CHICAGO (AP) cheap Alex Dickerson jersey picked a nice spot for a milestone swing.
Dickerson became the first player in Padres jerseys history with a pinch hit grand slam for his first career homer, but San Diego lost 8 7 to the surging Chicago Cubs jerseys on Tuesday night.
Dickerson’s drive on an 0 2 pitch from cheap Adam Warren jersey trimmed Chicago’s lead to 8 7 with two outs in the eighth inning. As is the custom at Wrigley Field, a fan threw the ball back onto the field, and the souvenir was eventually handed over to the 25 year old outfielder.
“This is really a historic place,” Dickerson said. “A very big spot in baseball, so many famous players have played here and it’s such an old park. It’s really special to be able to make my mark in my career at a place like this.”
cheap Melvin cheap jerseys Upton Jr. jersey also went deep for the Padres jerseys, and cheap Jose Pirela jersey had two hits and scored two runs. Rookie starter cheap Cesar Vargas jersey (0 2) allowed six runs and 10 hits in four innings.
“I was trying to be too fine, too perfect with my pitches,” Vargas said through a translator.
cheap Ben Zobrist jersey went 4 for 4 and cheap Addison Russell jersey had three RBIs, helping Chicago to its eighth straight win. cheap Jon Lester jersey (4 1) pitched six innings of three run ball as the Cubs jerseys improved to 25 6 for the best start by a major league team since the 1984 Detroit Tigers jerseys won 26 of their first 31 games.
Zobrist had run scoring singles in the third and fourth. He also singled in the second and seventh, and scored in each inning on a hit by Russell.
“I feel like it’s a cumulative effect for the whole team,” Zobrist said.
“Obviously, they’re not getting breaks in our lineup and that’s what makes it so difficult for them to stay focused on every hitter.”
Zobrist, a switch hitter who signed a $56 million, four year contract with Chicago as a free agent, is batting .365 (23 for 63) with 23 RBIs in his last 18 games. He has driven in 17 runs during Chicago’s win streak.
“I’ve seen Zo really good,” said Joe Maddon, who also managed Zobrist with Tampa Bay, “and he’s really good right now.”
San Diego lost another infielder when shortstop Alexei Ramirez left in the fifth inning due to cramping in his left hamstring. After hustling into second with a run scoring double, Ramirez was hunched over behind the bag when a trainer came out to check on him.
Ramirez motioned to his hamstring and walked off the field under his own power after a short discussion. The Padres jerseys had nine players on the disabled list coming into the day, including four infielders.
“He tells me right now he’s feeling fine,” manager Andy Green said. “You can imagine with the rash of hamstring injuries and quad injuries we’ve had, if somebody says, ‘My hamstring hurts,’ we’re going to be very cautious. He was upset that we took him out and thought he was fine to play through it.”
SHUTTING IT DOWN
After Dickerson’s homer in the eighth, the last four hitters for the Padres jerseys went down in order. cheap Jon Jay jersey bounced to second for the final out of the eighth, and cheap Hector Rondon jersey pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save in seven chances.
The Padres jerseys claimed left hander cheap Keith Hessler jersey off waivers from the Diamondbacks jerseys. Green said Hessler could be added to the roster as the 26th player for Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Cubs jerseys.
The Cubs jerseys and Padres jerseys make up Monday’s rainout when they play a day night doubleheader on Wednesday. RHPs cheap Kyle Hendricks jersey (2 2, 3.10 ERA) and cheap John Lackey jersey (4 1, 4.02 ERA) go for Chicago, and San Diego sends RHP cheap Colin Rea jersey (3 1, 3.82 ERA) and LHP cheap Drew Pomeranz jersey (3 3, 2.12 ERA) to the mound. The Cubs jerseys haven’t won a home series against San Diego since they swept a three game set in 2012.