If it hadn't happened to Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, Joe Maddon wouldn't have believed it. ''It sounds like fiction to me,'' the Cubs manager said. Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between the two aces, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago 9-4 on Sunday to sweep the Cubs in three games at home for the first time since August 2012.
The Minnesota Twins allowed 11 runs in the eighth inning against the rallying Houston Astros on Monday.
Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam off Kyle Hendricks that helped quiet all the Chicago Cubs fans at Petco Park and overshadow a shaky day by San Diego Padres pitchers. Renfroe's slam pushed the Padres over the Cubs 5-2 on Monday, handing Chicago its fourth straight loss. As big as that hit was, both teams marveled at how the Cubs had only three hits yet drew 10 walks and had two batters hit by pitches.