Hedges’ highs and lows loom large vs. Cubs

Christian Villanueva thought about letting Javier Baez’s slow ground ball roll foul. Instead of going foul however, the ball hit the bag and ricocheted for an infield single. That’s all the Cubs had to do to defeat the Padres in 10 innings, 5-4, on Friday night at Petco Park.

July 14, 2018

Lucchesi to pitch in Minors over All-Star break

On Thursday, Padres rookie Joey Lucchesi was optioned to Triple-A El Paso, a day after his final first-half start. It’s not a performance-based move. The 25-year-old lefty will almost certainly be recalled and merely pushed to the back off the rotation after the All-Star break.

July 13, 2018