CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit another leadoff home run to help Mike Montgomery get his first win of the season in the Chicago Cubs’ 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Rizzo homered on the second pitch from Jhoulys Chacin (6-6) and was the third leading off in seven games since Rizzo was moved to the top of the order by manager Joe Maddon. In those seven games, he’s 6-for-6 with a walk to open the first inning.
It also extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games and came on the day Rizzo took a call from the league office about a collision at home plate with Padres catcher Austin Hedges the previous night.
Rookie Ian Happ also homered for the Cubs.
Montgomery (1-3) allowed three hits and two walks in six innings, striking out four. Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 15 chances, and 21st straight dating back to last season with Kansas City.
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