Cashner pitches Padres past Cubs

Chicago, IL ( – Andrew Cashner only allowed a pair of
unearned runs as the San Diego Padres earned a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs
on Sunday.

Cashner (1-2) yielded just five hits and two walks in six innings with five
strikeouts, and Chicago’s two first-inning runs were unearned due to errors by
Matt Kemp and Yangervis Solarte.

Will Middlebrooks and Solarte each hit two-run homers in support of the San
Diego staff.

Chicago starter Jon Lester (0-2) continued to struggle early in the season. He
needed 97 pitches (57 strikes) to get through 5 1/3 innings, allowing three
runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan had RBI hits for the Cubs, and Kris Bryant’s
double was the first extra-base hit of his career.