Cubs fall on grand slam
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam off Kyle Hendricks and the San Diego Padres won 5-2 on Monday to hand the Chicago Cubs their fourth straight loss.
The defending World Series champion Cubs have lost six straight road games. They were coming off a three-game sweep at the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Cubs had only three hits. They drew 10 walks and two batters were hit by pitches.
Hendricks (4-3) retired his first 10 batters before allowing seven of his final 11 to reach.
With one out in the fourth, Hendricks allowed singles to Yangervis Solarte and Wil Myers, and hit Ryan Schimpf with a pitch before Renfroe drove a 1-1 pitch into the seats in left. It was Renfroe’s 10th this season and his second career grand slam.
Renfroe’s other slam was in his sixth major league game, against the Dodgers on Sept. 27, when he hit two homers and drove in seven runs. He hit four homers and drove in 14 runs in 11 games after he was called up.
Hendricks loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth and Myers drove in a run on a fielder’s choice.
San Diego starter Jarred Cosart allowed Jason Heyward’s two-run single with two outs in the first.