Hedges helps Padres leading Cubs, end seven-game skid

Hedges assists Padres top Cubs, end seven-game skid

Austin Hedges went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, and left-hander Robbie Erlin and 4 relievers held the Chicago Cubs to 3 hits Thursday night as the San Diego Padres scored a 6-1 success at Wrigley Field to snap a seven-game losing streak.Erlin (2-3)held the Cubs to one work on 2 hits and a walk with four strikeouts over five innings. He was making his third start of the season and his very first given that May 21. Manuel Margot had three hits and an RBI for the Padres, who got two hits each from Christian Villanueva and Freddy Galvis.The Cubs took a 1-0 lead on an appeal play in the bottom of the fifth, however Hedges countered an inning later on with his seventh homer of the season and 3rd in a six-game span.Cubs left-handed starter Mike Montgomery was pulled after providing a one-out walk to Eric Hosmer in the 6th. Right-hander Jesse Chavez followed Montgomery and quit a single to Villanueva ahead of Hedges’homer down the left field line.The Padres, who were 2-14 over their previous 16 video games and were 8-30 because June 15, scored a single run in the seventh and 2 more in

the eighth.Margot singled with one out in the seventh, moved to second on a walk and scored on Hosmer’s 2 out single.Galvis and pinch player A.J. Ellis had back-to-back, one-out doubles in the eighth, and Ellis later on scored on a Margot grounder.Padres relievers Jose Castillo, Matt Strahm and Craig

Stammen retired eight straight before Anthony Rizzo’s infield single with 2 out in the 8th. Castillo set out the side after striking Rizzo with a pitch leading off the sixth.Phil Maton worked a perfect ninth.The Cubs broke a scoreless tie in the 5th. Willson Contreras drew a leadoff walk and advanced to third on Addison Russell’s one-out single. Montgomery then struck a comebacker to Erlin, who got the force at 2nd with Galvis tossing house when Contreras broke late. Contreras was called out, but the video review revealed he got his hand under Hedges’tag on a head-first slide.Two of the Cubs’3 hits were infield singles.Hedges helps Padres leading Cubs, end seven-game skid Sorry we are not presently accepting talk about this article.