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Padres gain split with Cubs thanks to late splurge

Cory Spangenberg doubled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning, and Hunter Renfroe triggered a four-run ninth with a two-run homer on Sunday as the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-6 at Wrigley Field to gain a split of the four-game series.


Travis Jankowski drew a two-out walk from Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. in the eighth and stole second ahead of Spangenberg?s double.


Renfroe?s ninth homer of the season immediately followed Eric Hosmer?s one-out single. The Padres added two more runs on a two-run single by Jankowski.


Ben Zobrist homered in the bottom of the ninth off Padres closer Kirby Yates.


Craig Stammen (5-1) earned the win for the Padres. Edwards (3-2) took the loss for the Cubs.


The Cubs had rallied to tie the game at 5 after the Padres built up leads of 4-0 and 5-1 against Cubs starter Jon Lester, who failed to gain his 13th win for the fourth straight start.


Freddy Galvis opened the second with a home run to left center off Lester and Hosmer turned it into a three-run inning with a two-out, two-run triple.


The teams then traded homers with Javier Baez hitting for No. 24.