Cubs Calendar: April 1, 1996

The Cubs rallied to beat the San Diego padres in ten innings by a score of 5-4. On this blustery 38-degree opening day at Wrigley Field, 38,734 fans saw Cubs’ pitcher Jamie Navarro pitch eight innings of three hit ball en route to giving up three runs and earning a no-decision. Reliever Bob Patterson pitched .2 innings in relief to earn the win. The unlikely duo of Rey Sanchez and Scott Servais provided the Cubs with home runs. Mark Grace won the game in the bottom of the tenth by driving in a run with a single over Padre closer Trevor Hoffman.

Photo: Wrigley: Opening Day 2013 / WBEZ / CC BY-NC 2.0 / Alteration: Cropped


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