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A little history in win
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Cubs 6, Padres 2
Milton Bradley's homer in the sixth put the Cubs up for good. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Milton Bradley belted a go-ahead two-run home run and Bobby Scales, playing in his first Major League season after spending 10-plus seasons in the Minors, hit his first career homer as the Cubs won the opener. Rich Harden was solid through six, and won his fourth straight decision.
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Series at a glance:
SD
San Diego (13-20)
Lost 4
Chi Cubs 6, San Diego 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (18-14)
Won 2
May 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 X   6 11 0
Standings thru 5/12/09  |  Recap: SD | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Padres stats  |  Cubs stats
San Diego AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Giles, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .161
Eckstein, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .263
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .301
Headley, LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .246
Gerut, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .229
Kouzmanoff, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215
Blanco, H, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .162
Rodriguez, L, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .240
Peavy, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Moreno, E, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Macias, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Meredith, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 2 5 2 2 7 8  

a-Struck out for Moreno, E in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Giles (4, Harden).
HR: Gonzalez, Ad (11, 1st inning off Harden, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Gerut; Eckstein; Gonzalez, Ad 5; Giles 2.
RBI: Gonzalez, Ad 2 (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, L.
GIDP: Headley.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gerut (2, 2nd base off Heilman/Soto, G).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 .278
Theriot, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .287
Fukudome, CF 5 1 3 0 0 2 1 .333
Lee, D, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 .202
Bradley, RF 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 .186
Fontenot, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .222
Soto, G, C 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 .175
Miles, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .208
Harden, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Scales, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .429
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Hoffpauir, M, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .306
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 6 11 5 4 11 15  

a-Homered for Heilman in the 7th. b-Singled for Marmol in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A 2 (9, Peavy, Peavy), Fukudome 2 (9, Peavy, Peavy).
HR: Bradley (4, 6th inning off Peavy, 1 on, 1 out), Scales (1, 7th inning off Moreno, E, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Scales 4; Bradley 4; Fukudome 5; Soriano, A 5; Miles; Soto, G; Hoffpauir, M.
RBI: Soriano, A 2 (22), Bradley 2 (8), Scales (1).
2-out RBI: Soriano, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Theriot 2; Fontenot 3; Fukudome.
SAC: Harden.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Fukudome (4, 2nd base off Moreno, E/Blanco, H).

FIELDING
DP: (Miles-Theriot-Lee, D).

 
San Diego IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peavy (L, 2-5) 6.0 6 3 3 2 9 1 4.30
Moreno, E 1.0 2 1 1 2 0 1 4.67
Meredith 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 4.50
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden (W, 4-1) 6.0 4 2 2 1 5 1 4.54
Heilman (H, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.06
Marmol (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.94
Gregg 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86

WP: Peavy, Meredith.
Pitches-strikes: Peavy 111-73, Moreno, E 29-16, Meredith 23-16, Harden 101-62, Heilman 17-10, Marmol 16-8, Gregg 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peavy 6-1, Moreno, E 2-1, Meredith 1-0, Harden 4-3, Heilman 1-1, Marmol 1-1, Gregg 1-1.
Batters faced: Peavy 26, Moreno, E 7, Meredith 6, Harden 22, Heilman 4, Marmol 4, Gregg 3.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 39,963.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
May 12, 2009
May 12, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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