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Miscues spoil Wood’s outing

Cubs split with Padres; Sox beat Rangers

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Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney is unable to handle an infield hit by San Diego's Chase Headley during the eighth inning of Thursday's game at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lost 4-2.

Several defensive lapses by the Cubs spoiled a great performance by starter Travis Wood.

Yonder Alonso's two-out fly ball to right field dropped in front of Julio Borbon for an RBI single and catcher Welington Castillo failed to hustle on a passed ball that allowed another to score in a four-run eighth inning, boosting the San Diego Padres over Chicago 4-2 Thursday for a four-game series split.

Wood (2-2) retired his first 14 batters before Kyle Blanks singled, and he led 2-0 when Jesus Guzman reached on an infield single leading off the eighth.

San Diego went ahead with just one hard-hit ball in the inning, taking advantage of two infield hits, and the two defensive miscues.

Cardinals 6, Brewers 5: Jake Westbrook allowed one run over six innings for his 100th career win as St. Louis held on in Milwaukee.

Westbrook (2-1), came in with a 0.98 ERA, best in the majors – it increased to 1.10. In his 12th season, he walked three and struck out four. The Brewers were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position against him.

Westbrook (2-1), came in with a 0.98 ERA, best in the majors — it increased to 1.10. In his 12th season, he walked three and struck out four. The Brewers were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position against him.

White Sox 3, Rangers 1: Hector Santiago allowed two hits in five-plus innings filling in for Jake Peavy on Thursday night in Arlington, Texas, Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer to hand Rangers their first series loss of the season.

Flowers' drive just inside the foul pole in left field was the third straight hit after Texas right-hander Justin Grimm (2-1) retired 10 in a row on the day he was named AL rookie of the month.

Adrian Beltre's homer in the second was the only hit through five innings against Santiago (1-1), who had six strikeouts and two walks in 5 1-3 innings. The left-hander made his first start of the season and fifth of his career after Peavy was scratched because of back spasms.

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