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|Cubs Knock Padres Out of Wild-Card Lead
|SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Carlos Zambrano won his seventh straight decision since rejoining Chicago's rotation, combining with two relievers on a four hitter, and the Cubs held on to beat San Diego 1-0 on Monday night to knock the Padres out of the NL wild-card lead.
The Padres, who loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before pinch-hitter Nick Hundley flied out to left, dropped one-half game behind the Atlanta Braves, who beat the Florida Marlins 2-1 in 11 innings.
The Padres fell a game behind idle San Francisco in the NL West race. After three more games against the Cubs, the Padres end the season with three weekend games in San Francisco.
Zambrano (10-6) held San Diego to three hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked four.
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