San Diego starter
(2-2) matched the major league record by hitting three batters in an inning. Anaheim knuckleballer
last accomplished the dubious feat on May 2, 1999.
There was a runner on first when Cubs superstar
, who left the game in Pittsburgh on Sunday after being nailed in the helmet by
' pitch, was hit just above the waist by Lawrence.
Sosa glared at Lawrence and was escorted down the first base line by plate umpire Marty Foster.
"I was surprised after just getting hit," Sosa said. "I know it was not intentional, but it was frustrating."
"You don't want to hit him and make it seem like everyone is trying to hit him," Lawrence said. "Your just trying to go inside. Unfortunately, I probably just tried to guide it up there instead of throwing it like I normally do."
Hee Seop Choi
was hit in the ankle with one out and
was nailed in a similar location with two outs before Miller gave Chicago a 4-1 advantage with his first triple since September 5, 1998.
Miller had two RBI in a home win over Montreal on April 9 and also drove a pair in consecutive victories over Pittsburgh on April 12-13 at Wrigley Field.
"People that have played here before have talked about, if you can battle through the April weather and the high grass, offensively things will get better," Miller said. "So it's a good feeling for me to have already driven in some big runs."
's two-run homer in the eighth capped the scoring for the Cubs, who required just four hits to generate seven runs.
"It's a rare game when you have more runs than hits," Cubs manager
said. "But the hit batsmen and walks sometimes equal hits, almost. So we were about to outscore them tonight."
In the opening three innings, Bellhorn was the lone Cub to reach base, courtesy of a wild pitch by Lawrence on strike three. But the 26-year-old righthander lost his control in the fourth.
"It's a shame," Padres manager
said. "He didn't pitch bad. He just had that one inning. ... That inning was an aberration for him. He doesn't normally hurt himself that way."
Lawrence yielded four runs and three hits, walking none and striking out seven.
(3-1) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked three.
"I think I have to be in control more," Zambrano said. "So I can throw less pitches and go more innings. I will work more with (pitching coach
) and work on throwing more strikes."
singled in the fifth to reach base for the 15th straight game, but the Padres slipped to 1-6 on their 12-game road trip.
"We didn't get big hits and they did," Padres manager
said. "We haven't been scoring runs and we got bases loaded a couple of times and then didn't get that hit that wins you ballgames."
left the game after beating out the potential double play on a grounder to second. The San Diego center fielder has stiffness in his lower right back and is expected to sit out the next two or three days.