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Padres-Cubs: Padres Win Ninth Straight Behind Young’s Arm, Bat

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

Chris Young is known for being a strong right-handed arm and a stopper when the team is on a losing streak and they need a big start, but he's not known for being a hitter.

Apparently, someone forgot to tell Young that.

The big, 6'10" pitcher hit a two-run single, his second hit off Cubs' starter Ted Lilly, in the fifth inning to lead the Padres to a 7-2 win, a series sweep of the Cubs, and the team's ninth straight win—something this team hasn't done since May of 2006 when the Padres swept a four-game series against the same Chicago Cubs.

After Lilly and Young matched each other inning for inning, it looked like this game was going to be a pitcher's duel. But in the fifth, the Padres would finally br...

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