Alfonso Soriano clubbed a three-run homer and Aramis Ramirez added a solo shot as the Cubs topped the Padres, 6-2, on Tuesday night at Petco Park. Blake DeWitt added a two-run single for Chicago, which snapped a three-game slide. Matt Garza improved to 10-and-10 on the season, pitching seven innings and surrendering two runs while fanning eight.
Chad Qualls gave up three runs in just one inning to absorb the loss. Kyle Blanks smacked a two-run double to account for all the runs for San Diego, which has lost three-of-five. The Northsiders play their season finale this evening in San Diego. Ryan Dempster gets the nod against Wade LeBlanc.