SAN DIEGO — — Zach Davies allowed only one hit in six scoreless innings, Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in 4 runs, and Patrick Wisdom went deep once more for the Chicago Cubs as they defeated the San Diego Padres 7-1 Tuesday evening.
Willson Contreras additionally homered for the Cubs, who’ve crushed the Padres 4 instances in 5 video games in a span of 9 days. Chicago swept the Padres at Wrigley Subject final week, when Knowledge homered 3 times, together with twice within the first recreation. San Diego received the opener of this collection 9-4 on Monday evening.
Knowledge was chosen the NL participant of the week on Monday after hitting six homers with 9 RBI. He has eight homers in 15 video games since being promoted from Triple-A Iowa on Might 25.
Davies (3-3) was sensible in shutting down the Padres for six innings. He allowed only a single to Fernando Tatis Jr. within the fourth inning, struck out 4 and walked two. The best-hander pitched for San Diego in 2020 earlier than being traded to Chicago on Dec. 29 within the deal that despatched Yu Darvish to the Padres.
Davies improved to 5-0 in his profession towards San Diego.
Contreras began the ability show with a solo shot off Dinelson Lamet (1-1) with one out within the fourth, his tenth.
Rizzo’s two-run double chased Lamet with no outs within the sixth and he was aboard for Knowledge’s two-run homer to left off Miguel Diaz for a 5-0 lead. Lamet allowed singles to Joc Pederson and Kris Bryant forward of Rizzo’s double.
Rizzo homered to left-center off Nabil Crismatt with two outs within the seventh, two batters after Pederson beat the shift with an opposite-field double to left. It was Rizzo’s sixth.
Rizzo performed 49 video games with the Padres as a rookie in 2011 earlier than being traded to Chicago the next offseason.
Lamet went a season-best five-plus innings, permitting 4 runs and 4 hits whereas putting out six and strolling one.
Cubs: Positioned RHP Adbert Alzolay on the 10-day injured record with a blister on his proper center finger and recalled RHP Kohl Stewart from Triple-A Iowa. Additionally, RHP Alec Mills (decrease again pressure) was activated from the 10-day IL and RHP Cory Abbott was optioned to Iowa.
Padres: Supervisor Jayce Tingler mentioned Gold Glove CF Trent Grisham, on the IL with a bruised left heel since Might 24, will start a rehab task with Triple-A El Paso within the subsequent few days.
The three-game collection concludes Wednesday with a marquee matchup between Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (5-6, 5.26 ERA) and Darvish (6-1, 2.25), who completed second in NL Cy Younger Award voting for Chicago in 2020.