Mejia Homers As Padres Beat Cubs 5-1 To Avoid SweepKyle Hendricks allowed two runs in seven innings and Anthony Rizzo had two hits for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who are 7-2 after the All-Star break.
Rizzo Hits Slam, Cubs Overcome Machado, Beat Padres 6-5Jon Lester made his 400th big league appearance and matched his career high by allowing 12 hits, giving up four runs in six innings. Lester needed 26 pitches to get through the first on a muggy afternoon with a 93-degree temperature at game time.
White Sox Miss Out On Free Agent Manny Machado, Who Reportedly Joins Padres For 10 Years, $300 MillionThe White Sox swung and missed on prized free-agent infielder Manny Machado, who reportedly has agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres.
Cubs Lose To Padres 10-6Javier Baez hit his career-best 24th homer and an RBI double for Chicago, which won five of seven in the season series against San Diego.
Cubs Hold Off Padres 5-4Kyle Hendricks (8-9) allowed four runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings to win his second straight start. He struck out seven and walked none.
Cubs Beat Padres 5-4Anthony Rizzo homered and had three hits, and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs for the NL Central-leading Cubs.
MLB's Worst Teams: Reasons For HopeSome MLB teams are already looking to next season and beyond, but even their fans have something to be hopeful about.
Woman Catches Foul Ball In Beer, Proceeds To Chug Beer With Ball In ItVideos of her baseball chug went viral, with thousands retweeting Petco Park's tweet.
Bases-Loaded Walk In 8th Does In Cubs In 3-2 Loss To Padres In Series FinaleSan Diego's Luis Torrens walked with the bases loaded against Chicago's Koji Uehara in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie.
Cubs' Miguel Montero Sounds Off On Home Plate Collision RuleMontero knows the "Posey Rule" was made to protect catchers. He doesn't care.
Preview: Padres-CubsMiguel Diaz opposes Eddie Butler this afternoon at Wrigley Field.