Renfroe's grand slam lifts Padres over slumping Cubs 5-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam off Kyle Hendricks that helped quiet all the Chicago Cubs fans at Petco Park and overshadow a shaky day by San Diego Padres pitchers.

Renfroe's slam pushed the Padres over the Cubs 5-2 on Monday, handing Chicago its fourth straight loss.

As big as that hit was, both teams marveled at how the Cubs had only three hits yet drew 10 walks and had two batters hit by pitches.

''It was enough from an offensive standpoint to overcome what should have been probably a disaster pitching-wise,'' San Diego manager Andy Green said. ''You get to 12 free passes, 10 walks, two hit batters, you don't win baseball games like that. It's an aberration. It's not going to be a successful formula to winning more baseball games.''

The defending World Series champion Cubs have lost six straight road games. They were coming off a three-game sweep at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Said Cubs skipper Joe Maddon: ''We had about 11 or 12 left on base and only three hits. That's the real tale of the tape, more so than Kyle's performance. We just have to be more efficient. We need to hit like we're capable of.''

Hendricks (4-3) retired his first 10 batters before allowing seven of his final 11 to reach.

With one out in the fourth, Hendricks gave up singles to Yangervis Solarte and Wil Myers, and hit Ryan Schimpf with a pitch before Renfroe drove a 1-1 pitch into the seats in left. It was Renfroe's 10th this season and his second career grand slam.

''There were a lot of Cubs fans there and they were rooting on their team and it was loud,'' Renfroe said. ''Obviously it quieted down real quick and Padres fans started picking up a little bit. You always want to quiet the crowd as much as possible and when you're doing that, obviously you're doing well.''

Renfroe hit an inside pitch that probably was a ball. ''It was the same pitch they threw me the first at-bat. I was late on the first one. I waited too long. I figured he'd come back there eventually and I got that pitch.''

Renfroe's other slam was in his sixth major league game, against the Dodgers on Sept. 27, when he hit two homers and drove in seven runs. He hit four homers and drove in 14 runs in 11 games after he was called up.

Hendricks loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth and Myers drove in a run on a fielder's choice.

Hendricks was charged with five runs and six hits in five innings, struck out five and walked none.

San Diego starter Jarred Cosart allowed Jason Heyward's two-run single with two outs in the first.

Cosart lasted only four innings, giving up two runs, three hits and five walks and striking out two.

Jose Torres (3-2) pitched two scoreless, hitless innings for the win. He walked two and struck out one. Brandon Maurer pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

With San Diego leading 5-2, Padres reliever Ryan Buchter loaded the bases on three walks with one out in the seventh before Brad Hand came on and got Heyward to ground into a double-play.

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Maddon said the Cubs are trying too hard.

''It's not complicated,'' he said. ''You can see the big swings coming out of our zone when just a single would do. We did it before, we can do it again. Everybody loved us a couple days ago, and now all of a sudden we've had a tough time scoring runs on the road and we've just got to do better. That's all it comes down to.''

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Eddie Butler (2-0, 1.93) is scheduled to start Tuesday night. He's 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA inn in three appearances against San Diego, including two starts. All three appearances have been at Petco Park.

Padres: Rookie RHP Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80) tries to follow up on his brilliant big league debut, when he struck out eight in five innings while allowing one run on three hits in a 4-3 win at the New York Mets on Thursday.

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CubsCHC25-25
200000000230
PadresSD20-33
00041000X580
  • W: J. Torres (3-2)L: K. Hendricks (4-3)S: B. Maurer (7)
  • HR: SD - H. Renfroe (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist RF11000300.259.361.455.8164.0
a- I. Happ PH10000011.240.345.480.825-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Schwarber LF40000114.173.294.339.6340.5
K. Bryant 3B30000202.276.394.536.9302.0
A. Rizzo 1B31000105.235.370.465.8353.0
M. Montero C20000101.313.356.478.8341.0
b- W. Contreras C00000100.241.303.409.7111.0
J. Heyward RF40220004.258.329.409.7384.0
J. Baez 2B40000034.261.291.486.777-1.5
A. Russell SS20100101.220.299.357.6575.0
K. Hendricks P20000011.111.111.111.222-0.5
c- A. Almora PH10000001.260.315.370.6850.0
J. Grimm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- J. Jay CF10000001.294.384.376.7600.0
  • a-struck out for Zobrist in the 8th
  • b-walked for Montero in the 7th
  • c-grounded into a double play for Hendricks in the 6th
  • d-lined out for Grimm in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Cordoba LF40100020.304.347.435.7820.0
Y. Solarte 2B41200000.245.329.342.6713.0
W. Myers 1B41110022.265.315.500.8152.0
R. Schimpf 3B31100010.167.298.440.7382.5
H. Renfroe RF31141110.238.298.455.7539.5
F. Cordero CF30100000.333.333.444.7781.0
B. Hand P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Spangenberg PH10000002.240.266.298.5640.0
B. Maurer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Hedges C30000011.201.257.390.647-0.5
C. d'Arnaud SS30000000.304.360.348.7080.0
J. Cosart P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Torres P111000001.0001.0001.0002.0002.0
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Szczur CF10000000.211.303.316.6190.0
  • a-flied out for Hand in the 8th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Russell (3)
  • RBI - J. Heyward 2 (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward 2 (11)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (10)
  • RBI - W. Myers (30), H. Renfroe 4 (24)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - W. Myers (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - W. Myers, Y. Solarte, C. d'Arnaud
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (L, 4-3)5.06550513.751.161.5
J. Grimm2.01000206.611.536.0
B. Duensing1.01001103.131.221.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (L, 4-3)5.0
J. Grimm2.0
B. Duensing1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cosart4.03225204.501.803.0
J. Torres (W, 3-2)2.00002103.811.0011.5
R. Buchter (H, 8)0.10003003.001.24-3.0
B. Hand (H, 6)1.20000201.820.944.0
B. Maurer (S, 7)1.00000106.001.2410.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Cosart4.0
J. Torres (W, 3-2)2.0
R. Buchter (H, 8)0.1
B. Hand (H, 6)1.2
B. Maurer (S, 7)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Hendricks (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 81-58, J. Grimm 21-16, B. Duensing 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 8-1, B. Duensing 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 21, J. Grimm 7, B. Duensing 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Cosart (2), B. Hand (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cosart 87-42, J. Torres 28-16, R. Buchter 23-11, B. Hand 21-14, B. Maurer 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cosart 3-7, J. Torres 4-0, B. Hand 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Cosart 21, J. Torres 7, R. Buchter 4, B. Hand 5, B. Maurer 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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CubsCHC25-25
200000000230
PadresSD20-33
00041000X580
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist RF11000300.259.361.455.8164.0
a- I. Happ PH10000011.240.345.480.825-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Schwarber LF40000114.173.294.339.6340.5
K. Bryant 3B30000202.276.394.536.9302.0
A. Rizzo 1B31000105.235.370.465.8353.0
M. Montero C20000101.313.356.478.8341.0
b- W. Contreras C00000100.241.303.409.7111.0
J. Heyward RF40220004.258.329.409.7384.0
J. Baez 2B40000034.261.291.486.777-1.5
A. Russell SS20100101.220.299.357.6575.0
K. Hendricks P20000011.111.111.111.222-0.5
c- A. Almora PH10000001.260.315.370.6850.0
J. Grimm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- J. Jay CF10000001.294.384.376.7600.0
Total28232010625-----
  • a-struck out for Zobrist in the 8th
  • b-walked for Montero in the 7th
  • c-grounded into a double play for Hendricks in the 6th
  • d-lined out for Grimm in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Cordoba LF40100020.304.347.435.7820.0
Y. Solarte 2B41200000.245.329.342.6713.0
W. Myers 1B41110022.265.315.500.8152.0
R. Schimpf 3B31100010.167.298.440.7382.5
H. Renfroe RF31141110.238.298.455.7539.5
F. Cordero CF30100000.333.333.444.7781.0
B. Hand P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Spangenberg PH10000002.240.266.298.5640.0
B. Maurer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Hedges C30000011.201.257.390.647-0.5
C. d'Arnaud SS30000000.304.360.348.7080.0
J. Cosart P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Torres P111000001.0001.0001.0002.0002.0
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Szczur CF10000000.211.303.316.6190.0
Total315851185-----
  • a-flied out for Hand in the 8th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Russell (3)
  • RBI - J. Heyward 2 (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward 2 (11)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (10)
  • RBI - W. Myers (30), H. Renfroe 4 (24)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - W. Myers (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - W. Myers, Y. Solarte, C. d'Arnaud
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (L, 4-3)5.06550513.751.161.5
J. Grimm2.01000206.611.536.0
B. Duensing1.01001103.131.221.5
Total8.0855181---
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (L, 4-3)5.0
J. Grimm2.0
B. Duensing1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cosart4.03225204.501.803.0
J. Torres (W, 3-2)2.00002103.811.0011.5
R. Buchter (H, 8)0.10003003.001.24-3.0
B. Hand (H, 6)1.20000201.820.944.0
B. Maurer (S, 7)1.00000106.001.2410.5
Total9.03221060---
PITCHERSIP
J. Cosart4.0
J. Torres (W, 3-2)2.0
R. Buchter (H, 8)0.1
B. Hand (H, 6)1.2
B. Maurer (S, 7)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Hendricks (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 81-58, J. Grimm 21-16, B. Duensing 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 8-1, B. Duensing 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 21, J. Grimm 7, B. Duensing 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Cosart (2), B. Hand (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cosart 87-42, J. Torres 28-16, R. Buchter 23-11, B. Hand 21-14, B. Maurer 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cosart 3-7, J. Torres 4-0, B. Hand 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Cosart 21, J. Torres 7, R. Buchter 4, B. Hand 5, B. Maurer 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Myers reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Torres scored, Cordoba to third, Solarte out at second25
  • 4TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to left center, Solarte, Myers and Schimpf scored24
  • 1ST INNING
    Heyward singled to deep right, Zobrist and Rizzo scored, Montero to third20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brandon Maurer pitching
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bryant popped out to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rizzo popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • B. Hand Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Russell hit by pitch
    • Jon Jay hit for Justin Grimm
    • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay lined out to shortstop
    • B. Zobrist: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Duensing pitching
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Schimpf singled to shallow right
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Renfroe walked, Schimpf to second
    • Cory Spangenberg hit for Brad Hand
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg flied out to deep left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Ryan Buchter relieved Jose Torres
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber walked
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant walked, Schwarber to second
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo flied out to left
    • Willson Contreras hit for Miguel Montero
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Contreras walked, Schwarber to third, Bryant to second
    • Matt Szczur in center
    • Brad Hand pitching
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Heyward grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Contreras out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Grimm Pitching:
    • C. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud popped out to shortstop
    • M. Szczur: Szczur flied out to deep right
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Cordoba struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Torres Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Russell walked
    • Albert Almora hit for Kyle Hendricks
    • A. Almora: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Almora grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Russell out at second
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zobrist grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Justin Grimm pitching
    • R. Schimpf: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schimpf flied out to right
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cordero reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Hedges: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Hedges flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Torres Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • M. Montero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Montero grounded out to second, Rizzo to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward grounded out to third
    • J. Baez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • C. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, d'Arnaud grounded out to first
    • J. Torres: Ball, Torres singled to left
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Foul, Cordoba singled to shallow left, Torres to second
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Solarte singled to right, Torres to third, Cordoba to second
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Myers reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Torres scored, Cordoba to third, Solarte out at second
    • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Myers picked off at first, pitcher to first
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Schwarber reached on fielder's choice to first, Zobrist out at second
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bryant fouled out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Cordoba grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Solarte reached on an infield single to second
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Myers singled to right, Solarte to second
    • R. Schimpf: Ball, Schimpf hit by pitch, Solarte to third, Myers to second
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe homered to left center, Solarte, Myers and Schimpf scored
    • F. Cordero: Foul, Ball, Cordero lined out to right
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Hedges grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • M. Montero: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Montero flied out to left
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heyward singled to shallow right
    • J. Baez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Baez grounded out to third, Heyward to second
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Russell flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • C. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Cosart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Cosart struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Russell tripled to deep right
    • K. Hendricks: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Hendricks grounded out to first
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber flied out to deep right
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked, Zobrist to second
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rizzo popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schimpf struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe grounded out to third
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cordero grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Schwarber flied out to deep center
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant flied out to deep right
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch, Zobrist to second
    • M. Montero: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Montero walked, Zobrist to third, Rizzo to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heyward singled to deep right, Zobrist and Rizzo scored, Montero to third
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)