CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit his third homer in two games, Willson Contreras also went deep and the surging Chicago Cubs beat San Diego 4-3 on Tuesday night after Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. left with an injury.
Tatis exited because of right oblique tightness. He hit a fly to left field in the sixth inning and was replaced at shortstop in the bottom half by Ha-Seong Kim.READ MORE: Over 24,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The NL Central-leading Cubs won for the eighth time in nine games and kept up their strong play coming off a 19-8 record in May.
Wisdom, who homered twice in Monday’s win, and Contreras each hit a long two-run drive against Ryan Weathers (2-2).
Wisdom sent one to the back of the left-field bleachers in the second inning. Contreras put Chicago back on top 4-3 with a 445-foot shot to center in the fifth after former Cub Victor Caratini and Tommy Pham homered against Kyle Hendricks (6-4) in the top half.
Anthony Rizzo singled twice for Chicago after missing the previous six games because of back tightness. Kris Bryant went 0 for 4, snapping his 13-game hitting streak.
Hendricks won his fourth straight start. The right-hander went six innings, allowing three runs and seven hits.
Ryan Tepera and Andrew Chafin each pitched a scoreless inning. Craig Kimbrel struck out all three batters in the ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances.READ MORE: For These Two Standout Students, Their Achievements Speak Volumes
Weathers allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. The rookie also singled twice, but the Padres fell to 4-5 on a 10-game trip.
Padres: CF Trent Grisham (bruised left foot) increased his running and might take batting practice Wednesday, manager Jayce Tingler said. The 2020 Gold Glove winner has not played since May 21.
Cubs: OFs Jason Heyward (strained left hamstring) and Jake Marisnick (strained right hamstring) are set to leave Wednesday for rehab assignments with Triple-A Iowa, and the Cubs hope they will rejoin the team in San Francisco this weekend, manager David Ross said. … INF Matt Duffy (strained lower back) has been taking light swings off a tee, but hasn’t been running or taking grounders. … Ross said the Cubs hope LHP Justin Steele (strained right hamstring strain) throws a bullpen in the next few days. … RHP Trevor Williams (appendicitis) is scheduled for a follow-up exam on Thursday.
The three-game series wraps up Wednesday with Adbert Alzolay (3-4, 3.81 ERA) starting for Chicago against RHP Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 2.57). Alzolay pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning of a win over Cincinnati on Friday. Lamet went three innings, allowing two runs, in San Diego’s 10-3 victory at Houston last week.MORE NEWS: 2 Mass Shootings Reported At The Same Time In Chicago Hours After President Biden Announces Plan To Address City's Violence
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