Jeff Samardzija held the Padres to two runs on seven hits and struck out seven leading the Cubs to a 3-2 win over the Padres at Petco Park. Samardzija improved to 8-and-4 and Kevin Gregg earned his 26th save. Darwin Barney hit a home run as part of his three hits and drove in two runs. Anthony Rizzo drove in the other Cubs' run. Chicago ended a four-game losing streak. Will Venable had three hits for the Padres. He and Yonder Alonso drove in San Diego's two runs. Eric Stults took the loss and fell to 8-and-11.
Final game of the series is this afternoon.