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Padres rally over Cubs

4:39 AM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
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San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Will Venable drove in three runs, including the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, to lift the San Diego Padres to an 8-6 win over the Chicago Cubs, in the opener of a three- game series at Petco Park.

With one out in the seventh, Venable clubbed a 1-0 pitch off James Russell (1-5) over the right field wall to give the Padres the lead for good.

Nick Vincent (3-1) gave up a bunt single in the seventh to pick up the win while Huston Street threw a scoreless ninth to notch his 25th save.

Jedd Gyorko hit two home runs and had four RBI for the Padres, who rebounded from an early 6-0 hole.

Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run home run while Brian Bogusevic drove in two runs for the Cubs, who have lost four straight and 10 of their last 12 games.

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