WATCH: Highlights of Padres versus Cubs, including intense bullpen dance session


by - Senior Writer -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed

CHICAGO — With a crack of the bat, Chicago Cubs (64-46) left fielder Kyle Schwarber provided his club with an early 1-0 lead over the San Diego Padres (43-70) that quickly built into a 5-0 lead. Following Schwarber's 20th home run of season, which led off the bottom half of the second frame, the Cubs bullpen engaged in an even more intense dancing session than usual, featuring every reliever passionately performing in a different dancing style.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo also homered in the second inning, sending a two-run blast high over the wall in center field to move him into sole possession of 11th place on the Cubs' all-time home-run list. Taking a 5-0 lead just two innings in, the Cubs were able to hold off the Padres the rest of the way, with Pedro Strop collecting the save for the second straight game to improve Chicago to 2-1 through three games of its four-game set with San Diego.

Comment on this story
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Vegas odds on Cubs winning 2019 World Series
Vegas odds on Cubs winning 2019 World Series
Cubs insist new TV network won't have right-wing bias
Cubs insist new TV network won't have right-wing bias
It's official: Cubs sign lefty specialist
It's official: Cubs sign lefty specialist
Cubs single-season tickets go on sale Friday
Cubs single-season tickets go on sale Friday
Send Feedback to Cole Little: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Vegas odds on Cubs winning 2019 World Series
Vegas odds on Cubs winning 2019 World Series
The Hot Corner: Morrow’s rehab, Machado waiting on $300 mil, and more
The Hot Corner: Morrow’s rehab, Machado waiting on $300 mil, and more
Cubs insist new TV network won't have right-wing bias
Cubs insist new TV network won't have right-wing bias
CubsHQ 2019 Preview, Part 3: The Cubs Rotation; perhaps MLB's best
CubsHQ 2019 Preview, Part 3: The Cubs Rotation; perhaps MLB's best
Dan's Take: MLB Network is #1, PECOTA projections, and more
Dan's Take: MLB Network is #1, PECOTA projections, and more
It's official: Cubs sign lefty specialist
It's official: Cubs sign lefty specialist
Cubs single-season tickets go on sale Friday
Cubs single-season tickets go on sale Friday
Maddon's response to PECOTA's last place projection for Cubs
Maddon's response to PECOTA's last place projection for Cubs
ESPN ranks Javy Baez as Top 3 second baseman in MLB
ESPN ranks Javy Baez as Top 3 second baseman in MLB
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest