The Chicago Cubs have won back-to-back games for the first time since sweeping the San Diego Padres at the end of May. The North Siders took the series opener from the Detroit Tigers 4-3 at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night to improve to 21-40 on the season. Detroit falls to 28-33.
After the Tigers scored three runs in the seventh inning to tie the game, the Cubs took the lead in the bottom of the eighth when Darwin Barney scored after shortstop Starlin Castro was safe on a throwing error by Detroit shortstop Johnny Peralta.
Shawn Camp came in to pitch the ninth for the Cubs and nailed down his first save of the season.