Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Scott Feldman pitched his first career complete
game and set a personal best with 12 strikeouts as the Chicago Cubs topped the
San Diego Padres, 6-2, at Wrigley Field.
Feldman (2-3) gave up homers to Jedd Gyorko and Chase Headley among the three
San Diego hits. The right-hander walked just one batter and contributed an RBI
Dioner Navarro had a two-run double for the Cubs, who bounced back from a 13-7
Former Cub Andrew Cashner (1-2) allowed six hits and five runs -- four earned
-- over four innings, as the Padres lost for just the second time in their
last seven games.
Starlin Castro's single into center field plated Julio Bourbon in the opening
inning in the third portion of this four-game series.
Feldman's double to the right field corner scored Darwin Barney in the second,
and the righty went back to the mound with great success the following two
innings. Feldman struck out the side in the third and fourth frames.
Navarro's two-bagger to the gap in right-center field scored Anthony Rizzo and
Castro in the third, and Bourbon came home on Luis Valbuena's groundout in the
fourth for a 5-0 cushion.
Castro singled with one out in the seventh and scored on a Nate Schierholtz
Gyorko started the eighth with his first career homer, a shot to left-center
field. Headley homered to right with one out in the ninth.
The Cubs have won five of their last seven contests ... Feldman's previous
career-high of 11 strikeouts came Aug. 23, 2009 at Tampa Bay when he pitched
for Texas ... Feldman threw 80 of his 114 pitches for strikes.
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