1969: Jenkins, Cubs Dominate Padres

August 12, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 4, Padres 0 (box score)

Ferguson Jenkins had faced the Padres once before, on May 12, in Chicago. He had tossed a five-hit shutout, fanning 10 batters, en route to a 2-0 victory that day.

Now, exactly three months later, Jenkins and the Padres met again, with similar results. San Diego countered with Al Santorini, who coughed up two runs in the third on three straight singles and a double play.

The Padres had one legitimate scoring opportunity. In the fourth, they loaded the bases for Jose Arcia. Manager Preston Gomez sent Larry Stahl to bat for Arcia, but Stahl struck out to end the frame. The Cubs clung to their 2-0 lead.

Chicago added an insurance run in the seventh on a double by Ernie Banks and a single by Randy Hundley. Later, Jim Hickman led off the ninth with a home run to left, putting the finishing touches on a 4-0 win.

As he had in May, Jenkins went the distance, allowing no runs and striking out 10 Padres. Jenkins’ record improved to 16-10 and the Cubs extended their lead in the National League East to nine games over the Cardinals and Mets, who both lost.

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