Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Scott Hairston and Cody Ransom smacked back-to-
back home runs in the second inning and the Chicago Cubs defeated the San
Diego Padres, 5-3, in the first of a four-game series on Monday.
Ransom and Darwin Barney drove in two runs apiece for the Cubs, who have won
seven of eight games against the Padres at home.
Starter Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs on four hits and four walks in five
innings in a no-decision. Michael Bowden (1-1) pitched a perfect sixth and
Kevin Gregg was perfect through the final 1 1/3 innings to notch his fourth
Yonder Alonso had two RBI for the Padres, who saw starter Clayton Richard
(0-3) surrender five runs on seven hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings.
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