Padres 13, Cubs 3

CHICAGO -- San Diego jumped to an early lead and took advantage of shaky Chicago pitching in a ninth-run sixth inning on the way to a blowout victory.

Padres right-hander Tyson Ross (9-10) struck out a career-high 11. He gave up one run on five hits and one walk in six innings.

Seth Smith went 3-for-4 with two runs, Will Venable finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Rene Rivera went 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs and three RBIs for San Diego.