grounder.

Then the home run barrage began. Randy Wells (1-1) earned the win in relief, while Alex Hinshaw (0-1) took the loss.

San Diego has lost seven of eight and fell to 5-17 on the road.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Golfer Phil Mickelson said Monday that he is part of a group attempting to buy the Padres. Five groups are in the running to purchase the team from majority owner John Moores. ... Padres OF Cameron Maybin sat out a second straight game with a right wrist sprain. … Two of Castro’s four homers this season have come on 0-2 pitches. ... Cubs leadoff hitter David DeJesus tripled twice, though the second resulted from a misplayed fly ball. ... San Diego starter Jeff Suppan and Chicago starter Travis Wood each gave up six runs over five innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Chi. Cubs
Jeff Suppan Player Travis Wood
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 7
10.80 ERA 10.80
Hitting
San Diego   Chi. Cubs
Chase Headley Player Alfonso Soriano
4 Hits 3
3 RBI 3
2 HR 1
11 TB 7
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 12 4 29 .308 19 6 7 3 1 0
Chi. Cubs 14 4 32 .378 4 4 11 0 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Cubs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Padres have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .333 after a loss.