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Colvin's double in 10th propels Cubs past Padres

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CHICAGO -- With a first-pitch temperature barely above freezing, Monday was the kind of night Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto could do without.

Good thing for him it ended on a high note - even if it took an extra inning.

Pinch-hitter Tyler Colvin doubled home Soto with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

Soto reached on a fielder's choice with two outs, then scored from first when Colvin lined a shot to right. The Cubs had an abbreviated celebration at home before bolting for the clubhouse for cover.

"The whole game you go out there and you're kind of miserable and it's so cold," Soto said. "We wanted to get out of there so badly. We were like, 'Man, all we need is one.' But it was tough to get that one."

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Carlos Marmol (1-1) struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win for the Cubs.

Chad Qualls (0-1) allowed a run while getting two outs for San Diego.

Tim Stauffer scattered four hits in seven scoreless innings, striking out four and walking one. He lowered his ERA from 4.80 to 3.27 before being replaced by pinch-hitter Brad Hawpe in the eighth after throwing just 95 pitches.

"I felt pretty good still," Stauffer said. "I felt like I had another one in me; it's just a matter of my spot coming up in the order. I felt just as good late in the game as at any other point.

Wearing no sleeves, Carlos Zambrano one-upped Stauffer, allowing three hits in eight scoreless innings for Chicago. He struck out 10 and walked one.

Zambrano struck out the side in the first, then got stronger as the game went on. He retired the last 13 batters he faced, lowering his ERA from 6.11 to 4.21.

Zambrano, who hasn't lost since being put on the suspended list for a dugout tirade during a loss to the White Sox on June 25, faced his only real trouble in the second.

He struck out Nick Hundley to lead off the inning before allowing a single to Ryan Ludwick. Cameron Maybin then reached base on a fielder's choice, and Jason Bartlett's single advanced Maybin to third.

But Zambrano stranded both runners by getting Stauffer to ground out to shortstop.

Zambrano allowed just one more hit a fourth-inning single by Hundley.

"Big Z has been here for almost 10 years so he can handle [the weather]," Soto said. "Plus seeing him pitch with no sleeves, I was even colder. But he's a veteran so he knows what to do and he brought it."

San Diego's 3-4-5 hitters -- Orlando Hudson, Jorge Cantu and Hundley -- went a combined 1 for 11 with eight strikeouts. Bartlett, who entered the game batting .167, led the Padres with two hits.

"It's Chicago. It's the windy city. It's a great place to play in the summertime," Hudson said. "But it's not summertime."

Chicago's 3-4-5 hitters -- Marlon Byrd, Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena -- also went a combined 1-for-11. The trio's only hit was a bunt single by Pena.

Pena just missed winning it with a left-field shot in the ninth, but the wind kept him from his first homer in a Cubs uniform.

"He crushed that ball," Cubs manager Mike Quade said. "Well guess what, maybe a bunt single is the way to go sometimes. On nights like this when we're scrapping for a run, why not?

Notes

  • It was the first night game at Wrigley Field in 2011.
  • Chicago right-handed pitchers Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner were scheduled to be evaluated by the team orthopedic specialist Monday night. Both have been on the DL since April 8 -- Wells with a strained forearm and Cashner with a rotator cuff strain.
  • Padres OF Chris Denorfia pinch-hit a day after exiting San Diego's 8-6 win over Houston in the fourth inning with a bruised left forearm suffered during a collision with the right-field wall.
  • LHP Joe Thatcher, who's spent the early season on the DL with a shoulder injury, played catch Monday. San Diego manager Bud Black said Thatcher felt fine but isn't ready to throw off a mound yet.
 
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Geovany Soto, who represents the winning run, rejoices with Starlin Castro after the Cubs win in walk-off style in the 10th. (AP)
Geovany Soto, who represents the winning run, rejoices with Starlin Castro after the Cubs win in walk-off style in the 10th. (AP)

Players of the Game
Chicago

C. Zambrano
IP 8.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 1
K 10
San Diego

T. Stauffer
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 0
BB 1
K 4
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Will Venable, RF3000010 .149
   a- Chris Denorfia, PH-RF1010000 .269
Chase Headley, 3B2000110 .259
Orlando Hudson, 2B4000022 .278
Jorge Cantu, 1B3000031 .162
Nick Hundley, C4010032 .340
Ryan Ludwick, LF4010021 .135
Cameron Maybin, CF4000011 .232
Jason Bartlett, SS4020000 .196
Tim Stauffer, P2000002 .000
   b- Brad Hawpe, PH1000000 .135
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
   c- Eric Patterson, PH1000001 .083
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
Totals33050113  
a-singled for Venable in the 9th
b-grounded out for Stauffer in the 8th
c-flied out for Gregerson in the 10th
Batting
SH - Chase Headley (1)
SB - Chase Headley (1, 2nd base off Zambrano/Soto)
Team LOB - 6
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tim Stauffer 7400140 3.27
Mike Adams 1000000 1.00
Luke Gregerson 1000000 1.08
Chad Qualls (L,0-1) 0.2111100 1.17
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Stauffer 95-57, Mike Adams 7-5, Luke Gregerson 10-6, Chad Qualls 10-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Stauffer 10-7, Mike Adams 2-1, Luke Gregerson 1-2, Chad Qualls 1-1
Batters Faced - Tim Stauffer 26, Mike Adams 3, Luke Gregerson 3, Chad Qualls 4
Chicago Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Starlin Castro, SS4010001 .408
Darwin Barney, 2B3000000 .311
Marlon Byrd, CF4000001 .275
Aramis Ramirez, 3B3000101 .333
Carlos Pena, 1B4010001 .214
Alfonso Soriano, LF4000021 .250
Kosuke Fukudome, RF3010101 .320
Geovany Soto, C4110013 .255
Carlos Zambrano, P1000011 .333
   a- Blake DeWitt, PH1000000 .167
    Sean Marshall, P0000000 .000
    Carlos Marmol, P0000000 .000
   b- Tyler Colvin, PH1011000 .150
Totals3215124  
a-flied out for Zambrano in the 8th
b-doubled for Marmol in the 10th
Batting
2B - Tyler Colvin (3, Qualls)
SH - Darwin Barney (1), Carlos Zambrano (1)
RBI - Tyler Colvin (7)
2-OUT RBI - Tyler Colvin (1)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Pena
E - Aramis Ramirez (2, Missed catch of throw)
Chicago Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlos Zambrano 83001100 4.21
Sean Marshall 0.2100010 1.17
Carlos Marmol (W,1-1) 1.1100020 2.08
HBP - Cantu (by Carlos Marmol)
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Zambrano 110-69, Sean Marshall 5-5, Carlos Marmol 23-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Zambrano 8-5, Sean Marshall 1-0
Batters Faced - Carlos Zambrano 27, Sean Marshall 3, Carlos Marmol 6
Game Information
Attendance - 36597
Game Time - 2:26
Temperature - 34
Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - James Hoye