Padres take doubleheader, series from the Cubs

San Diego Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz

The San Diego Padres brought the Chicago Cubs’ 8-game winning streak to an abrupt halt today, winning both halves of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field. It was the first time the Cubs had lost since May 1st.

Brett Wallace and Matt Kemp, along with the Padres bullpen, led the team to an 7-4 win early this afternoon.

In the evening game, the heroes for the Padres were Drew Pomeranz and Christian Bethancourt.

Bethancourt’s solo home run ended up being the only run scored in a 1-0 victory for San Diego, a small lead that was protected with 6 scoreless innings from Pomeranz and 3 more scoreless innings for the Padres’ bullpen.

In one game, over two games, the San Diego Padres bullpen pitched 7 scoreless innings. They were, without a doubt, the biggest key towards these huge wins. They’ll also be crucial if the team is hoping to get back to .500 and the top of the NL West standings.

The Padres are rolling, winning 3 of their last 4 series (going 2-2 against the Mets) and on their way to face the 14-20 Milwaukee Brewers. The Padres move to 15-20 with today’s wins, having gone 6-4 in their last 10 matchups.

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