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San  Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Rizzo smacked a two-run homer and 
the  Chicago Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres, 5-1, in the opener of a four- 
game set on Thursday. 

Rizzo  also added  a double, while Junior  Lake posted an RBI double among his 
two  hits and scored  a run for the Cubs, who have won four of their last five 
games on the heels of a 2-10 stretch. 

Jake  Arrieta (1-0) fanned seven and surrendered a run on four hits and a walk 
over six innings to notch the win. 

Eric  Stults  (2-5) yielded five  runs on  six hits over  4 2/3 frames for San 
Diego, which has dropped four in a row. 

The  Padres  opened the  scoring with  Seth Smith's two-out  solo homer in the 
first, but the Cubs plated a pair in the fourth and three more in the fifth to 
surge ahead. 

Lake  led off  the fourth  with a  bunt single  down the  third-base line  for 
the  first  Chicago hit of  the game and Rizzo  followed with a no-doubt blast 
into the sand in right center for a 2-1 edge. 

Nate  Schierholtz doubled to begin the fifth before scoring on Darwin Barney's 
roller  back  through the  middle.  Barney  advanced  to second  on  Arrieta's 
sacrifice  bunt and scored when Emilio Bonifacio grounded a single through the 
hole on the right side. 

A  wild pitch allowed Bonifacio to scamper to second and Lake banged a one-hop 
double off the wall in center to plate him and extend the margin to 5-1. 

Carlos  Villanueva  fired a scoreless seventh,  eighth and ninth to record his 
first save since 2010. 

                                   Game Notes 

Rizzo  has  eight homers and  23 RBI this season  ... Chicago was 3-for-7 with 
runners in scoring position, while San Diego finished 0-for-4 and left six men 
on base. 

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