The Cubs scored five second innings and held the Padres 5-4 down 40,855 on a sultry Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Kyle Schwarzer and Anthony Rizzo issued tape-sized homeruns in the second round as Cubs built an early five-run lead.
The Padres struggled back with three runs from Kyle Hendricks in fourth, pulling up to a run on Austin Hedges' sacrifice flying in the sixth. The Cubs loaded the bases without outs in seventh, but failed to pass.
Hendricks (8-9) threw 5 2/3 innings, which allowed five hits and four runs with seven strikeouts. Steve Cishek contributed scoreless relief to 1 1/3 innings by scoring in the seventh game.
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