Jhoulys Chacin

Rizzo hits leadoff HR, Cubs beat Padres 4-0

Anthony Rizzo said all his talking is making him an annoying teammate.

The new leadoff hitter is making up for it with his bat, lifting the Chicago Cubs with another first-inning homer Monday night in a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres.

"I'm sure my teammates are starting to get a little tired of it because I'm constantly in their ears," Rizzo said. "Non-stop, telling them, 'Make sure you don't miss it.'"

He hasn't been missing anything at the top of Joe Maddon's batting order.

"It's like on nightly basis, he's ready to go," Maddon said. "He ready, he's chirpy, he's loving this and it's helping us out...

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