Padres end Cubs' 9-game winning streak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Greg Maddux and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat Chicago 2-1 on Wednesday night, snapping the Cubs' nine-game winning streak.

Brian Giles led off the eighth with a double off Ted Lilly (5-5). After he moved to third on a flyout, Kouzmanoff hit his sacrifice fly to center off Carlos Marmol to make it 2-1.

Maddux allowed one run and three hits in seven innings.

Heath Bell (3-3) pitched a perfect eighth and Trevor Hoffman faced four batters for his 12th save.

The Cubs had 52 runs and 95 hits during the winning streak. In the first two games against San Diego, Chicago had combined for 16 runs and 25 hits.


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