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Blanks hits inside the park homer in Padres' win

SAN DIEGO — Rookie Kyle Blanks hit a two-run inside the park homer, and rookie Cesar Carrillo earned his first major league victory in the San Diego Padres' 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

Blanks, who hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth in Monday's 4-1 win over the Cubs, hit a ball off the top of the wall in center in the eighth that ricocheted to right-center. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Blanks easily beat the throw home with a headfirst slide for his eighth homer.

Chicago lost for the ninth time in 12 games.

Adrian Gonzalez hit his 33rd homer off Ryan Dempster (6-7) in the fifth to put the Padres ahead to stay.

Carrillo (1-1) was bombed in his major league debut at Milwaukee last Thursday, allowed three runs, seven hits and four walks in six innings.

The Brewers hammered Carrillo, the Padres' 2005 first-round draft choice, in a 12-9 win where the rookie allowed eight runs and four hits in 2 1-3 innings. The first three hits Carrillo allowed were all home runs.

Heath Bell pitched a perfect ninth for his 30th save in 32 chances.

Kevin Kouzmanoff had three hits, including an RBI single in the first and a run-scoring single in the third when the Padres scored twice for a 3-1 lead.

Rookie Will Venable led off the eighth with a walk off Angel Guzman before Blanks lofted a high fly ball toward the wall in center. Kosuke Fukudome crashed into the fence as the ball hit off the top of the padding and caromed toward right-center. By the time Fukudome recovered the ball, Blanks was already to third base and he had no trouble beating the relay.

Dempster had a season-high 10 strikeouts and allowed four runs and eight hits in seven innings. He walked three and pitched out of trouble several times.

Since coming off the disabled list on July 28, Dempster has given up at least four runs in four of his five starts. In his last outing, Dempster allowed six runs and eight hits in seven innings, a 6-1 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday.

Dempster had two hits and an RBI.

Derrek Lee homered for the Cubs in the first, He scored a run in the fifth after walking, going to second on a groundout and coming home on Alfonso Soriano's single to tie the score at 3-all.

NOTES: Cubs manager Lou Piniella demoted closer Kevin Gregg after a series of blown saves, including Monday night's when he gave up the three-run homer to Blanks. RHP Carlos Marmol assumes the role. ... Dempster's career mark against the Padres fell to 7-2. ... San Diego tied their season high with three stolen bases.