It’s payback time! In 1984, the Cubs were swept in San Diego after winning the first two games of the NL Championship Series. Now, the Cubs are exacting sweet revenge as the Padres fall 2 games behind the Giants and with the Braves winning, sink a game and a half behind in the wildcard race.
Ryan Dempster struck out 9 and won his 15th game of the year as Alfonso Soriano belted a homerun to break up a tied 2-2 game.
Fonzie added some insurance by hitting his second homerun of the game to make it 5-2.
Carlos Marmol closed the door for his 36th save. The Cubs are now 21-11 under Mike Quade who continues to make a strong case for the managerial role next season.
The San Francisco Giants have reduced the magic number to 4 as San Diego keeps slipping, courtesy of the Chicago Cubs. Consider it payback for 1984!
San Diego finishes the season in San Francisco but it may be too late because the Cubs aren’t done with the Padres just yet. The Cubs have two more games with San Diego and the revenge owed to the Padres will not be complete until the Cubs have eliminated them completely from the playoffs. A sweep of San Diego would be oh, so sweet! Go Cubs Go!