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|Cubs End 12-game Losing Streak, Beat Padres 11-7
|CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs stopped their 12-game losing streak as Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead home run Monday in an 11-7 win over the San Diego Padres.
The Cubs' skid was their worst since they opened the 1997 season with 14 straight losses.
Chicago trailed 7-6 in the sixth inning when Soriano launched a drive off Alex Hinshaw (0-1) over the right-field bleachers onto Waveland Avenue.
Soriano had three hits and drove in three runs. Ian Stewart and Starlin Castro each homered and drove in three for the Cubs. Darwin Barney also homered and David DeJesus tripled twice.
Chase Headley homered twice for the Padres, who lost their fourth in a row. Everth Cabrera and Will Venable also connected for San Diego.
Randy Wells (1-1) picked up the win in relief.
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