Boy asks for homer, Rizzo hits slam as Cubs beat Padres 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) Before Friday's game against San Diego, 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs' dugout and gave him a note asking for a ''moonshot'' on behalf of group running a 5K in Grant Park this weekend to raise money for kids with cancer.

Rizzo followed with a go-ahead grand slam, his first home run since June 15.

''That was for him,'' Rizzo, a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor, said after the Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Padres 6-5. ''That's really special for him to come and hang out there.''

Javier Baez also homered for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who have won six of seven since the All-Star break. Chicago overcame an early home run by Manny Machado that built a 3-0 lead.

Josh Naylor tied the score 5-5 in the eighth inning against Pedro Strop (2-3) with his first career pinch homer, but the Cubs went back ahead in the bottom half.

Rizzo singled off Craig Stammen (6-5), rookie shortstop Fernandez Tatis Jr. threw Addison Russell's grounder into center field for an error, Jason Heyward was intentionally walked and David Bote hit a grounder to third. Machado threw home for a forceout and catcher Francisco Mejia threw to first, even though he didn't have a play on Bote. The ball hit off the glove of first baseman Eric Hosmer and bounced into short right field as Rizzo scored on Hosmer's error.

''A couple young guys playing really fast, trying to do special things, and sometimes those plays just aren't there,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''If you're going to make mistakes in the field, mistakes of aggression are the better kind of mistakes.''

Craig Kimbrel struck out three around a four-pitch walk in the ninth for his fifth save in six chances. San Diego has lost five of six and 11 of 15.

Jon Lester made his 400th big league appearance and matched his career high by allowing 12 hits, giving up four runs in six innings. He needed 26 pitches to get through the first on an afternoon with a 93-degree temperature at game time.

''Yeah, it was miserable,'' Lester said.

Padres left-hander Eric Lauer gave up four runs, five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings in his first appearance since July 5. Lauer had gone on bereavement leave following the death of his father. He remained in the game after he was hit on the back by Albert Almora Jr.'s single in the third.

''We've got to hit lefties, man,'' Maddon said. ''We got to figure that part of it out. That's a big part of moving down the road.''

Hunter Renfroe hit a sacrifice fly in the first and Machado made it 3-0 in the third with his 24th homer, a two-run drive.

Rizzo's fourth career slam put Chicago ahead in the bottom half.

Mejia tied the score with an RBI double in the fifth, and Baez hit an opposite-field homer to right-center in the bottom half.

HELP WANTED

Chcago figures to be in the market for a left-handed reliever before the trade deadline. The return of Carl Edwards Jr. (strained left thoracic) from the IL left seven righties among eight relievers. LHP Randy Rosario was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. ''It's always nice to have more than one,'' manager Joe Maddon said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Manager Andy Green was optimistic RHP Garrett Richards (Tommy John surgery last July) will be available in late August. ''He's on a relatively quick path, all things considered,'' Green said. ''I think we're all excited about that possibility.''

Cubs: LHP Cole Hamels (strained left oblique) took part in light throwing and was scheduled for another bullpen session this weekend. ... C Willson Contreras (sprained right arch) remained on pace to return from the IL when eligible Wednesday.

UP NEXT

LHP Joey Lucchesi (7-4) is scheduled to start Saturday for San Diego. LHP Jose Quintana (7-7) has won three straight starts for the Cubs.

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123456789RHE
SD46-51
1020100105132
CHC53-44
00401001X672
  • W: P. Strop (2-3)L: C. Stammen (6-5)S: C. Kimbrel (5)
  • HR: SD - M. Machado (24), J. Naylor (3), CHC - A. Rizzo (20), J. Baez (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS50100032.322.388.590.978-0.5
M. Margot CF52200004.255.324.403.7264.0
M. Machado 3B51221024.271.342.512.8547.0
H. Renfroe LF40010010.246.306.581.8870.5
F. Reyes RF41200100.253.312.541.8524.0
E. Hosmer 1B40200112.285.334.437.7712.5
F. Mejia C50110026.207.262.345.6072.0
I. Kinsler 2B30000011.211.271.355.626-0.5
L. Perdomo P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
a- J. Naylor PH11111000.238.289.362.6516.0
C. Stammen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Lauer P20100010.125.125.208.3331.5
G. Garcia 2B10100100.269.354.403.7572.0
  • a-homered for Perdomo in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF41100010.245.282.394.6761.5
J. Baez SS42211020.287.319.543.8627.0
K. Bryant LF31000100.296.406.560.9672.0
A. Rizzo 1B31241100.288.398.535.93311.0
A. Russell 2B41000032.241.323.404.727-0.5
J. Heyward RF30200110.278.361.475.8363.5
D. Bote 3B40000034.246.335.418.753-1.5
M. Maldonado C30000113.220.286.355.6410.5
J. Lester P20000002.231.333.385.7180.0
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Schwarber PH10000000.230.323.479.8010.0
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Kimbrel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Cishek in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Mejia (5), E. Lauer (2)
  • HR - M. Machado (24), J. Naylor (3)
  • SF - H. Renfroe (2)
  • RBI - M. Machado 2 (64), H. Renfroe (50), F. Mejia (10), J. Naylor (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Mejia (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado 4 (4), F. Mejia 6 (6), I. Kinsler
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Heyward (11)
  • HR - J. Baez (23), A. Rizzo (20)
  • RBI - J. Baez (64), A. Rizzo 4 (65)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo 4 (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Russell, D. Bote, M. Maldonado 2 (2), J. Lester
FIELDING
  • DP - (Tatis-Kinsler-Hosmer)
  • E - E. Hosmer (7), F. Tatis (14)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Baez (13), M. Maldonado (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer4.26553724.311.331.5
L. Perdomo2.10000404.021.128.0
C. Stammen (L, 6-5)1.01101003.681.29-4.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer4.2
L. Perdomo2.1
C. Stammen (L, 6-5)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester6.012440613.871.355.0
S. Cishek (H, 7)1.00001002.701.022.0
P. Strop (W, 2-3) (BS, 4)1.01111214.811.118.0
C. Kimbrel (S, 5)1.00001305.871.4310.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester6.0
S. Cishek (H, 7)1.0
P. Strop (W, 2-3) (BS, 4)1.0
C. Kimbrel (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Stammen (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 85-51, L. Perdomo 27-19, C. Stammen 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 1-5, L. Perdomo 1-2, C. Stammen 3-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 22, L. Perdomo 7, C. Stammen 6
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Lester (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 105-68, S. Cishek 18-9, P. Strop 20-12, C. Kimbrel 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 5-7
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 30, S. Cishek 4, P. Strop 5, C. Kimbrel 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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SD46-51
1020100105132
CHC53-44
00401001X672
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Tatis SS50100032.322.388.590.978-0.5
M. Margot CF52200004.255.324.403.7264.0
M. Machado 3B51221024.271.342.512.8547.0
H. Renfroe LF40010010.246.306.581.8870.5
F. Reyes RF41200100.253.312.541.8524.0
E. Hosmer 1B40200112.285.334.437.7712.5
F. Mejia C50110026.207.262.345.6072.0
I. Kinsler 2B30000011.211.271.355.626-0.5
L. Perdomo P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
a- J. Naylor PH11111000.238.289.362.6516.0
C. Stammen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Lauer P20100010.125.125.208.3331.5
G. Garcia 2B10100100.269.354.403.7572.0
Total395135231119-----
  • a-homered for Perdomo in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF41100010.245.282.394.6761.5
J. Baez SS42211020.287.319.543.8627.0
K. Bryant LF31000100.296.406.560.9672.0
A. Rizzo 1B31241100.288.398.535.93311.0
A. Russell 2B41000032.241.323.404.727-0.5
J. Heyward RF30200110.278.361.475.8363.5
D. Bote 3B40000034.246.335.418.753-1.5
M. Maldonado C30000113.220.286.355.6410.5
J. Lester P20000002.231.333.385.7180.0
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Schwarber PH10000000.230.323.479.8010.0
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Kimbrel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total31675241111-----
  • a-flied out for Cishek in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Mejia (5), E. Lauer (2)
  • HR - M. Machado (24), J. Naylor (3)
  • SF - H. Renfroe (2)
  • RBI - M. Machado 2 (64), H. Renfroe (50), F. Mejia (10), J. Naylor (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Mejia (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado 4 (4), F. Mejia 6 (6), I. Kinsler
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Heyward (11)
  • HR - J. Baez (23), A. Rizzo (20)
  • RBI - J. Baez (64), A. Rizzo 4 (65)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo 4 (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Russell, D. Bote, M. Maldonado 2 (2), J. Lester
FIELDING
  • DP - (Tatis-Kinsler-Hosmer)
  • E - E. Hosmer (7), F. Tatis (14)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Baez (13), M. Maldonado (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer4.26553724.311.331.5
L. Perdomo2.10000404.021.128.0
C. Stammen (L, 6-5)1.01101003.681.29-4.0
Total8.07654112---
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer4.2
L. Perdomo2.1
C. Stammen (L, 6-5)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester6.012440613.871.355.0
S. Cishek (H, 7)1.00001002.701.022.0
P. Strop (W, 2-3) (BS, 4)1.01111214.811.118.0
C. Kimbrel (S, 5)1.00001305.871.4310.5
Total9.013553112---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester6.0
S. Cishek (H, 7)1.0
P. Strop (W, 2-3) (BS, 4)1.0
C. Kimbrel (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Stammen (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 85-51, L. Perdomo 27-19, C. Stammen 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 1-5, L. Perdomo 1-2, C. Stammen 3-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 22, L. Perdomo 7, C. Stammen 6
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Lester (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 105-68, S. Cishek 18-9, P. Strop 20-12, C. Kimbrel 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 5-7
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 30, S. Cishek 4, P. Strop 5, C. Kimbrel 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Bote reached on fielder's choice to third, and Russell scored, Rizzo out at home, Heyward to third on 1st baseman Hosmer fielding error56
    Naylor homered to center55
  • 5TH INNING
    Baez homered to right center45
    Mejia doubled to deep left, Reyes scored44
  • 3RD INNING
    Rizzo homered to left, Almora, Baez and Bryant scored34
    Machado homered to left, Margot scored30
  • 1ST INNING
    Renfroe hit sacrifice fly to center, Margot scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Craig Kimbrel relieved Pedro Strop
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mejia struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • Josh Naylor hit for Luis Perdomo
    • J. Naylor: Naylor homered to center
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garcia walked
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Tatis struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Foul, Margot popped out to shortstop, Garcia to second on shortstop Baez throwing error
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • K. Bryant: Bryant grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo singled to center
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Russell reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rizzo to third, Russell to second on shortstop Tatis throwing error
    • J. Heyward: Heyward intentionally walked
    • D. Bote: Ball, Bote reached on fielder's choice to third, and Russell scored, Rizzo out at home, Heyward to third on 1st baseman Hosmer fielding error
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Steve Cishek relieved Jon Lester
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe popped out to second
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Reyes lined out to left
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer walked
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mejia flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Schwarber hit for Steve Cishek
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber flied out to left
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora flied out to center
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to pitcher, Garcia to second on catcher Maldonado throwing error
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tatis grounded out to third
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Margot flied out to deep left
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bote struck out looking
    • M. Maldonado: Foul, Strike swinging, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reyes singled to right center
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop, Reyes to second
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reyes to third on wild pitch, Ball, Mejia doubled to deep left, Reyes scored
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Almora lined out to center
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez homered to right center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Bryant flied out to deep center
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • Greg Garcia at second base
    • Luis Perdomo pitching
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Russell struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
    • E. Lauer: Strike swinging, Ball, Lauer doubled to deep right center
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Tatis reached on an infield single to pitcher, Lauer to third, Tatis to second
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Margot reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Lauer out at home, Tatis to third
    • M. Machado: Machado flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward doubled to deep right
    • D. Bote: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • M. Maldonado: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
    • J. Lester: Strike looking, Ball, Lester flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Margot singled to center
    • M. Machado: Machado homered to left, Margot scored
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Reyes lined out to right
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hosmer singled to center
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mejia popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado walked
    • J. Lester: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lester grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Maldonado out at second
    • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Almora reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Baez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Baez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Almora to second
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked, Almora to third, Baez to second
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo homered to left, Almora, Baez and Bryant scored
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Russell struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler lined out to right
    • E. Lauer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lauer struck out looking
    • F. Tatis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Tatis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Rizzo flied out to right
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Heyward singled to left
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Tatis struck out on foul tip
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Margot reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Machado: Machado singled to right center, Margot to third
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Renfroe hit sacrifice fly to center, Margot scored
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reyes singled to center, Machado to second
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer reached on an infield single to pitcher, Machado to third, Reyes to second
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Baez struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Bryant popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)