The Padres accomplished their ambush of Chicago Thursday, sweeping their four-game sequence with the Cubs to offer them sole possession of first place within the Nationwide League West.
With their 6-4 win to complete the sequence, they gained a half recreation on the idle Los Angeles Dodgers to interrupt a first-place tie.
The victory adopted video games Tuesday and Wednesday during which the Friars put 31 runs on the board, together with a 19-5 barrage.
Each participant within the lineup Wednesday save José Azocar had successful and an RBI, however issues calmed down Thursday as Joe Musgrove posted his eighth win of the yr.
With the victory, he joined 4 different pitchers – together with Dodgers Tyler Anderson and Tony Gonsolin – for the Main League lead. The El Cajon native went seven innings, putting out 9 and giving up two runs.
Nearer Taylor Rogers, although he gave up a run in his inning of labor, additionally regained the MLB prime spot for saves with 20.
The Cubs held a short lead, 1-0 following a primary inning homer from Christopher Morel, however the Padres answered with three runs within the second. Nomar Mazara homered and Jake Cronenworth doubled to drive in Trent Grisham and Jurickson Profar.
They added runs within the fourth and fifth, and within the eighth, Profar hit a solo shot to make the rating 6-2. The Cubs crept nearer, but it surely wasn’t sufficient, because the Padres swept Chicago in 4 video games for the primary time since August 2010.
“I believe the [offense is] lastly clicking,” Luke Voit informed MLB.com. “It’s summertime. It was only a matter of time.”
The Padres transfer on to Colorado the place MacKenzie Gore, Nick Martinez and Blake Snell are set to begin. The crew returns dwelling June 20.