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CHICAGO -- Despite struggling on the mound most of the game, Ian Kennedy executed his pitches when he needed it the most. Larry Csonka Dolphins Jersey . Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth, the same inning Kennedy pitched out of a bases loaded jam, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night. On a cool, unseasonably summer night in Chicago, Kennedy (8-9) won his third straight decision. He allowed three runs and three hits, while striking out six and pitching around a season-high five walks in six innings. With the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, Kennedy struck out Anthony Rizzo and got Starlin Castro to ground out to end the inning. Rizzo, currently one of the hottest hitters in baseball was coming off a two-homer game against the Padres on Tuesday. "Hes been swinging the bat very good, all season he has. If you make a mistake to him it will cost you quite a bit. I knew I had to execute and bear down in that situation. It was a big at-bat in the whole game and it kind of stopped their momentum," Kennedy said. Medica finished with three hits and drove in two runs for the Padres, who came into the game with baseballs worst batting average at .215. Luis Valbuena hit a three-run homer for the Cubs, who have lost 12 of 15. Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) allowed five runs, five hits and four walks in four-plus innings. It was his second career start after receiving a no-decision against the Reds on July 8. "On the hill he looks as composed as anybody, but he didnt find his rhythm and command today as he had in his last outing against Cincinnati, but he kept grinding. He did try to get through it," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. After a leadoff walk in the first inning, Yangervis Solarte hit an RBI triple to right. Solarte scored on Carlos Quentins sacrifice fly to give the Padres a 2-0 lead. Solarte was acquired on Tuesday from Yankees, centring around a trade that sent Chase Headley to New York. "Right off the bat that was great to see. It brought us some energy," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He looked good, everything as advertised. It was good to get him acclimated." Jeff Francoeur, who had his contract purchased by the Padres from Triple-A El Paso before the game, singled in his major league season debut, then scored from first on Chris Nelsons double. He finished the game 1 for 3 with a walk a sacrifice fly. Kennedy was unable to hold the 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. He allowed two walks, then with two outs, Valbuena drove Kennedys 0-1 pitch into the bleachers in right field to tie the game. It was Valbuenas sixth homer of the season. "It was just a bad curveball I threw to Valbuena. That was frustrating because I thought my curveball was pretty good all night," Kennedy said. "That was by far the worst one I threw all night." Wada, who struggled with his control the entire game, walked the first two batters in the fifth. His night ended when Medica hit an RBI ground-rule double in the ivy in left. Reliever Brian Schlitter continued with the control problems for the Cubs. He walked Rene Rivera with the bases loaded to give the Padres a 5-3 lead. Pinch-hitter Seth Smith and Medica had RBI singles in the eighth for the Padres and Francoeur added a sacrifice fly. NOTES: The Cubs promoted OF prospect Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa where he will join infielders Kris Bryant and Javier Baez. "Our last big call was around the All-Star break. With Soler, we talked about the fact that he really looked like he was on a mission. He came off the DL (hamstring injury) without missing a beat. It was remarkable for him not to show any signs of rust, in fact the opposite. And he said, now is my time," Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. ... Francoeur took OF Cameron Maybins spot on the roster. Maybin was suspended 25 games Wednesday for testing positive for amphetamines. 01:11ET 24-07-14 Nat Moore Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Christian Wilkins Womens Jersey . Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, was elected Tuesday as president of the International Olympic Committee. He succeeds Jacques Rogge, who stepped down after 12 years. Bach, the longtime favourite, defeated five candidates in a secret ballot for the most influential job in international sports, keeping the presidency in European hands.Roberto Martinez accepts the frustration of Everton fans and admits his side have not won enough home games this season. Leighton Baines second-half goal secured a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at Goodison Park, his teams first on their own ground in the Premier League since February and only their fifth of the entire league campaign.There were protests before, during and after the game, with a plane flying over the ground trailing a banner which read time to go, Roberto. Supporters flew a banner from a plane protesting against manager Martinez Martinez was aware of the supporters discontent but vowed to continue with his drive to put things right despite ongoing uncertainty over his future at the club. Martinez speaking nonsense Sunday Supplement: Roberto Martinez overly positive on Evertons disastrous season We are all hurting together and we are all very much aware that our players are giving everything theyve got to win games for our football club, he told Sky Sports News HQ.I understand their frustration and I share their frustration and that pain and we do that with the players. Tom Cleverley (second right) of Everton celebrates scoring his teams first goal Weve been through very painful experiences but that will not stop us in our determination and our drive to put things right and make sure we are all pushing in the same direction.Asked if he had seen the plane, Martinez said: No. I would never lose the concentration of what was happening on the pitch.At that point it was an important moment of the game and its all about winning games. The reality is we havent won enough games at home and thats not what we expect. Everton have won just five Premier League games at home this season Thats why it was so important to get this win. Minkah Fitzpatrick Youth Jersey. Martinez also confirmed he remains focused on his job despite increased speculation about his future after the clubs board meeting on Friday.I am the manager of the football club and I am the one that takes the responsibility. We are in the results business, he said. Football is a game full of passion and emotions and I understand what comes when you have not won enough games. Matthew Pennington was on cloud nine after he made his full league debut I can understand we have been through a very painful time but we had high hopes; we wanted to get into the final and we have had eight [league] defeats at home.I cannot hide that it is a real disappointment for all of us, not just me. We want to learn from the mistakes.My intention is to win football games and to be successful and that doesnt change. It is a privilege and an honour to be manager of Everton. Also See: Everton video Everton fixtures Everton stats Get a £10 free bet! ' ' '
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