Cubs lose 4-0 to Pads, fall into tie for 2nd wild-card spot

SAN DIEGO (AP) If this was Chris Paddack's final start of 2019, he will have finished his rookie season with a brilliant performance that hurt the Chicago Cubs in their pursuit of a wild-card spot.

Paddack pitched six strong innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Cubs 4-0 Wednesday night, dropping Chicago into a tie with Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot. Manuel Margot homered off San Diegan Cole Hamels and also made a spectacular catch in center field.

''That's something I took into my start today, making stuff personal,'' the 23-year-old Paddack said. ''They're not going to get a wild-card run if we can't. That's just basically what I told myself.''

The Cubs lost for the second straight night and for the fifth time in six games. Milwaukee beat Miami 7-5 in its first game since reigning MVP Christian Yelich suffered a season-ending knee injury. Philadelphia and the New York Mets are two games behind the Cubs and Brewers.

Hamels (7-7) didn't get out of the fifth. The left-hander, who went to Rancho Bernardo High, allowed one run on four hits, struck out six and walked four in 4 1/3 innings.

''It's not fun,'' said Anthony Rizzo, who tripled off Paddack in the second inning but then made two straight outs against the right-hander. ''We've got to win games. Just because we won one game, doesn't mean we're going to catapult into a winning streak.''

Paddack (9-7) held Chicago to three hits while striking out seven and walking one. He retired the side in order in three of his first four innings. After Rizzo tripled to right leading off the second, Paddack retired the side in order.

''There was just a lot going into it,'' said Paddack, who added that he was motivated by pitching on the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. ''We've been playing some really good baseball recently. I just want to make sure I can keep that tempo for the guys and tomorrow we can get a series win.''

Paddack could have two starts remaining, or the Padres could shut him down. The team has been monitoring him all year after he pitched just 90 innings last season in the minors while coming back from Tommy John surgery that sidelined him all of 2017. He's thrown 135 2/3 innings.

''I hope so, man,'' he said when asked if he thought he'd get at least another start. ''I'm not going to lose sleep tonight. I'm going to sleep good. I'm going to get ready for Milwaukee unless they tell me otherwise.''

Said Chicago manager Joe Maddon: ''Paddack's good. They pitched outstanding tonight. We didn't get anything going on.''

Maddon said the Brewers are ''definitely playing well and we're not. Somehow we've got to heat this thing up tomorrow and get back home, where we normally play a lot better.''

Margot provided the Padres their first run one night after his walk-off walk in the 10th inning lifted them to a wild 9-8 win against the Cubs. He drove Hamels' first pitch of the fifth into the seats in left field, his 12th.

Margot made a leaping catch of Nicholas Castellanos' drive to center field in the fourth, denying him of at least an extra-base hit.

The Padres made it 2-0 in the sixth when rookie Ty France scored on reliever Brad Wieck's throwing error. The Padres were trying a double steal when Wieck's throw home went over catcher Willson Contreras, allowing France to score.

Wil Myers hit a two-run single in the seventh.

''It's not the place we want to be at,'' Hamels said. ''We've battled all year, and as it gets closer and closer, you don't want to have to put the pressure on yourself or each other for the answers.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Maddon said closer Craig Kimbrel, on the IL with right elbow inflammation, probably will be out until next week. He hasn't pitched since Sept. 1, when he allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning against Milwaukee. ... INF Addison Russell won't play until the Cubs are back in Chicago starting Friday. He was beaned Sunday in Milwaukee.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (5-6, 4.12) is scheduled to make his team-high 29th start in the series finale Thursday. He's 2-1 with a 4.13 ERA in four career starts against the Padres.

Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-4, 3.95) has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of his 11 starts, while striking out five or more in 10 starts.

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  • W: C. Paddack (9-7)L: C. Hamels (7-7)
  • HR: SD - M. Margot (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Schwarber LF40000010.233.324.510.833-0.5
N. Castellanos RF40100010.290.337.521.8580.5
A. Rizzo 1B40100001.285.399.513.9123.0
K. Bryant 3B30100011.281.381.521.9020.5
W. Contreras C30000022.277.366.538.904-1.0
J. Heyward CF30000012.254.343.441.784-0.5
N. Hoerner SS20000110.364.462.5451.0070.5
C. Hamels P20000022.103.143.128.271-1.0
J. Norwood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Wieck P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Underwood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Happ PH10000010.206.297.412.710-0.5
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Underwood in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF42311010.246.318.411.72910.5
N. Martini LF20000201.294.351.392.7432.0
T. Jankowski PR-RF01000000.100.250.100.3501.0
M. Machado 3B30000104.259.331.464.7951.0
W. Myers RF-LF30120111.244.326.421.7465.5
T. France 2B31100122.226.280.394.6732.0
T. Wingenter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Mejias-Brean 1B40100013.167.167.167.3330.5
L. Urias SS40100013.209.332.285.6160.5
A. Hedges C30000133.184.255.324.579-0.5
C. Paddack P20000023.100.100.100.200-1.0
a- J. Naylor PH10000001.249.313.407.7200.0
D. Bednar P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Garcia 2B10000000.249.361.361.7210.0
  • a-lined out for Paddack in the 6th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Rizzo (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo, J. Heyward (42), C. Hamels (7)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Margot (12)
  • RBI - M. Margot (35), W. Myers 2 (49)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado (39), W. Myers, S. Mejias-Brean, A. Hedges, C. Paddack 2 (8), J. Naylor (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Margot (20), W. Myers (15)
  • Picked Off - M. Machado
FIELDING
  • E - C. Hamels, B. Wieck
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Hamels (L, 7-7)4.14114613.891.391.0
J. Norwood1.11101200.000.902.0
B. Wieck0.10000006.041.270.0
D. Underwood1.02221104.051.50-1.5
P. Strop1.00000205.251.314.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Hamels (L, 7-7)4.1
J. Norwood1.1
B. Wieck0.1
D. Underwood1.0
P. Strop1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Paddack (W, 9-7)6.03001703.381.0027.5
D. Bednar (H, 2)1.00000200.000.434.0
T. Wingenter2.00000304.841.187.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Paddack (W, 9-7)6.0
D. Bednar (H, 2)1.0
T. Wingenter2.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Hamels
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 91-52, J. Norwood 22-13, B. Wieck 5-3, D. Underwood 26-14, P. Strop 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 3-4, J. Norwood 1-0, D. Underwood 2-0, P. Strop 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 21, J. Norwood 5, B. Wieck, D. Underwood 6, P. Strop 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Paddack
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 93-66, D. Bednar 10-9, T. Wingenter 24-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 3-8, D. Bednar 1-0, T. Wingenter 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 22, D. Bednar 3, T. Wingenter 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Kemp 2B40000020.207.277.360.637-1.0
K. Schwarber LF40000010.233.324.510.833-0.5
N. Castellanos RF40100010.290.337.521.8580.5
A. Rizzo 1B40100001.285.399.513.9123.0
K. Bryant 3B30100011.281.381.521.9020.5
W. Contreras C30000022.277.366.538.904-1.0
J. Heyward CF30000012.254.343.441.784-0.5
N. Hoerner SS20000110.364.462.5451.0070.5
C. Hamels P20000022.103.143.128.271-1.0
J. Norwood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Wieck P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- I. Happ PH10000010.206.297.412.710-0.5
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Underwood in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF42311010.246.318.411.72910.5
N. Martini LF20000201.294.351.392.7432.0
T. Jankowski PR-RF01000000.100.250.100.3501.0
M. Machado 3B30000104.259.331.464.7951.0
W. Myers RF-LF30120111.244.326.421.7465.5
T. France 2B31100122.226.280.394.6732.0
T. Wingenter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Mejias-Brean 1B40100013.167.167.167.3330.5
L. Urias SS40100013.209.332.285.6160.5
A. Hedges C30000133.184.255.324.579-0.5
C. Paddack P20000023.100.100.100.200-1.0
a- J. Naylor PH10000001.249.313.407.7200.0
D. Bednar P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Garcia 2B10000000.249.361.361.7210.0
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  • a-lined out for Paddack in the 6th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Rizzo (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo, J. Heyward (42), C. Hamels (7)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Margot (12)
  • RBI - M. Margot (35), W. Myers 2 (49)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado (39), W. Myers, S. Mejias-Brean, A. Hedges, C. Paddack 2 (8), J. Naylor (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Margot (20), W. Myers (15)
  • Picked Off - M. Machado
FIELDING
  • E - C. Hamels, B. Wieck
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Hamels (L, 7-7)4.14114613.891.391.0
J. Norwood1.11101200.000.902.0
B. Wieck0.10000006.041.270.0
D. Underwood1.02221104.051.50-1.5
P. Strop1.00000205.251.314.0
Total8.07436111---
PITCHERSIP
C. Hamels (L, 7-7)4.1
J. Norwood1.1
B. Wieck0.1
D. Underwood1.0
P. Strop1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Paddack (W, 9-7)6.03001703.381.0027.5
D. Bednar (H, 2)1.00000200.000.434.0
T. Wingenter2.00000304.841.187.5
Total9.03001120---
PITCHERSIP
C. Paddack (W, 9-7)6.0
D. Bednar (H, 2)1.0
T. Wingenter2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Hamels
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 91-52, J. Norwood 22-13, B. Wieck 5-3, D. Underwood 26-14, P. Strop 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 3-4, J. Norwood 1-0, D. Underwood 2-0, P. Strop 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 21, J. Norwood 5, B. Wieck, D. Underwood 6, P. Strop 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Paddack
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 93-66, D. Bednar 10-9, T. Wingenter 24-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 3-8, D. Bednar 1-0, T. Wingenter 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 22, D. Bednar 3, T. Wingenter 6
  • 7TH INNING
    Myers singled to center, Margot and Jankowski scored04
  • 6TH INNING
    France scored, Urias to second on Wieck throwing error02
  • 5TH INNING
    Margot homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • T. Wingenter Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos popped out to second
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rizzo lined out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Trey Wingenter pitching
    • Greg Garcia at second base
    • N. Hoerner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hoerner struck out looking
    • Ian Happ hit for Duane Underwood
    • I. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Happ struck out on foul tip
    • T. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • L. Urias: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Urias struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Garcia grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • David Bednar pitching
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras grounded out to second
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Duane Underwood relieved Brad Wieck
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Margot reached on an infield single to first
    • N. Martini: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Margot stole second, Ball, Martini walked
    • Travis Jankowski ran for Nick Martini
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado grounded out to shortstop, Margot to third, Jankowski to second
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Myers singled to center, Margot and Jankowski scored
    • T. France: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers stole second, Foul, Foul tip, France struck out on foul tip
    • S. Mejias-Brean: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Mejias-Brean grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber flied out to deep left
    • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos singled to center
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Rizzo grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Norwood Pitching:
    • T. France: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, France walked
    • S. Mejias-Brean: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mejias-Brean struck out swinging
    • L. Urias: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Urias singled to left, France to third
    • A. Hedges: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Josh Naylor hit for Chris Paddack
    • Brad Wieck relieved James Norwood
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Strike looking, France scored, Urias to second on Wieck throwing error, Strike looking, Ball, Naylor lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bryant singled to center
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Heyward grounded out to first, Bryant to second
    • N. Hoerner: Hoerner intentionally walked
    • C. Hamels: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamels struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Hamels Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Margot homered to left
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Foul, Martini grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado walked
    • James Norwood relieved Cole Hamels
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Machado picked off at first, pitcher to first, Strike swinging, Myers grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Schwarber flied out to deep center
    • N. Castellanos: Castellanos flied out to deep center
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rizzo lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Hamels Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers walked
    • T. France: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, France struck out swinging
    • S. Mejias-Brean: Ball, Mejias-Brean singled to right, Myers to second
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Urias grounded out to third, Myers to third, Mejias-Brean to second
    • A. Hedges: Hedges intentionally walked
    • C. Paddack: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Paddack struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • N. Hoerner: Strike looking, Hoerner lined out to left
    • C. Hamels: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hamels struck out looking
    • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Hamels Pitching:
    • C. Paddack: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Paddack struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot reached on an infield single to pitcher, Margot to second on Hamels throwing error
    • N. Martini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martini grounded out to second, Margot to third
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Machado flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rizzo tripled to deep right
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Bryant flied out to center
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Heyward grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Hamels Pitching:
    • T. France: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, France singled to shallow left
    • S. Mejias-Brean: Ball, Mejias-Brean popped out to second
    • L. Urias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Urias flied out to right
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • T. Kemp: Foul, Strike swinging, Kemp flied out to left
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Hamels Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martini walked
    • M. Machado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Machado flied out to left
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)