Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Wrigley Field plays like two different ballparks depending on the elements.

His team is finding success in both versions.

Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and Chicago won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday for its fifth straight victory.

Anthony Rizzo hit an RBI single to help the NL Central leaders complete a three-game sweep. The Giants lost their fourth in a row.

A day after the Cubs won 12-11 in a game with seven home runs, there was a brisk breeze blowing in and the teams combined for just six hits.

''That's what Wrigley Field is,'' Rizzo said. ''After a while, you just get used to it and you don't really worry about it.''

''To win a 1-0 game is huge for us,'' he said.

The Cubs are 44-19 at home this season, including 16-3 in the last 19 games.

Hendricks (9-9) allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked none. He has a 1.79 ERA in 11 home starts this season.

Relievers Brandon Kintzler, Kyle Ryan and Rowan Wick each got two outs to complete the four-hitter. Wick finished for his second save.

Cubs pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts without a walk.

''That's huge,'' Hendricks said. ''You can't give away free bases.''

Jeff Samardzija (9-10) gave up one run on two hits in seven innings against his former team.

''Kyle and I did the same thing,'' he said. ''The wind was blowing in, so we just kind of attacked them.''

Samardzija retired the first nine batters before Jason Heyward led off the fourth with a pop fly to short center. Kevin Pillar immediately began shading his eyes and lost it in the sun and the ball dropped in front of him for gift single.

With Heyward running, Nicholas Castellanos followed with a routine grounder to shortstop that Brandon Crawford booted for an error to put runners on first and second. Samardzija appeared on a verge of getting out of the jam when Kris Bryant bounced into a double play, but Rizzo followed with a liner to center for an RBI single.

''It's hard to pitch a better game than what `Shark' did today,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''It's a shame we couldn't find a way to win that one for him.''

San Francisco's best scoring chance came in the eighth. Crawford tripled off the right field wall with two outs against Kintzler. Without the wind, the ball might've been a game-tying homer.

Ryan, a left-hander, then came on to strike out pinch-hitter Austin Slater to end the inning.

''Crawford hit that ball pretty good,'' Maddon said. ''There are days that's a home run, but it wasn't today.''

TRIBUTE

Bochy, who is retiring, was honored before his last game at Wrigley. Maddon and Cubs President Theo Epstein presented Bochy with a tile from the legendary center field scoreboard with the number 15 (his uniform number) on it.

''What a nice gesture,'' Bochy said. ''These moments are special to me. I'll miss coming here. It's such a great atmosphere.''

GIVING SHADE

An inning after his gift hit led to the game's only run, Heyward was fighting the sun as he tried to track a ball in left-center. Left fielder Kyle Schwarber, though, came over at the last second to make the catch.

Before heading back to his position, Heyward gave Schwarber a big hug.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: After being examined in Los Angeles by orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache, INF Pablo Sandoval (right elbow) returned to the Bay Area. The team's medical staff is in the process of determining how long Sandoval is likely to be sidelined.

Cubs: Closer Craig Kimbrel had pitched three of four days since being activated on Sunday - including a save in each of the first two games of the series - so he was unavailable on Thursday. ''We're not going to push him,'' Maddon said.

UP NEXT

Giants: Following a day off on Friday, they return home for a two-game series against Bay Area rival Oakland. LHP Madison Bumgarner (8-8, 3.72 ERA) starts the opener Saturday night against Athletics RHP Chris Bassitt (9-5, 3.61).

Cubs: LHP Jon Lester (10-8, 4.23 ERA) pitches the opener of a three-game series at home against the Nationals on Friday afternoon. RHP Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 3.99) goes for Washington.

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  • b-struck out for Vogt in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Belt (21)
    • 3B - B. Crawford (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Posey, S. Gennett, A. Slater
    BATTING
    • RBI - A. Rizzo (81)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo (22)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Baez
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Crawford-Gennett-Belt; Longoria-Gennett-Belt)
    • E - B. Crawford (14)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Bryant-Happ-Rizzo)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Samardzija (L, 9-10)7.02111403.441.0817.0
    T. Watson1.00000104.471.343.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Samardzija (L, 9-10)7.0
    T. Watson1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Hendricks (W, 9-9)7.03000703.201.1031.5
    B. Kintzler (H, 16)0.21000102.421.01-0.5
    K. Ryan (H, 14)0.20000103.211.220.5
    R. Wick (S, 2)0.20000102.331.037.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Hendricks (W, 9-9)7.0
    B. Kintzler (H, 16)0.2
    K. Ryan (H, 14)0.2
    R. Wick (S, 2)0.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 95-62, T. Watson 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 10-6, T. Watson 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 23, T. Watson 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 106-73, B. Kintzler 12-7, K. Ryan 7-5, R. Wick 7-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 9-4, B. Kintzler 1-0, K. Ryan 1-0, R. Wick 1-0
    • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 23, B. Kintzler 3, K. Ryan 2, R. Wick 2
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    B. Posey C40100011.254.321.382.7040.5
    A. Dickerson LF40000011.317.377.595.972-0.5
    E. Longoria 3B30000001.254.321.456.7760.0
    B. Belt 1B30100000.227.340.387.7272.0
    K. Pillar CF30000011.259.287.451.738-0.5
    S. Gennett 2B30000031.231.250.331.581-1.5
    B. Crawford SS30100000.228.300.356.6563.0
    J. Samardzija P20100000.122.122.171.2931.0
    a- S. Vogt PH0000-000.283.340.527.000-
    b- A. Slater PH10000011.299.409.542.952-0.5
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    • a-announced for Samardzija in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Vogt in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Heyward CF-RF31100010.266.349.451.8001.5
    N. Castellanos RF-LF30000001.291.342.511.8540.0
    K. Bryant 3B20000102.286.385.532.9171.0
    A. Rizzo 1B30110011.290.401.528.9291.5
    J. Baez SS30000002.283.314.535.8490.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Belt (21)
      • 3B - B. Crawford (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Posey, S. Gennett, A. Slater
      BATTING
      • RBI - A. Rizzo (81)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Baez
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Crawford-Gennett-Belt; Longoria-Gennett-Belt)
      • E - B. Crawford (14)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Bryant-Happ-Rizzo)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Samardzija (L, 9-10)7.02111403.441.0817.0
      T. Watson1.00000104.471.343.5
      Total8.0211150---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Samardzija (L, 9-10)7.0
      T. Watson1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Hendricks (W, 9-9)7.03000703.201.1031.5
      B. Kintzler (H, 16)0.21000102.421.01-0.5
      K. Ryan (H, 14)0.20000103.211.220.5
      R. Wick (S, 2)0.20000102.331.037.5
      Total9.04000100---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Hendricks (W, 9-9)7.0
      B. Kintzler (H, 16)0.2
      K. Ryan (H, 14)0.2
      R. Wick (S, 2)0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 95-62, T. Watson 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 10-6, T. Watson 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 23, T. Watson 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 106-73, B. Kintzler 12-7, K. Ryan 7-5, R. Wick 7-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 9-4, B. Kintzler 1-0, K. Ryan 1-0, R. Wick 1-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 23, B. Kintzler 3, K. Ryan 2, R. Wick 2
      • 4TH INNING
        Rizzo singled to center, Heyward scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • K. Ryan Pitching:
        • M. Yastrzemski: Strike swinging, Yastrzemski grounded out to shortstop
        • Rowan Wick pitching
        • Addison Russell at second base
        • B. Posey: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
        • A. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Dickerson grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Brandon Kintzler relieved Kyle Hendricks
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pillar grounded out to third
        • S. Gennett: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford tripled to deep right center
        • Stephen Vogt hit for Jeff Samardzija
        • Kyle Ryan relieved Brandon Kintzler
        • Austin Slater hit for Stephen Vogt
        • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tony Watson pitching
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber grounded out to second
        • I. Happ: Foul, Happ popped out to second
        • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Caratini struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • A. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson grounded out to first
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Belt flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rizzo struck out looking
        • J. Baez: Pickoff attempt, Baez grounded into double play third to second to first, Bryant out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to third
        • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Ball, Samardzija singled to left
        • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
        • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Posey reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Samardzija out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hendricks flied out to right
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt flied out to left
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Gennett struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Schwarber flied out to left
        • I. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Happ lined out to center
        • V. Caratini: Caratini flied out to shallow left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Posey singled to right
        • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Dickerson popped out to second
        • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded into double play third to second to first, Posey out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heyward singled to center
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error, Heyward to second
        • K. Bryant: Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Heyward to third, Castellanos out at second
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo singled to center, Heyward scored
        • J. Baez: Baez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rizzo out at second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford grounded out to second
        • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Strike looking, Samardzija grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
        • V. Caratini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Caratini struck out looking
        • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Ball, Hendricks grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Longoria flied out to left
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Belt doubled to deep right
        • K. Pillar: Pillar grounded out to third
        • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to second
        • J. Baez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Baez grounded out to pitcher
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Schwarber popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Yastrzemski struck out on foul tip
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Posey grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Dickerson struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Heyward lined out to center
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)