San Diego 2, Chi. Cubs 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 6, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 27187

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 43-64 27-24 16-40 L6
San Diego 47-64 25-30 22-34 W2

Recap

Padres 2, Cubs 0: Eric Stults went the first 5 1/3 innings and the bullpen picked it up from there as host San Diego limited Chicago to five hits in a five-pitcher shutout.

Yonder Alonso and Everth Cabrera each drove in a run and Huston Street earned his 19th save in as many opportunities for the Padres, who have won three of four.

Stults (2-2) surrendered all five hits and walked two while striking out five to earn his first win since May 24. Moved into the rotation when Kip Wells was designated for assignment last week, Stults threw 54 of his 79 pitches for strikes before handing it off.

The bullpen was even sharper, combining for three strikeouts in 3 2/3 perfect frames.

San Diego got to Chicago starter Travis Wood (4-8) in the fourth. Carlos Quentin reached with a one-out double and scored when Alonso followed with a single to center.

Cameron Maybin doubled in front of Cabrera, who laced a line drive back up the middle that glanced off the glove of diving second baseman Darwin Barney to plate Alonso for a 2-0 edge.

Cubs rookie Josh Vitters got his first major league start and went 0-for-3 at the plate but made a sparkling defensive play, diving into foul territory to make the stop and firing to first for the out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cubs will place RHP Matt Garza (triceps) on the 15-day disabled list. Garza has not pitched since July 21 and an MRI exam revealed no major damage. … Cubs rookie Brett Jackson, who made his first start on Sunday, went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in his second game. … Padres owner John Moores has reportedly reached an agreement to sell the team to a group headed by San Diego businessman Ron Fowler.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   San Diego
Travis Wood Player Eric Stults
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 5.1
3 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   San Diego
Welington Castillo Player Alexi Amarista
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 5 0 6 .156 13 8 0 2 2 0
San Diego 6 0 9 .214 13 5 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Padres have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Cubs have a W/L % of .432 after a win and .381 after a loss.