Cubs 5, Padres 4: You keep me hangin’ on

This looked like an easy win. And then, it wasn’t, but the Cubs did come out on top in the end.

Kyle Hendricks cruising through the first three innings. A five-run frame off a Padres rookie pitcher in the second.

This game looked like it would be an easy win, but the Padres, being an actual baseball team, decided to make it close. The Cubs needed every one of those five second-inning runs to complete their second straight 5-4 win over the Padres on a very hot, humid Saturday afternoon at the ballyard.

The Padres went down 1-2-3 in the first and the Cubs had a two-out single from Jason Heyward in the bottom of the inning. After another 1-2-3 inning from Hendricks in the second, the Cubs got to work with the bats.

First up, Kyle Schwarber [VIDEO].

That’s 20 for Kyle, giving him two straight years with 20+. Ian Happ followed with a single, and after two men were retired Addison Russell singled in Happ to make it 2-0.

Next up, Anthony Rizzo [VIDEO].

That was Rizzo’s 17th of the season and made it 4-0. Fun facts:

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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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