Machado homers in hit parade, Padres pelt Cubs 19-5.
Padres Cubs Baseball San Diego Padres' Manny Machado blows a bubble as he watches his two-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Rowan Wick during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — (AP) — Manny Machado lined a single for his 1,500th hit and hit a two-run homer in a four-RBI night to help the San Diego Padres beat the reeling Chicago Cubs 19-5 on Wednesday night. Machado was one of five Padres with three hits as San Diego routed the Cubs for the second straight hot night at Wrigley Field. After Machado's run-scoring hit, San Diego increased its lead to 2-0 on Alfaro’s force out in the first. After Kilian hit Ha-Seong Kim with a pitch in the fourth, the Padres sprayed three straight hits, capped by Cronenworth’ second double, to take a 5-4 lead.wftv.com