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Last updated on Thursday, August 9, 2012
(San Diego, CA) - Clayton Richard fired a five-hit shutout as the San Diego Padres blanked the Chicago Cubs 2-0 to sweep their three-game series at Petco Park.
The Lafayette, Indiana native walked two and struck out five in moving to 9-11 on the year.
Will Venable put the Padres ahead to stay with an RBI double in the second inning off Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.
Yonder Alonso added a run-scoring single in the eighth.
Samardzija went seven innings, giving up a run on four hits to take the loss and drop to 7-10.
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