Chicago Cubs 1 – San Diego Padres 2
Highlights: San Diego rookie Franchy Cordero tripled leading off the eighth inning and scored on Yangervis Solarte‘s fielder’s choice, and the Padres beat Chicago 2-1 on Wednesday to hand the Cubs their season-high sixth straight loss. Luis Perdomo, in just his second big league season, and two relievers combined to hold the struggling Cubs to three hits. Perdomo pitched seven strong innings. Cordero tripled to right-center off Koji Uehara (1-3) leading off the eighth. Solarte hit a grounder to second baseman Ian Happ, whose throw home wasn’t in time to get Cordero. Cordero showed his speed on both the triple and his dash home.
Chicago White Sox 1 – Boston Red Sox 4
Highlights: Pablo Sandoval hit a tiebreaking single in Boston’s four-run sixth inning and Drew Pomeranz struck out eight in his second straight win, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night. Chicago wasted a spotless start by Mike Pelfrey in its second consecutive loss after winning four of five. The big right-hander struck out five while pitching five scoreless innings of two-hit ball. He also threw 83 pitches, 48 for strikes. Anthony Swarzak (2-1) came in and the Red Sox jumped all over him, loading the bases with one out in the sixth. Josh Rutledge beat out a potential double-play grounder, tying it at 1, and Sandoval followed with a single to left. Christian Vazquez hit a two-run double into left-center to give Boston a 4-1 lead.