It's been a rough season for the Padres, particularly in the month of July when the team went 5-20. But Thursday night marked a new month of games for the Friars when the faced the Chicago Cubs to start their latest road trip.
The Padres were trailing 1-0 in the sixth inning. Austin Hedges answered the call with a three-run blast to left field. His seventh home run of the season gave the Friars a 3-1 lead. It also gave the offense the boost it needed.
In the top of the eighth inning A.J. Ellis doubled to left field which plated Freddy Galvis and added to the Padres lead 5-1. After losing the last seven games in a row, San Diego kicked off the month of August with a 6-1 victory of the Cubs.
The second game of the set is on Friday August 3 at 11:20 a.m. PST at Wrigley Field.