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Padres-Cubs: Josh Geer Stifles Chicago, San Diego Wins Its Eighth Straight

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If I had told you a few weeks ago that the Padres would win eight straight after going through a 4-18 slump, there's not a single person who would have believed me. But that's exactly what they've done.

Josh Geer pitched a strong six and two third innings on Saturday night, giving up just one run and striking out a career-high seven batters, as the Padres won their eighth straight in a 3-1 win over the Cubs.

When Chicago jumped out early on a solo home run from first baseman Derek Lee to lead off the second inning, it looked like the Cubs were going to show their strength, but Geer would settle down and shut down the Cubs through the next five and a third innings.

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