Schmidt Out of Luck: Cubs One-hit by Giants

CHICAGO - Randy Johnson wasn't the only one grabbing headlines Tuesday, as Jason Schmidt threw a complete game one-hitter against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field for his fourth straight win. Schmidt (4-2) struck out 13 and walked only one en route to 144 pitches on the night.

Michael Barrett's lone fifth inning single was the only Cub hit of the night.

The right-handed Schmidt, who began the season on the disabled list, set down the last 13 batters he faced to snap the Cubs' four-game winning streak and end the Giants' four-game losing skid as well.

The victory was Schmidt's four straight since starting the season 0-2.

Pedro Feliz' RBI single in the fourth inning scored Barry Bonds for the game's only run. Bonds walked twice and also singled on the evening, while Felix finished with two hits including a double.

With Sammy Sosa expected to go on 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Todd Hollandsworth got the start in the Cubs sluggers place and suffered through a rough night at the plate, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Center fielder Corey Patterson also fanned thrice.

Lost in the shadow of Schmidt's heroics was the solid pitching of Cubs starter Matt Clement. Clement (5-3) lost for the second straight time despite allowing just the one run on five hits in eight innings.

NOTES: Sosa is expected to go on the DL Wednesday with a sprained ligament in his back. He suffered the injury while sneezing. The Cubs and Giants meet again Wednesday at 6:05 CT with Carlos Zambrano going for the Cubs against San Francisco left-hander Kirk Rueter. The Cubs are now 0-3 in night games at Wrigley Field this season, having been outscored by a score of 9-3 in that span.

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