San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chase Headley knocked in three runs and
the Padres got homers from Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal in an 11-1 rout
of the Chicago Cubs.
Tim Stauffer (2-0) allowed two hits over five innings to get the win in his
first start since May 14, 2012. The 31-year-old right-handed long reliever was
pressed into the rotation due to Robbie Erlin hitting the disabled list.
Stauffer didn't disappoint, as he had five strikeouts and walked one batter.
This was Stauffer's first victory as a starter since Sept. 16, 2011 against
Arizona. He made 55 appearances out of the Padres bullpen in between starts
"We talked about it internally about the experience," Padres manager Bud Black
said of Stauffer. "He's been out there before. Giving us five was great based
on what we have to do tomorrow."
Black said the Padres would bring up Billy Buckner from Triple-A El Paso to
start Saturday's contest. Buckner takes the spot of Andrew Cashner, who is
also on the DL.
Seth Smith, Alonso and Grandal each ended with two RBI. Cameron Maybin had a
pair of doubles and scored three times, as the Padres snapped a four-game
Edwin Jackson (3-4) surrendered nine hits and eight runs over four innings for
the Cubs, who failed to build on Thursday's 5-1 win in the opener of this
"Today was just a terrible job making adjustments all around," said Jackson.
"No excuses, just flat out terrible job at making adjustments."
Welington Castillo recorded the lone RBI for the Cubs.
Stauffer had a huge lead to work with, as the Padres built a 7-0 lead after
two innings. Everth Cabrera singled, Maybin doubled and Smith followed with a
two-run single to right. One out later, Alonso homered to right field.
Grandal led off the home second with a homer to left, and Headley doubled in
two more later in the frame.
Headley tacked on an RBI base hit in the fourth before the Cubs finally broke
through in the seventh on Castillo's run-scoring single.
The Padres added three more in the home seventh, highlighted by Jedd Gyorko's
Prior to the game, the Padres marked the 30th anniversary of the 1984 NL
championship with a ceremonial first pitch by several returning alumni
players, including Steve Garvey and Gary Templeton ... From 2005-2012,
Stauffer made 70 starts for the Padres ... Jackson is 0-5 in 11 career games
(9 starts) against the Padres ... Donn Roach, who was supposed to start
Saturday, pitched the eighth inning Friday.