Hedges, Lamet help Padres hand Cubs 5th straight loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) The rebuilding San Diego Padres are hoping to follow the Chicago Cubs' blueprint - the one that required years of losing before a title was delivered.

Not that the defending World Series champions are looking all that unbeatable up close.

Austin Hedges had a home run and a career-high four RBIs, rookie Dinelson Lamet produced another strong outing and the Padres beat the Cubs 6-2 on Tuesday night, giving Chicago its fifth straight loss.

Hedges hit a two-run homer and a two-run double as the Padres clinched the three-game series against the struggling Cubs.

Lamet (2-0), one of Padres' top prospects, was making his Petco Park debut and looking to build on his stellar first start. Against the New York Mets on Thursday, the right-hander threw five innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits.

He was nearly as good against the potent Cubs, limiting them to two runs, five hits and a walk over five innings. For the second straight start, he struck out eight. He showed three effective pitches in a fastball, slider and changeup.

''We knew we would see great stuff, but a 4-to-1 strike-to-ball ratio today?'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''He's in the strike zone, and that is the No. 1 thing for him to be successful.''

Eddie Butler (2-1) was seeking his third straight win, but he lasted only 4 1/3 innings, charged with six runs and seven hits.

''We had a good game plan, executed a lot of pitches, but missed with a few too many,'' Butler said.

He walked three and struck out five as his teammates were no match for Lamet.

''Fortunately everything went well,'' Lamet said through a translator. ''I got confidence once I got a strike on these guys, then I could go after them with my offspeed pitches and my breaking stuff. I was trying to be aggressive and attacking the strike zone.''

Hunter Renfroe had a two-run double in the fifth that put the Padres up 4-2 and gave him six RBIs in two games.

''We gave up the lead and that was largely because they did pitch well again and we're not hitting like we can,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''So that is a bad combination.''

Hedges got to reliever Brian Duensing for another two-run double into the left field corner, extending the edge to 6-2.

Kyle Schwarber burned Lamet on an 0-2 pitch, turning on an elevated fastball for a solo homer in the fifth to tie it at 2 and snap his 0-for-13 skid.

''The rest of the outing it was lights out for the young guy,'' Green said. ''I feel really good about his ballgame, and I couldn't be more pleased in what he has done in his two starts.''

Hedges' ninth homer of the season, a two-run shot off Butler's fastball, pushed the Padres ahead 2-1 in the second inning. Franchy Cordero opened with a single.

The Cubs struck first when Willson Contreras' bad-hop grounder got past Cory Spangenberg at third for a double in the second for a 1-0 edge, scoring Cordero after he singled.

Chicago, which has fallen a game under .500, has nine hits in the series' first two games. They left nine runners on base.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: 2B Ben Zobrist is starting but a sprained left wrist is restricting him when he bats right-handed. He's avoiding hitting from that side but is getting better, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Padres: RHP Jered Weaver (hip inflammation) threw his first bullpen session Tuesday since going on the DL on May 20. ... RHP Trevor Cahill (shoulder strain) has yet to throw after going on the DL May 14. ... CF Manuel Margot (strained left calf) had an MRI, which the team said came out well.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Jake Arrieta (5-4, 4.92) has lost three of his last four starts. Against the Padres, Arrieta is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA. He last faced them in August when he threw eight shutout innings.

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.19) has lost his last two decisions after setting a franchise mark with six straight no-decisions to start a season. Perdomo has pitched against the Cubs just once, allowing two runs, two hits and two walks in three innings.

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SD21-33
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  • W: D. Lamet (2-0)L: E. Butler (2-1)
  • HR: CHC - K. Schwarber (8), SD - A. Hedges (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Heyward RF41200011.265.333.419.7523.5
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b- I. Happ PH-2B20000002.231.333.462.7950.0
  • a-struck out for Edwards in the 8th
  • b-popped out for Duensing in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Cordoba LF40000000.292.333.417.7500.0
Y. Solarte 2B31200101.251.336.348.6844.0
W. Myers 1B41100013.264.314.495.8091.5
H. Renfroe RF41120022.238.297.456.7534.0
F. Cordero CF32100120.333.385.417.8013.0
C. Spangenberg 3B40100033.241.265.306.5710.5
K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Hedges C41241011.209.263.418.68110.5
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J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
E. Aybar SS20000010.193.269.307.576-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Bryant (13), J. Heyward (2), W. Contreras (9)
    • HR - K. Schwarber (8)
    • RBI - K. Schwarber (20), W. Contreras (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Schwarber (7), W. Contreras (12)
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Renfroe (12), C. Spangenberg (4), A. Hedges (6)
    • HR - A. Hedges (9)
    • RBI - H. Renfroe 2 (26), A. Hedges 4 (25)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Hedges 2 (10)
    FIELDING
    • E - P. Strop (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Butler (L, 2-1)4.17663514.421.58-6.5
    B. Duensing0.21000203.041.230.0
    P. Strop1.00000103.121.273.5
    C. Edwards1.00000300.950.744.5
    H. Rondon1.00000204.191.144.0
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Butler (L, 2-1)4.1
    B. Duensing0.2
    P. Strop1.0
    C. Edwards1.0
    H. Rondon1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Lamet (W, 2-0)5.05221812.701.1018.0
    J. Torres0.20000103.710.980.5
    K. Quackenbush1.10002003.381.721.0
    K. Yates2.01000403.001.337.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Lamet (W, 2-0)5.0
    J. Torres0.2
    K. Quackenbush1.1
    K. Yates2.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - E. Butler
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Butler 72-50, B. Duensing 12-8, P. Strop 9-7, C. Edwards 17-11, H. Rondon 9-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Butler 6-2, P. Strop 2-1, H. Rondon 1-0
    • Batters Faced - E. Butler 23, B. Duensing 3, P. Strop 4, C. Edwards 3, H. Rondon 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. Lamet, J. Torres (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 94-69, J. Torres 10-6, K. Quackenbush 32-15, K. Yates 30-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 2-5, K. Quackenbush 1-3
    • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 22, J. Torres 3, K. Quackenbush 6, K. Yates 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    B. Zobrist 2B-SS40000110.252.357.442.7990.5
    K. Schwarber LF41111010.174.297.355.6526.5
    K. Bryant 3B30100112.277.396.538.9342.5
    A. Rizzo 1B40000004.230.364.455.8190.0
    J. Jay CF40100030.292.379.371.749-0.5
    J. Heyward RF41200011.265.333.419.7523.5
    W. Contreras C30110012.243.308.414.7223.5
    A. Russell SS20000122.218.300.353.6530.0
    P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- M. Montero PH10000011.309.351.471.822-0.5
    H. Rondon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    E. Butler P20000020.000.167.000.167-1.0
    B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- I. Happ PH-2B20000002.231.333.462.7950.0
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    • a-struck out for Edwards in the 8th
    • b-popped out for Duensing in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Cordoba LF40000000.292.333.417.7500.0
    Y. Solarte 2B31200101.251.336.348.6844.0
    W. Myers 1B41100013.264.314.495.8091.5
    H. Renfroe RF41120022.238.297.456.7534.0
    F. Cordero CF32100120.333.385.417.8013.0
    C. Spangenberg 3B40100033.241.265.306.5710.5
    K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Hedges C41241011.209.263.418.68110.5
    C. d'Arnaud SS20000111.280.357.320.6770.5
    K. Quackenbush P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Schimpf 3B10000010.166.297.437.734-0.5
    D. Lamet P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
    J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
    E. Aybar SS20000010.193.269.307.576-0.5
    Total33686131313-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Bryant (13), J. Heyward (2), W. Contreras (9)
      • HR - K. Schwarber (8)
      • RBI - K. Schwarber (20), W. Contreras (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Schwarber (7), W. Contreras (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Renfroe (12), C. Spangenberg (4), A. Hedges (6)
      • HR - A. Hedges (9)
      • RBI - H. Renfroe 2 (26), A. Hedges 4 (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Hedges 2 (10)
      FIELDING
      • E - P. Strop (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Butler (L, 2-1)4.17663514.421.58-6.5
      B. Duensing0.21000203.041.230.0
      P. Strop1.00000103.121.273.5
      C. Edwards1.00000300.950.744.5
      H. Rondon1.00000204.191.144.0
      Total8.08663131---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Butler (L, 2-1)4.1
      B. Duensing0.2
      P. Strop1.0
      C. Edwards1.0
      H. Rondon1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Lamet (W, 2-0)5.05221812.701.1018.0
      J. Torres0.20000103.710.980.5
      K. Quackenbush1.10002003.381.721.0
      K. Yates2.01000403.001.337.0
      Total9.06223131---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Lamet (W, 2-0)5.0
      J. Torres0.2
      K. Quackenbush1.1
      K. Yates2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - E. Butler
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Butler 72-50, B. Duensing 12-8, P. Strop 9-7, C. Edwards 17-11, H. Rondon 9-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Butler 6-2, P. Strop 2-1, H. Rondon 1-0
      • Batters Faced - E. Butler 23, B. Duensing 3, P. Strop 4, C. Edwards 3, H. Rondon 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Lamet, J. Torres (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 94-69, J. Torres 10-6, K. Quackenbush 32-15, K. Yates 30-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 2-5, K. Quackenbush 1-3
      • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 22, J. Torres 3, K. Quackenbush 6, K. Yates 7
      • 5TH INNING
        Hedges doubled to deep left, Renfroe and Cordero scored26
        Renfroe doubled to deep left, Solarte and Myers scored24
        Schwarber homered to right22
      • 2ND INNING
        Hedges homered to center, Cordero scored12
        Contreras doubled to left, Heyward scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • K. Yates Pitching:
        • I. Happ: Happ flied out to deep left
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Zobrist flied out to center
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ryan Schimpf at third
        • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jay singled to shallow left
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Contreras struck out looking
        • Miguel Montero hit for Carl Edwards
        • M. Montero: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Montero struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Hector Rondon pitching
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • R. Schimpf: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Schimpf struck out swinging
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Aybar grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Quackenbush Pitching:
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zobrist lined out to left
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber flied out to left
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Rizzo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Carl Edwards relieved Pedro Strop
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • F. Cordero: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking
        • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Torres Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Jay struck out on foul tip
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Heyward popped out to shortstop
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras hit by pitch
        • Kevin Quackenbush pitching
        • Erick Aybar at shortstop
        • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Russell walked, Contreras to second
        • Ian Happ hit for Brian Duensing
        • I. Happ: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Happ popped out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Pedro Strop pitching
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
        • A. Cordoba: Cordoba safe at first on Strop fielding error, Cordoba to second
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Solarte grounded out to second, Cordoba to third
        • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Myers lined out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • E. Butler: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Butler struck out swinging
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
        • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Schwarber homered to right
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant doubled to deep center
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Rizzo flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Butler Pitching:
        • A. Cordoba: Ball, Foul, Cordoba grounded out to third
        • Y. Solarte: Strike swinging, Solarte singled to left
        • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Myers singled to right center, Solarte to third
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Renfroe doubled to deep left, Solarte and Myers scored
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cordero walked
        • Brian Duensing relieved Eddie Butler
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges doubled to deep left, Renfroe and Cordero scored
        • C. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
        • J. Heyward: Heyward singled to shallow center
        • W. Contreras: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Contreras grounded out to third, Heyward to second
        • A. Russell: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • E. Butler Pitching:
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg doubled to deep center
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges grounded out to third
        • C. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud intentionally walked
        • D. Lamet: Foul, Strike swinging, Lamet grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • E. Butler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Butler struck out swinging
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Schwarber hit by pitch, Zobrist to second
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Bryant struck out on foul tip
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rizzo fouled out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Butler Pitching:
        • A. Cordoba: Cordoba flied out to deep center
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Solarte walked
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rizzo lined out to center
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
        • J. Heyward: Heyward doubled to deep right
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Contreras doubled to left, Heyward scored
        • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Butler Pitching:
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cordero singled to center
        • C. Spangenberg: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Hedges homered to center, Cordero scored
        • C. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud flied out to right
        • D. Lamet: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lamet struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Lamet Pitching:
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist flied out to deep center
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to third
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant popped out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Butler Pitching:
        • A. Cordoba: Cordoba grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte singled to center
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Myers reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Solarte out at second
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)