The Hangover 2019 – Games 97-99
Padres 5, Chicago Cubs 1
Winning Pitcher: Cal Quantrill (3-2, 3.76)
Losing Pitcher: Kyle Hendricks (7-8, 3.41)
The Padres (47-52) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (55-45) in the finale of their three-game series at Wrigley Field, 5-1. Adrian Morejon (0-0, 3.86) made his Major League debut as an Opener, giving up one run on three hits and no walks with a strikeout in two and a third innings. Cal Quantrill (3-2, 3.76) took the majority of the pitching duties for the Padres, shutting the Cubs out over five and two-thirds inning on two hits and no walks while striking out six. Javier Báez scored on Anthony Rizzo‘s ground out in the first inning.
Kyle Hendricks (7-8, 3.41) allowed two run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven innings. A single by Fernando Tatís Jr. drove in Luis Urías in the fifth inning. Francisco Mejía hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring Hunter Renfroe home and Tatís Jr. singled to drive in Mejía in the ninth inning.
The start of the game was delayed for thirty minutes due to rain.
Mejía homers as Padres beat Cubs 5-1 to avoid sweep – Sarah Trotto, Associated Press
Padres’ youngsters combine to down Cubs – Russell Dorsey, MLB.com
Cubs hit road with breathing room in NL Central – Jordan Bastian, MLB.com