Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 1, Padres 0

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The Cubs mob Tyler Colvin after his game-winning hit in the 10th inning on Monday. (Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez) 

It took ten innings
But thanks to Colvin's double
Cubs win one-run game
It was a cold Monday night at Wrigley, but Cubs fans went home happy after Geovanny Soto scored from first base on Tyler Colvin's tenth-inning double.   
"The wind was blowing straight in, and your eyes were watering the whole time," Soto said. "It was a battle tonight."
Colvin had been cold at the plate, going 3-for-24 on the just-completed nine-game road trip. He was dressed in several layers while sitting on the bench and would duck into the clubhouse to warm up and take a few swings off a batting tee.
"You have to have your confidence, you have to go up there knowing you're going to hit," Colvin said. "That's the way I have to approach it. It's a battle coming off the bench."
With one out in the 10th, Chad Qualls walked Kosuke Fukudome, but he was forced at second on Soto's groundout. Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson appeared to double pump and didn't attempt a double play. Colvin then lined a 1-1 pitch down the right-field line, driving in Soto.


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