The Padres scored nine runs in the sixth after Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson left the game with cramping in his right hand as the team suffered their worse loss in franchise history at Wrigley Field Thursday night, 13-3.
The Cubs will begin a three-game series against National League Central rival St. Louis Friday at Wrigley Field as they continue their 10-game home stand.
Around the league: Jason Hammel is happy in Oakland, but won’t rule out a return to the Cubs, MLBPA files grievance against Astros in regard to draft pick situation, Mariners bring back Kendrys Morales in trade with Twins, A’s cut ties with Johnson, former closer designated for assignment, and Cardinals starter Lance Lynn among the major leaguers who kicked the habit.
Cubs.com: Jackson exits with cramping in right hand
Chicago Sun-Times: Jason Hammel happy in Oakland, but wouldn’t rule out return to Cubs
ESPN Chicago: Jackson no rookie in regard to trade talks
CSN Chicago: Forget farm-system rankings, Theo’s Cubs ‘haven’t done anything yet’
Bleacher Nation: 2015 MLB Draft Competitive Balance Lottery Results: Cardinals Get a High Pick, Because Obviously
NBC Sports MLB: MLBPA files grievance against Astros in regard to draft pick situation
CBS Sports MLB: Mariners bring back Kendrys Morales in trade with Twins
FOX Sports MLB: A’s cut ties with Johnson, former closer designated for assignment
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lynn among the major leaguers who kicked the habit
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Brewers pitchers praise Nashville pitching coach Fred Dabney
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Gene Collier: Avoiding key players helps dodge losing