Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contrearas, and Patrick Wisdom each homered against the Padres and former San Diego pitcher Zach Davies got the best of his former team en route to a 7-1 routing by the Cubs on Tuesday night in Petco Park.
Dinelson Lamet started opposite Davies and earned his first loss of the season.
El Flaco worked a little over five innings and finished with six strikeouts and four runs allowed. He was pulled in the sixth after allowing three straight hits which led to a pair of runs off a Rizzo double.
The Padres offense was held to just three hits and they didn’t score their lone run of the game until the bottom of the ninth when Ha-Seong Kim doubled into left field to score Tommy Pham.
Davies finished with just four K’s but allowed zero runs and just one hit. Rizzo led Chicago with four runs driven in.
The series finale is set for this afternoon at 1:10 p.m. The Cubs will face former ace Yu Darvish (6-1, 2.25 ERA) while the Padres will see Jake Arrieta (5-6, 5.26 ERA).