Jackson rocked early, Padres rout Cubs 11-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 24, 2014 at 2:13 am •  Published: May 24, 2014
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Edwin Jackson got roughed up early and couldn't recover.

In his shortest stint of the season, Jackson allowed eight runs on nine hits with two walks and two home runs as the Chicago Cubs were routed by the San Diego Padres 11-1 on Friday night.

"It was a terrible job of making adjustments all around," Jackson said. "When you don't make adjustments quick enough, that's what happens."

It was a performance by Jackson (3-4) that rekindled memories from last year, his first with the Cubs. In his first nine starts of 2013, Jackson was 1-6 with a 5.76 ERA. In his first nine starts this season, he was 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA.

"He'd been throwing well," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "No one would have expected that he would have that outing."

Although against the Padres, Jackson always struggles. He's now 0-5 with a 6.94 ERA in 11 games, nine being starts.

"I don't really know the numbers," Jackson said. "I don't really know, in the past, what I have done or I haven't done. All I now is if you don't execute pitches, it really doesn't matter what team it is, they can hit the ball hard."

The Padres, in snapping a four-game losing streak, set a season high in runs and had 12 hits. Everyone but Will Venable had at least one hit among the starting position players.

Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal homered, and Chase Headley drove in three runs.

Tim Stauffer (2-0) was the beneficiary. Making his first start since May 14, 2012, at Washington, Stauffer pitched five shutout innings and gave up two hits. He struck out five, with a walk and a hit batter, and earned his first win as a starter since Sept. 16, 2011, against Arizona.