SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Cubs and Padres have certainly played some memorable head-to-head matchup's…
Maddux, Sosa halt Padres PETCO success
Corey Patterson also added a solo homerun back in the second inning, his fourth of the season.
Second baseman Jose Macias, starting in place of Todd Walker for the second night in a row, tripled twice, drove in three, and also scored a run to put the game out of reach off Valdez and the Padres' bullpen.
Joe Borowski would work a perfect ninth inning for the unofficial save. Maddux (3-3) picked up the victory while surrendering just one run on five hits and striking out four.
The two clubs meet again tomorrow night for game two of the series. Sergio Mitre (1-2, 5.01) will square off against San Diego's Adam Eaton (1-3, 4.68) beginning at 9:05 CT.
NOTES: Greg Maddux recorded his 2,800th career strikeout and passed Hall of Famer Cy Young for 15th place on the all-time strikeouts list. The Padres wore throwback uniforms from the 1984 season, but it was anything but '84 for this San Diego team, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five series to beat the Cubs in the NLCS over 19 years ago.
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