Chi. Cubs 8, San Diego 6

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 38516

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 17-35 12-16 5-19 L6
Chi. Cubs 18-32 12-15 6-17 W3


Cubs 8, Padres 6:
Darwin Barney hit a two-run, walk-off home run to lift Chicago to a three-game sweep at Wrigley Field.

It is the Cubs' first sweep of three or more games since taking four at Pittsburgh from Aug. 1-4, 2011.

Chicago rallied in the eighth against former Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner. Reed Johnson started it with a two-out single and pinch runner Tony Campana stole second and third. Campana scored when Starlin Castro slid into first base head first to beat out an infield single, tying it 6-6.

Bryan LaHair led off the ninth with a single against Dale Thayer (0-1) and Barney followed with a two-out blast to left-center on a 1-2 slider, his third of the season and the first walk-off homer of his career.

James Russell (2-0) pitched around two hits in the ninth for the win. 

San Diego's Carlos Quentin went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and drove in four runs in his third game since making his season debut. 

Chris Denorfia gave San Diego a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run in the second, his second of the season. Quentin followed with two-run blasts in the third and fifth.

Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger, who was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in his first game since April 25. 

Cubs starter Ryan Dempster allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings. Dempster allowed three home runs after giving up only three in his previous eight starts.

Anthony Bass lasted only 4 2/3 innings in the start for San Diego, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Quentin is 7-for-12 with three home runs and six RBIs since returning to the lineup on Monday. He had knee surgery March 19. … Cubs OF David DeJesus extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single in the fifth. … Castro extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single in the first. … Dempster is winless in 18 starts since Aug. 11, 2011. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Chi. Cubs
Anthony Bass Player Ryan Dempster
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.2 IP 4.1
2 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 6
9.64 ERA 12.46
San Diego   Chi. Cubs
Carlos Quentin Player Darwin Barney
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 3
2 HR 1
10 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 9 3 21 .257 17 9 6 6 3 0
Chi. Cubs 10 1 14 .278 16 7 8 7 4 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Cubs have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Padres have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .314 after a loss.
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