SAN DIEGO, May 1 (UPI) -- Bobby Jones continued his dominance of the Chicago Cubs while rookie Sean Burroughs just continues to hit everyone.
Jones and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter and Burroughs chipped in with a key two-run single as the San Diego Padres handed the Chicago Cubs their fifth consecutive loss Wednesday night, 4-3.
Jones (3-1) allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.
The veteran righthander also struck out seven and improved to 11-1 lifetime against the Cubs.
Steve Reed followed Jones with 1 1/3 scoreless innings but Jeremy Fikac surrendered a home run to Sammy Sosa in the eighth inning.
Closer Trevor Hoffman entered in the ninth and needed just nine pitches to record his 321st save with the Padres -- the most by any reliever with one team.
With the game tied, 2-2, and two runners on in the fourth, Burroughs laced a single to center field that scored Ryan Klesko and Ray Lankford.
It was the second consecutive game that Burroughs delivered the go-ahead hit. In Tuesday's 2-1 win, he tripled off the glove of Cubs first baseman Fred McGriff in the bottom of the eighth.
A pair of homers by Sosa accounted for Chicago's runs. Sosa hit a two-run shot in the fourth and his 460th career home run in the eighth -- which moved him within one of Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr. for 23rd on the all-time list.
Chicago starter Jon Lieber (3-1) allowed four runs and six hits in eight innings and lost for the first time in seven starts dating to Sept. 10.