Greene's Homer Pushes Padres Past Cubs

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 10:20 PM CDT
San Diego Padres pitcher Shawn Estes pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in Chicago.    (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – Khalil Greene hit a three-run home run to help Shawn Estes earn his first victory since 2005 with the San Diego Padres' 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Estes pitched 5 1-3 innings and the Padres' bullpen secured the win with 3 2-3 innings of hitless relief. Trevor Hoffman pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save in nine chances.

Alfonso Soriano led off the first inning with a home run and Reed Johnson had a two-run double for the Cubs. Cubs starter Jason Marquis (1-3) couldn't hold an early 3-0 lead. He gave up back-to-back singles to Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Hairston in the fourth inning before Greene's homered onto Waveland Ave. to tie the game.