Cubs Take Two Of Three From Jays, Play Padres In Hall Of Fame Game

Katelyn GrabarekSenior Analyst IJune 16, 2008


After dropping the first game of a series for the first time since May 5, the Cubs bounced back on Sunday to win the series over the Blue Jays behind Ted Lilly.

Lilly, a former Jay himself, threw six solid innings despite walking a season high five batters. He gave up no runs on one hit for a final score of 7-4.

Lilly has a 2.25 ERA in his last three starts.  He has only allowed five runs on 12 hits in 20 innings of work.

The Cubs scored all their runs in the first two innings.  Manager Lou Piniella didn't remember how the Cubs got all their runs on Father's Day.

"Offensively we had a four run inning," Piniella said. "You know, I'll be honest with you. I don't remember it.  It's Fathers Day.  It's a senior moment.  What can I tell you?"

The Cubs have won three of their first four games since left fielder Alfonso Soriano went down with a broken hand for at least six weeks.

Another former Jay, Reed Johnson, showed Toronto what they let go way back in spring training with a big weekend which included a three run homer Saturday.

The Cubs will head to Cooperstown, New York to face the San Diego Padres in an exhibition game on Monday, before returning to interleague play with the Rays on Tuesday.