Rizzo hits leadoff HR, Cubs beat Padres 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo said all his talking is making him an annoying teammate.

The new leadoff hitter is making up for it with his bat, lifting the Chicago Cubs with another first-inning homer Monday night in a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres.

''I'm sure my teammates are starting to get a little tired of it because I'm constantly in their ears,'' Rizzo said. ''Non-stop, telling them, `Make sure you don't miss it.'''

He hasn't been missing anything at the top of Joe Maddon's batting order.

''It's like on nightly basis, he's ready to go,'' Maddon said. ''He ready, he's chirpy, he's loving this and it's helping us out incredibly.''

Rizzo's home run on the second pitch from Jhoulys Chacin (6-6) was the third leading off in seven games since Rizzo was moved to first in the order. In those seven games, he is 6 for 6 with a walk to open the first inning.

It also extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games and came on the day Rizzo took a call from the league office about a collision at home plate with Padres catcher Austin Hedges the previous night.

MLB Chief Operating Officer Joe Torre told Rizzo on Tuesday that he violated Rule 7.13, which protects catchers from such collisions, but that he would receive no discipline. He was called out on the play.

Rizzo's home run was his 17th of the season. Rookie Ian Happ added his ninth in the eighth inning for the Cubs, who won their third straight.

Mike Montgomery (1-3) allowed three hits and two walks in six innings, striking out four. Twelve of his other 14 outs came on ground balls.

The left-hander started the season in the bullpen, but his last three appearances have been as a starter.

''I think it was just a great overall win for us, a great feeling all around,'' Montgomery said. ''It felt like a well-played ballgame, the bullpen came in and did a great job shutting it down. It's a lot of fun when you can win like that.''

Carl Edwards Jr. and Pedro Strop both allowed two baserunners apiece but pitched out of jams while each throwing an inning, and Justin Grimm had a perfect ninth.

The Padres had five hits but left eight runners stranded.

''I don't think it's really men in scoring position, I just think we have to be better offensively all the way across the board,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''I think each guy has got to kind of look at themselves and realize how they're being pitched, continue to use their mind and continue to use their fight.''

Addison Russell hit an RBI single in the fourth inning to make it 2-0. Pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr. added an RBI double in the eighth.

Chacin struck out six batters in six innings, allowing two runs and five hits. Catcher Luis Torrens had two hits.

RINGS TRUE

Padres pitchers Trevor Cahill and Clayton Richard received their World Series rings from the Cubs hours before Tuesday's game.

Cahill had a 2.74 ERA in 50 appearances for the Cubs last season, but didn't make the playoff roster. Richard pitched in 25 games with a 6.43 ERA before being released and picked up by the Padres.

Cahill (seven games) and Richard (15) have appeared exclusively as starters this year for San Diego.

LINE ONE

Rizzo said he had no intent to injure Hedges on Monday's controversial play, which earned the call from Torre.

''It's a tough baseball rule and there's a lot of gray area,'' Rizzo said. ''The league looked at it, and it's over with now.''

Green and Hedges both said they expect the catcher to return to the lineup soon after suffering a deep thigh bruise in the collision.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: 2B Yangervis Solarte (strained left oblique) was removed from the game in the first inning without taking the field or batting. Green said he hurt it before the game in one of his final swings in the batting cage. The manager said he anticipates a trip to the disabled list for the clean-up hitter.

Cubs: Outfielders Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber were held out with injuries. Heyward badly scraped up his left hand sliding for a foul ball on Sunday and missed his second straight game, while Schwarber fouled a ball off his right ankle on Monday.

UP NEXT

The teams will meet for the series finale Wednesday as Cubs RHP Eddie Butler (3-2, 4.41) faces Padres RHP Miguel Diaz (1-1, 7.36).

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  • W: M. Montgomery (1-3)L: J. Chacin (6-6)
  • HR: CHC - A. Rizzo (17), I. Happ (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF40100012.346.424.6151.0391.5
F. Cordero CF40000021.274.329.493.822-1.0
W. Myers 1B10000300.260.330.480.8103.0
Y. Solarte 2B0000-000.268.349.425.000-
C. d'Arnaud 2B40000014.212.255.308.562-0.5
H. Renfroe RF40100002.225.278.450.7281.0
C. Spangenberg 3B40000022.261.286.373.658-1.0
A. Cordoba SS30000110.250.292.354.6460.5
L. Torrens C40200010.200.262.250.5121.5
J. Chacin P20100000.320.320.360.6801.0
a- M. Szczur PH10000012.182.319.312.631-0.5
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
J. Valdez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Chacin in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rizzo 1B31111101.268.398.529.9277.0
K. Bryant 3B31100012.260.392.512.9044.5
W. Contreras C40100013.254.318.420.7370.5
I. Happ RF31111121.218.312.545.8576.0
A. Russell SS40210010.224.297.386.6832.5
M. Montero C30100102.284.366.455.8212.0
J. Grimm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Baez 2B41100014.254.289.471.7591.5
M. Montgomery P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- T. La Stella PH10000003.273.415.455.8690.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Almora CF10110000.286.345.414.7583.0
J. Jay LF10000110.320.404.393.7981.5
  • a-grounded out for Montgomery in the 6th
  • b-doubled for Strop in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pirela (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Almora (8)
  • HR - A. Rizzo (17), I. Happ (9)
  • RBI - A. Rizzo (47), I. Happ (17), A. Russell (27), A. Almora (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Almora (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Bryant (6)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (6)
  • DP - C. Spangenberg, W. Myers, J. Chacin, A. Cordoba, C. d'Arnaud
  • E - F. Cordero (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Baez, K. Bryant
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (L, 6-6)6.05223614.951.349.0
R. Buchter1.01001003.461.351.0
J. Torres0.22220114.731.08-3.5
J. Valdez0.11000007.361.09-1.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (L, 6-6)6.0
R. Buchter1.0
J. Torres0.2
J. Valdez0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Montgomery (W, 1-3)6.03002402.261.2425.0
C. Edwards (H, 8)1.01001201.840.892.0
P. Strop (H, 8)1.01001203.601.362.0
J. Grimm1.00000104.811.193.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Montgomery (W, 1-3)6.0
C. Edwards (H, 8)1.0
P. Strop (H, 8)1.0
J. Grimm1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Chacin (5)
  • IBB - J. Chacin 2 (5)
  • HBP - J. Chacin 2 (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 88-56, R. Buchter 18-12, J. Torres 11-10, J. Valdez 4-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 9-1, R. Buchter 1-1, J. Torres 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 26, R. Buchter 4, J. Torres 4, J. Valdez
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Montgomery 75-49, C. Edwards 23-13, P. Strop 16-10, J. Grimm 17-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Montgomery 11-2, C. Edwards 1-0, P. Strop 1-0, J. Grimm 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Montgomery 22, C. Edwards 5, P. Strop 5, J. Grimm 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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CubsCHC36-34
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF40100012.346.424.6151.0391.5
F. Cordero CF40000021.274.329.493.822-1.0
W. Myers 1B10000300.260.330.480.8103.0
Y. Solarte 2B0000-000.268.349.425.000-
C. d'Arnaud 2B40000014.212.255.308.562-0.5
H. Renfroe RF40100002.225.278.450.7281.0
C. Spangenberg 3B40000022.261.286.373.658-1.0
A. Cordoba SS30000110.250.292.354.6460.5
L. Torrens C40200010.200.262.250.5121.5
J. Chacin P20100000.320.320.360.6801.0
a- M. Szczur PH10000012.182.319.312.631-0.5
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
J. Valdez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Chacin in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rizzo 1B31111101.268.398.529.9277.0
K. Bryant 3B31100012.260.392.512.9044.5
W. Contreras C40100013.254.318.420.7370.5
I. Happ RF31111121.218.312.545.8576.0
A. Russell SS40210010.224.297.386.6832.5
M. Montero C30100102.284.366.455.8212.0
J. Grimm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Baez 2B41100014.254.289.471.7591.5
M. Montgomery P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- T. La Stella PH10000003.273.415.455.8690.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Almora CF10110000.286.345.414.7583.0
J. Jay LF10000110.320.404.393.7981.5
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  • a-grounded out for Montgomery in the 6th
  • b-doubled for Strop in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pirela (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Almora (8)
  • HR - A. Rizzo (17), I. Happ (9)
  • RBI - A. Rizzo (47), I. Happ (17), A. Russell (27), A. Almora (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Almora (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Bryant (6)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (6)
  • DP - C. Spangenberg, W. Myers, J. Chacin, A. Cordoba, C. d'Arnaud
  • E - F. Cordero (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Baez, K. Bryant
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (L, 6-6)6.05223614.951.349.0
R. Buchter1.01001003.461.351.0
J. Torres0.22220114.731.08-3.5
J. Valdez0.11000007.361.09-1.0
Total8.0944472---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (L, 6-6)6.0
R. Buchter1.0
J. Torres0.2
J. Valdez0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Montgomery (W, 1-3)6.03002402.261.2425.0
C. Edwards (H, 8)1.01001201.840.892.0
P. Strop (H, 8)1.01001203.601.362.0
J. Grimm1.00000104.811.193.5
Total9.0500490---
PITCHERSIP
M. Montgomery (W, 1-3)6.0
C. Edwards (H, 8)1.0
P. Strop (H, 8)1.0
J. Grimm1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Chacin (5)
  • IBB - J. Chacin 2 (5)
  • HBP - J. Chacin 2 (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 88-56, R. Buchter 18-12, J. Torres 11-10, J. Valdez 4-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 9-1, R. Buchter 1-1, J. Torres 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 26, R. Buchter 4, J. Torres 4, J. Valdez
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Montgomery 75-49, C. Edwards 23-13, P. Strop 16-10, J. Grimm 17-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Montgomery 11-2, C. Edwards 1-0, P. Strop 1-0, J. Grimm 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Montgomery 22, C. Edwards 5, P. Strop 5, J. Grimm 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Almora doubled to deep right center, Baez scored, Almora out at third04
    Happ homered to left center03
  • 4TH INNING
    Russell singled to left, Bryant scored, Happ to second02
  • 1ST INNING
    Rizzo homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Justin Grimm pitching
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cordoba flied out to deep right
    • L. Torrens: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Torrens struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Strop relieved Carl Edwards
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela doubled to left
    • F. Cordero: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers walked
    • C. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Torres relieved Ryan Buchter
    • I. Happ: Foul, Happ homered to left center
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • M. Montero: Ball, Montero grounded out to second
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Baez singled to center, Baez to third on center fielder Cordero fielding error
    • Albert Almora hit for Pedro Strop
    • Jose Valdez relieved Jose Torres
    • A. Almora: Ball, Foul, Ball, Almora doubled to deep right center, Baez scored, Almora out at third
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Carl Edwards pitching
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to first
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cordoba walked
    • L. Torrens: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Torrens singled to right, Cordoba to second
    • Matt Szczur hit for Jhoulys Chacin
    • Matt Szczur hit for Jhoulys Chacin
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Szczur struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ryan Buchter pitching
    • J. Jay: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay walked
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Rizzo popped bunt out to pitcher
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bryant singled to center, Jay to second
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Contreras grounded into double play third to second to first, Bryant out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pirela struck out looking
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cordero grounded out to second
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers walked
    • C. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud reached on fielder's choice to first, Myers out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Contreras singled to left
    • I. Happ: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Happ struck out looking
    • A. Russell: Russell singled to right center, Contreras to second
    • M. Montero: Foul, Montero reached on an infield single to shortstop, Contreras to third, Russell to second
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Baez reached on fielder's choice to first, Contreras out at home, Russell to third, Montero to second
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Mike Montgomery
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordoba lined out to center
    • L. Torrens: Ball, Torrens grounded out to second
    • J. Chacin: Chacin flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • M. Montgomery: Montgomery grounded out to first
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Jay hit by pitch
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Jay to second on wild pitch, Rizzo intentionally walked
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Cordero grounded out to second
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Myers walked
    • C. d'Arnaud: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, d'Arnaud reached on fielder's choice to second, Myers out at second
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe singled to left, d'Arnaud to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Spangenberg grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Bryant hit by pitch
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Bryant stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Ball, Happ intentionally walked
    • A. Russell: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Russell singled to left, Bryant scored, Happ to second
    • M. Montero: Foul, Montero grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Russell out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
    • L. Torrens: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Torrens singled to center
    • J. Chacin: Chacin singled to right center, Torrens to second
    • J. Pirela: Pirela grounded into double play third to second to first, Chacin out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • M. Montgomery: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Montgomery grounded out to second
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rizzo lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • C. d'Arnaud: Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to third
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Russell grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Montero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Montero walked
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Baez grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Montero out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela grounded out to second
    • F. Cordero: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chase d'Arnaud at second
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Rizzo homered to center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Contreras grounded out to third
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Happ struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)