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Chi. Cubs (11-14) «000130100570
San Diego (12-13)000010010280

Cubs 5, Padres 2

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Had the offseason gone differently, Edwin Jackson could have been pitching against the Chicago Cubs on Monday instead of for them.

Jackson allowed one run and three hits in six innings as the Cubs rested most of their regulars in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres.

"I'm getting closer and closer to game mode," Jackson said. "The goal is to keep heading in a positive direction as we get closer to the regular season."

Jackson left his No. 36 jersey behind at the Cubs' clubhouse in Mesa and wore No. 82 instead. He struck out three and walked one.

San Diego pursued him but wouldn't guarantee a fourth year, and Jackson signed a $52 million, four-year deal with the Cubs, his ninth organization.

"The one thing I knew was that I could end up anywhere," Jackson said. "In free agency, you just never know how things are going to go, and I was ready for anything and ready to go anywhere. The transition hasn't been bad. I've worked to get acclimated with the system and a new group of guys. It's a pretty welcoming clubhouse, and that makes it easy to get used to a new team."

Padres starter Clayton Richard allowed Javier Baez's RBI groundout in the fourth and Dave Sappelt's three-run homer in the fifth. Richard gave up five runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out four and walked none. He recorded 10 outs on grounders.

Richard also had an RBI single in the fifth.

"The adjustment really seemed to help," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He let his arm get up a little higher, and that resulted in more sink and more consistent pitches throughout the day. The ball had a lot of action and was down in the zone. We were pleased with it. I know Clayton was too."

The Cubs used reserves after three days of split-squad games and plan to start their regulars on Tuesday.

NOTES: Padres LF Carlos Quentin played his second minor league game in as many days, and went 3 for 6 with a home run and two singles in six plate appearances. Quentin has been out most of spring training because of a knee injury. ... INF Logan Forsythe (plantar fasciitis) is close to a return to game action. ... RHP Casey Kelly will seek a second opinion on his ailing right elbow this week and will make a decision on whether to have elbow ligament- replacement surgery. ... The Padres optioned RHP Mile Mikolas to Triple-A. ... The Cubs officially reassigned INFs Junior Lake, Christian Villanueva, Josh Vitters and Javier Baez, OF Jorge Soler, C Rafael Lopez, RHP Barret Loux to their minor league camp.

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

D. Sappelt
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
San Diego

E. Cabrera
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Chicago Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dave Sappelt, CF4113010 .205
Darnell McDonald, LF3110010 .194
   a- Brian Bogusevic, PH-LF1000000 .412
Jorge Soler, RF4000011 .222
Javier Baez, SS4001020 .302
Steve Clevenger, C3010010 .364
    J.C. Boscan, C1000000 .308
Edwin Maysonet, 3B4010001 .114
Brent Lillibridge, 1B4220011 .458
Alberto Gonzalez, 2B2111000 .259
Edwin Jackson, P3000012 .000
    Drew Carpenter, P0000000 .000
    Zach Putnam, P0000000 .000
    Hector Rondon, P0000000 .000
Totals3357508  
a-flied out for McDonald in the 8th
Batting
3B - Brent Lillibridge (1, Richard)
HR - Dave Sappelt (3, Richard)
SF - Alberto Gonzalez (2)
RBI - Dave Sappelt 3 (9), Javier Baez (10), Alberto Gonzalez (3)
2-OUT RBI - Dave Sappelt 3 (6)
SB - Darnell McDonald (1, 2nd base off Richard/Baker)
Team LOB - 2
Chicago Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Edwin Jackson (W,1-2) 6311130 2.40
Drew Carpenter (H,2) 1100020 3.38
Zach Putnam (H,6) 1311010 3.52
Hector Rondon (S,1) 1100000 3.00
WP - Zach Putnam (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Edwin Jackson 76-49, Drew Carpenter 21-12, Zach Putnam 25-15, Hector Rondon 15-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edwin Jackson 9-6, Zach Putnam 2-0, Hector Rondon 1-2
Batters Faced - Edwin Jackson 22, Drew Carpenter 4, Zach Putnam 6, Hector Rondon 4
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS3020001 .333
    Jeudy Valdez, 3B1110000 .194
Alexi Amarista, 2B3000001 .333
    Gregorio Petit, SS1011000 .214
Will Venable, RF3000001 .216
    Kyle Gaedele, RF1000011 .333
Mark Kotsay, LF2000001 .478
    Rico Noel, LF-CF2010010 .625
Cameron Maybin, CF3000010 .286
    Luis Tejada, 1B1000002 .000
Kyle Blanks, 1B3000010 .366
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
   a- Eddy Rodriguez, PH1000000 .273
John Baker, C2010100 .214
    Mallex Smith, PR-LF1000000 .000
Cody Ransom, 3B2100011 .200
    Jonathan Galvez, 2B2010001 .406
Clayton Richard, P2011010 .333
    Tommy Layne, P0000000 .000
    Rene Rivera, C2000001 .059
Totals3528216  
a-flied out for Gregerson in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jeudy Valdez (5, Putnam)
RBI - Gregorio Petit (6), Clayton Richard (1)
2-OUT RBI - Clayton Richard (1)
SB - Rico Noel (4, 2nd base off Putnam/Boscan), Mallex Smith (1, 2nd base off Carpenter/Clevenger), Cody Ransom (1, 2nd base off Jackson/Clevenger)
Team LOB - 7
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clayton Richard (L,1-1) 6.2755041 6.59
Tommy Layne 0.1000010 10.29
Huston Street 1000020 3.00
Luke Gregerson 1000010 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Richard 74-52, Tommy Layne 4-3, Huston Street 11-8, Luke Gregerson 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Richard 10-6
Batters Faced - Clayton Richard 27, Tommy Layne 1, Huston Street 3, Luke Gregerson 3
Game Information
Attendance - 5566
Game Time - 2:14
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Stuart Scheurwater, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Ben May, Third Base - Kellen Levy