Willson Contreras hit a tying home run, Javier Baez scored the winning run on an error and Wade Davis worked out of a ninth-inning jam to lead the Cubs past the Padres 3-2 Monday night.
With the Cubs trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Rizzo led off with a triple. One out later, Kris Bryant hit a liner to shallow center that Matt Szczur made a running catch on and fired home to get Rizzo for the inning-ending double play - the fourth San Diego double play to that point behind starter Clayton Richard.
Hedges got the ball early and moved to apply the tag. Rizzo didn't slide and sort of dropped down to his knee as he crashed into the catcher, who tumbled backward. Hedges had to leave the game with a bruised right thigh.
Rizzo extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games by going 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Jose Pirela and Yangervis Solarte each had a solo homer for the Padres, although Pirela's error allowed the winning run to score.
Hector Rondon (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Davis had runners on second and third with one out, but struck out Wil Myers and got Hunter Renfroe to ground out for his 14th save in 14 chances.
Kirby Yates (1-1) allowed one unearned run to get the loss.
Szczur, claimed off waivers by the Padres from the Cubs last month, went 0 for 2 with a walk and a hit by pitch in his return to Wrigley Field.
Mike Montgomery (0-3, 2.56 ERA) goes in the middle game of the series and will face Padres RHP Jhoulys Chacin (6-5, 5.10).
>>Cardinals in Philadelphia This Week
The St. Louis Cardinals will face the one team they have had success against lately as they open a three-game series in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
In three games from June 9 to June 11, St. Louis handled Philadelphia in a three-game sweep, winning a pair of one-run games to open and begin the series, with a 7-0 victory in between. The Cardinals have lost five of seven since.
Taking the mound for the Cardinals to open the series will be a starter who didn't face the Phillies the last time around, right-hander Mike Leake.
This season, Leake is 5-6 with a 3.14 ERA, having lost each of his last four starts. His last time out, he was touched for nine hits and six runs (all earned) in five innings against the Brewers. That came after he began the season 5-2 with a 1.91 ERA in his first nine starts.
Leake has faced the Phillies 10 times in his career, going 3-3 with a 5.40 ERA. That's the worst ERA he has against any team he has faced more than four times.
>>White Sox Open Series With Twins
The Chicago White Sox are riding some momentum into theirseries this week with the Minnesota Twins after winning two straight series. They lost 7-3 at Toronto on Sunday but are 5-2 in their last seven games.
Minnesota's Ervin Santana (8-4, 2.56 ERA) is Tuesday's starter and is coming off one of his worst performances of the season in an 8-4 loss to Seattle on Wednesday.
He gave up a season-high nine hits and five runs in five innings.
The right-hander's standout season got on track in April with two wins against the White Sox. He has allowed just three hits and no runs in 15 innings against Chicago this season.
Santana is 10-8 with a 3.44 ERA in his career against the White Sox.
Chicago's Tuesday starter, Derek Holland (5-6, 3.79), has made two starts against Minnesota this season and lost both. He has surrendered 10 runs -- five earned -- in 11 innings.
In 10 career starts against the Twins, the left-hander is 2-5 with a 4.33 ERA.
Chicago has scored 46 runs over the past seven games, averaging 6.6 runs per game in that span. Jose Abreu is hitting .416 (12-for-29) in his last seven games, Melky Cabrera is hitting .425 (17-for-40) in his last 10 games while Avisail Garcia is hitting .433 (13-for-30) in eight games against Minnesota this season.
The White Sox placed center fielder Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a sprained finger on his left hand. Chicago will make a roster move before Tuesday's series opener.
>>Yankees Top Prospect Out With Tommy John Surgery
On Monday the Yankees announced that infielder and top prospect Gleyber Torres was seen by the team physician and diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
As a result, Torres will undergo Tommy John surgery at a date to be determined and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season. Because Torres is not a pitcher and because the injury is to his non-throwing elbow, he's expected to be ready for spring training 2018.
Torres entered the 2017 season as a consensus overall top-10 prospect. This season, he's batted .287/.383/.480 at the Double- and Triple-A levels with 23 extra-base hits in 55 games and good walk numbers. Those are impressive outputs for any minor-leaguer, let alone a 20-year-old like Torres who's playing against a much older peer group.
The Yankees originally acquired Torres from the Cubs as the key part of the Arolidis Chapman trade of July 2016. New York of course subsequently re-signed Chapman to a free agent contract this past offseason.
Long-term Torres has a ceiling as high as any prospect's in the game today. Near-term, the Yankees may have been poised to promote Torres and install him at third base in place of the struggling Chase Headley. Obviously, that will no longer come to pass.