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Story by Liz Alper
Photo via @Padres on Twitter
May 29, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres returned home today to face the reigning world champion Chicago Cubs and are hopefully still riding the momentum from a win yesterday. Kyle Hendricks started on the mound for Chicago against Jarred Cosart.
If you thought the Padres were going to stand a chance against the Cubs, ECM asks “why?” In the first, Jason Heyward singled and scored two to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead.
But Cosart did his job to hold them to that and in the fourth, it paid off. With the bases loaded, Hunter Renfroe creamed a grand slam to left field and the Padres were catapulted to a 4-2 lead over the reigning champs.
They added more in the fifth when Wil Myers grounded into a fielder’s choice and Miguel Torres scored and the Padres won game one 5-2, giving them a huge wave of momentum against the 2016 Series champs.
Game two is tomorrow night at 7:10 p.m. Eddie Butler starts for Chicago against Dinelson Lamet.