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Padres history (May 11): Fernando Rodney saves two

A 39-year-old Fernando Rodney saved 17 games for the Padres in less than half a season to become an All-Star for the second time in his career. Two arrived on this date — May 11 — in 2016 as he became the first San Diego closer to save both games of a doubleheader.

The team Rodney held at bay was just as noteworthy.

The Chicago Cubs, on their way to their first World Series title in 108 years, entered the day with a major league-best 25-6 record and hadn’t lost two games in a row all year.