Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (13-20) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-6) in the first of three games at Wrigley Field. Monday’s game was rained out.

Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.54) gave up six runs on ten hits and three walks and a strikeout in just four innings. In the second inning, Ben Zobrist scored on an Addison Russell double. On the throw from Matt Kemp, Russell  was tagged out between second and third base in a weird-looking play that I still haven’t quite figured out yet. A Kris Bryant double in the third inning scored Dexter Fowler and Jason Heyward. Bryant later came home on a single by Zobrist. Russell hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to score Anthony Rizzo and Zobrist.

Jon Lester (4-1, 1.96) pitched six innings, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four. Melvin Upton Jr. hit a solo home run with two outs in the fourth inning to give the Padres their first run of the night. In the fifth inning, a double by Alexei Ramirez (who would eventually leave the game with a right hamstring cramp) scored Jose Pirela, followed one out later by a double by Jon Jay to score pinch-runner Adam Rosales. With the bases loaded and two out in the eighth inning, Alex Dickerson hit his first Major League home run, a grand slam, driving in Derek Norris, Upton, and Pirela.

Today, the Padres and Cubs will play a day/night doubleheader. In the first game, starting at 10:05pm PDT, Colin Rea (3-1, 3.82) takes on Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.10). In the second game, Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 2.12) takes the mound against John Lackey (4-1, 4.02) at 5:05pm PDT.


Recaps

Dickerson’s slam, Upton’s HR not enough — Carrie Muskat and AJ Cassavell (MLB.com)

Vargas battered by Cubs, Ramirez exits with cramping – Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Zobrist, Cubs beat Padres 8-7 for 8th straight win — Jay Cohen (The Associated Press)

Tuesday’s recap: Cubs 8, Padres 7 — Mark Gonzales (Chicago Tribune)

MLB Box Score


Photos

Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist watches his single off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Cesar Vargas during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Chicago. Padres catcher Derek Norris is at left. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell, right, slides into San Diego Padres’ Brett Wallace, at third, as Javier Baez (9) returns to third off Addison Russell’s double during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Chicago. Russell was eventually tagged out by shortstop Alexei Ramirez while trying to return to second. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Cesar Vargas returns to the mound during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


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Russell’s RBI double

Upton Jr.’s solo shot

Ramirez’s RBI double

Jay’s RBI double

Rosales turns two

Dickerson’s grand slam


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