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Darwin Barney Gets First Major League Hit, But Cubs Lose Again

The Cubs lost 9-5 to the Padres Monday evening, despite Darwin Barney’s first major league hit, a double in the first inning. The Cubs failed to score in that inning despite having runners on second and third with nobody out.

The Padres took a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh, but the Cubs closed it to 5-2 on a two-run double by Kosuke Fukudome. The Padres got those two runs back in the top of the eighth, but the Cubs made it 7-5 when Blake DeWitt hit a two-run homer off San Diego reliever Ernesto Frieri.

But the Cubs got no closer, as San Diego scored a pair off James Russell in the ninth. Tom Gorzelanny took the loss; he is now 6-7 on the season.

The two teams will play again Tuesday evening at 7:05 at Wrigley Field in a game to be televised on CSN Chicago.