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Morning Box Score: Cubs World Series Drought Reaches 103 Years

By Chuck Sudo in News on Sep 29, 2011 1:15PM

2011_9_29_cubs.jpg San Diego 9, Cubs 2

Ryan Dempster ended the year as he started, with major control problems on the mound. Dempster ended his season with a 10-14 record thanks to a 5-2/3 inning shift where he gave up nine runs on eight hits. Dempster did strike out seven Padres but walked four. Among the runs Dempster surrendered were a three-run homer to Will Venable and a two run shot to Nick Hundley. Starlin Castro gave Cubs fans further reason to be optimistic for the future. Castro extended his streak of games reaching base to 40 with an eighth inning double. Castro also finished the season with 207 hits, becoming the youngest Cub and youngest player to lead the National League in that category.