CHICAGO (AP) Alfonso Soriano homered, Jeff Samardzija struck out eight in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 Tuesday.
Soriano hit a solo homer to center field in the sixth. After going homerless in his first 30 games this season, Soriano has seven home runs in his last 13 games.
Samardzija (5-3) allowed eight hits and was one strikeout from tying his career high. He departed after Will Venable's RBI triple with no outs in the eighth. Shawn Camp kept the lead intact, getting Carlos Quentin on a fly to left to end the inning.
James Russell got the last two outs for his first career save.
Samardzija also singled home the go-ahead run in the fifth on his own bobblehead day.
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Michigan's football team grabbed all the headlines in recent months for — well, for just about everything, but specifically for becoming the first football team ever decked out in Jordan Brand uniforms. His Airness himself even showed up as an honorary captain at the Big House.
Well, don't forget that in the school's apparel deal with Nike, Michigan's basketball team also gets Jordan uniforms.
The Wolverines unveiled their new hoops unis Friday, and as one might expect, they look pretty cool.
Check them out:
In true Michigan fashion, the uniforms were unveiled at some giant party event with celebrities and whatnot.
John Beilein's team will be taking the court in these sweet duds this season.
Jack Aho is the reigning state champion in Class 2A and recently shattered a course record at Warren High School.
But beyond posting some of the area's fastest times, cross country is also a family affair for Aho.
See why he was named this week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week in the video above.