Cubs lefty James Russell recorded the first save of his Major-League career in the Cubs’ 5-3 win Tuesday over the Padres. Russell’s father, Jeff, saved 186 games during a 14-season career (1983-1996), leading the AL with 38 saves in 1989 and ranking among the league’s top 10 in every season from 1991 through 1995. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Russells are the fourth father and son combo who each saved at least one game in the majors. The others were Julio and Jaime Navarro, Pedro Borbon Sr. and Jr., and Steve and Jason Grilli.
– Carrie Muskat