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posted: 5/2/2013 5:29 PM

Missed fly ball by helps boost Padres over Cubs

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  • Chicago Cubs right fielder Julio Borbon, right, is unable to catch a shallow pop fly off the bat of San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso, scoring Jesus Guzman, as second baseman Darwin Barney falls to the turf during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Chicago.

      Chicago Cubs right fielder Julio Borbon, right, is unable to catch a shallow pop fly off the bat of San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso, scoring Jesus Guzman, as second baseman Darwin Barney falls to the turf during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Chicago.

 
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Yadier Alonso's two-out fly ball to right field dropped in front of Julio Borbon for an RBI single that led to a four-run eighth inning and boosted the San Diego Padres over the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Thursday for a four-game series split.

Travis 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. Blanks walked, Jedd Gyorko flied out and Nick Hundley fouled out.

Alonso, pinch hitting for Joe Thatcher, lofted a ball to right on the windy afternoon. Second baseman Darwin Barney backpedaled and Borbon sprinted in. Borbon called for the ball, Barney peeled off, and the ball fell just in front of Borbon's outstretched glove as Guzman scored.

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