Hendricks takes shutout into 9th, Cubs beat D-backs 5-1

PHOENIX (AP) Kyle Hendricks received a standing ovation from Chicago Cubs fans in Arizona for merely laying down a sacrifice bunt in the top of the ninth inning.

He earned all that applause away from home with the way he pitched on the mound.

Hendricks took a one-hit shutout into the ninth and the Cubs stifled the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 5-1 win Monday night to open their important three-game series.

Hendricks (12-11) struck out eight and walked one. A.J. Pollock hit a leadoff homer against him in the ninth and Paul Goldschmidt added a two-out single before Justin Wilson completed the three-hitter.

''It happens. I thought I threw only one bad pitch,'' Hendricks said. ''I got away with a couple. It started with fastball command.

''Got some quick outs and kept the pitch count down,'' he added. ''I'd rather get a standing ovation for something else. It's a treat to be able to go on the road and have our fans travel so well.''

Javier Baez homered in Chicago's three-run sixth that broke open a pitchers' duel between Hendricks and Patrick Corbin (11-6).

''I wasn't as good as their starter tonight,'' Corbin said. ''Just left the breaking ball up to a hitter that can do damage.''

Kris Bryant also homered, and the Cubs maintained their 2 1/2-game lead in the NL Central after second-place Milwaukee beat Cincinnati earlier.

The fading Diamondbacks led the NL West when the month began but ended the day five games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. Arizona has lost three straight and eight of 10 to fall five games out of the second wild card as well.

''This is a grinding time right now, there's no doubt about it,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''We still have life, and I want these guys to know that I believe in them. They believe in themselves as well I'm sure, and if they doubt it, that their teammate next to them is going to be working just as hard to pull them along and make sure everything's going to be OK.''

The Cubs were struggling on offense, coming off a weekend series in which they scored only five runs in three games against last-place Cincinnati. They thrilled a largely pro-Chicago crowd at Chase Field in the sixth, when Albert Almora Jr. and Bryant opened with back-to-back singles. Bryant worked an eight-pitch at-bat against Corbin before his base hit that moved Almora to third base.

Anthony Rizzo beat out a replay-overturned double play to drive in Almora, and Baez followed with a line drive into the seats in left-center to make it 3-0.

Thousands of blue-and-white-clad Cubs fans roared as Baez rounded the bases. Baez acknowledged he was upset about his first two at-bats against Corbin, a strikeout and a groundout.

''I was just really mad at myself that I wasn't making adjustments,'' Baez said.

Bryant went opposite field for his 12th home run, a two-run shot in the eighth off reliever Randall Delgado. It was his first home run since July 20.

''It's always about feel, so hopefully he gained some feel from that,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

MOVING ON

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras ran hard after making contact in his at-bats, including on a deep fly to center in the fourth that was caught. Maddon criticized Contreras for admiring a long drive that ended up a double during a 2-1 loss to the Reds on Sunday. Maddon said Monday he thought the criticism had gotten out of hand.

SUNS OUT

Players from the NBA's Phoenix Suns were introduced before the game, as the Diamondbacks recognized their downtown neighbors whose season opens next month. Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, Mikal Bridges, Elie Okobo, De'Anthony Melton and Shaquille Harrison were in attendance, with Ariza throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Tommy La Stella did not make the trip to Phoenix due to back injuries. ... RHP Brandon Morrow (forerarm) could return from the disabled list in the next few days. He's been out since mid-July. ... SS Addison Russell was checked by a trainer after stretching across second base in an attempt to complete a double play in the fifth. He stayed in the game.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Mike Montgomery (4-5) is set to face Arizona on Tuesday night, his career-high 17th start of the season.

Diamondbacks: RHP Matt Andriese is slated to start Tuesday against the Cubs. Andriese (3-5) started four games for Tampa Bay before being traded to the Diamondbacks.

---

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
CHC88-62
000003020591
000000001130
  • W: K. Hendricks (12-11)L: P. Corbin (11-6)
  • HR: CHC - J. Baez (32), K. Bryant (12), ARI - A. Pollock (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF52200001.287.326.384.7104.0
K. Bryant LF31221110.282.384.475.8588.5
A. Rizzo 1B41110011.277.373.467.8402.5
J. Baez 2B41121012.294.328.566.8936.5
B. Zobrist RF40200002.314.385.456.8413.0
J. Heyward RF00000000.275.342.399.7400.0
W. Contreras C40000012.259.353.402.755-0.5
D. Bote 3B40100030.230.306.410.716-0.5
K. Hendricks P30000010.069.085.086.171-0.5
J. Wilson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Russell SS40000021.249.315.341.656-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Pollock CF41111010.261.319.479.7985.5
    E. Escobar 3B40100010.267.331.489.8201.5
    D. Peralta LF40000001.296.353.519.8720.0
    P. Goldschmidt 1B30100110.299.400.553.9540.5
    D. Descalso 2B30000012.242.360.444.804-0.5
    S. Souza RF30000020.223.314.365.679-1.0
    Y. Lopez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    N. Ahmed SS30000000.245.299.432.7310.0
    A. Avila C30000011.160.295.303.598-0.5
    P. Corbin P20000011.186.213.203.417-0.5
    S. Bracho P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Jay RF10000000.270.335.352.6860.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Zobrist (27)
      • HR - K. Bryant (12), J. Baez (32)
      • SH - K. Hendricks (4)
      • RBI - K. Bryant 2 (49), A. Rizzo (93), J. Baez 2 (105)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Almora, B. Zobrist 2 (2), W. Contreras 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Escobar (46)
      • HR - A. Pollock (18)
      • RBI - A. Pollock (60)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Descalso 2 (2), P. Corbin
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - P. Goldschmidt (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Bote (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Hendricks (W, 12-11)8.23111813.581.1733.0
      J. Wilson0.10000002.851.360.0
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Hendricks (W, 12-11)8.2
      J. Wilson0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (L, 11-6)6.05331713.091.0310.5
      S. Bracho1.00000103.041.143.5
      R. Delgado0.23220017.041.70-5.0
      Y. Lopez1.11000206.751.003.0
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (L, 11-6)6.0
      S. Bracho1.0
      R. Delgado0.2
      Y. Lopez1.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 109-82, J. Wilson 1-0
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 9-10
      • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 31
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Delgado
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 96-60, S. Bracho 12-7, R. Delgado 25-17, Y. Lopez 18-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 7-4, S. Bracho 1-1, Y. Lopez 2-0
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 24, S. Bracho 3, R. Delgado 5, Y. Lopez 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      CHC88-62
      000003020591
      000000001130
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Almora CF52200001.287.326.384.7104.0
      K. Bryant LF31221110.282.384.475.8588.5
      A. Rizzo 1B41110011.277.373.467.8402.5
      J. Baez 2B41121012.294.328.566.8936.5
      B. Zobrist RF40200002.314.385.456.8413.0
      J. Heyward RF00000000.275.342.399.7400.0
      W. Contreras C40000012.259.353.402.755-0.5
      D. Bote 3B40100030.230.306.410.716-0.5
      K. Hendricks P30000010.069.085.086.171-0.5
      J. Wilson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      A. Russell SS40000021.249.315.341.656-1.0
      Total3559521109-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Pollock CF41111010.261.319.479.7985.5
        E. Escobar 3B40100010.267.331.489.8201.5
        D. Peralta LF40000001.296.353.519.8720.0
        P. Goldschmidt 1B30100110.299.400.553.9540.5
        D. Descalso 2B30000012.242.360.444.804-0.5
        S. Souza RF30000020.223.314.365.679-1.0
        Y. Lopez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
        N. Ahmed SS30000000.245.299.432.7310.0
        A. Avila C30000011.160.295.303.598-0.5
        P. Corbin P20000011.186.213.203.417-0.5
        S. Bracho P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Jay RF10000000.270.335.352.6860.0
        Total301311185-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Zobrist (27)
          • HR - K. Bryant (12), J. Baez (32)
          • SH - K. Hendricks (4)
          • RBI - K. Bryant 2 (49), A. Rizzo (93), J. Baez 2 (105)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Almora, B. Zobrist 2 (2), W. Contreras 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Escobar (46)
          • HR - A. Pollock (18)
          • RBI - A. Pollock (60)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Descalso 2 (2), P. Corbin
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - P. Goldschmidt (4)
          FIELDING
          • E - D. Bote (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Hendricks (W, 12-11)8.23111813.581.1733.0
          J. Wilson0.10000002.851.360.0
          Total9.0311181---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Hendricks (W, 12-11)8.2
          J. Wilson0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          P. Corbin (L, 11-6)6.05331713.091.0310.5
          S. Bracho1.00000103.041.143.5
          R. Delgado0.23220017.041.70-5.0
          Y. Lopez1.11000206.751.003.0
          Total9.09551102---
          PITCHERSIP
          P. Corbin (L, 11-6)6.0
          S. Bracho1.0
          R. Delgado0.2
          Y. Lopez1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 109-82, J. Wilson 1-0
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 9-10
          • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 31
          PITCHING
          • WP - R. Delgado
          • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 96-60, S. Bracho 12-7, R. Delgado 25-17, Y. Lopez 18-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 7-4, S. Bracho 1-1, Y. Lopez 2-0
          • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 24, S. Bracho 3, R. Delgado 5, Y. Lopez 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Pollock homered to right center51
          • 8TH INNING
            Bryant homered to right center, Almora scored50
          • 6TH INNING
            Baez homered to left center, Rizzo scored30
            Rizzo reached on fielder's choice to second, Almora scored, Bryant out at second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Y. Lopez Pitching:
            • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bote singled to right center
            • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Hendricks hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Bote to second
            • A. Russell: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Russell struck out on foul tip
            • A. Almora: Strike (foul tip), Almora grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jason Heyward in right field
            • A. Pollock: Foul, Pollock homered to right center
            • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Escobar flied out to deep center
            • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Peralta lined out to right
            • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt singled to center
            • Justin Wilson relieved Kyle Hendricks
            • D. Descalso: Ball, Goldschmidt caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Randall Delgado relieved Silvino Bracho
            • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Almora singled to left center
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Almora to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Bryant homered to right center, Almora scored
            • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo lined out to center
            • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Baez flied out to deep left
            • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Zobrist singled to left
            • Jon Jay in right field
            • Yoan Lopez pitching
            • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Contreras struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Avila grounded out to first
            • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Silvino Bracho relieved Patrick Corbin
            • D. Bote: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bote struck out looking
            • K. Hendricks: Foul, Hendricks lined out to left
            • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Russell grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Descalso: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
            • S. Souza: Souza grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • P. Corbin Pitching:
            • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Almora singled to right
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bryant singled to right center, Almora to third
            • A. Rizzo: Foul, Rizzo reached on fielder's choice to second, Almora scored, Bryant out at second
            • J. Baez: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Baez homered to left center, Rizzo scored
            • B. Zobrist: Zobrist grounded bunt out to catcher
            • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Pollock lined out to center
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Peralta lined out to left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • P. Corbin Pitching:
            • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
            • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
            • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Russell struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed safe at first on 3rd baseman Bote fielding error
            • A. Avila: Avila reached on fielder's choice to second, Ahmed out at second
            • P. Corbin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • P. Corbin Pitching:
            • A. Rizzo: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
            • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Baez grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Zobrist: Zobrist doubled to deep right
            • W. Contreras: Ball, Contreras flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • A. Pollock: Foul, Pollock lined out to center
            • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar doubled to left
            • D. Peralta: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Peralta flied out to right, Escobar to third
            • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
            • D. Descalso: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Descalso flied out to deep center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • P. Corbin Pitching:
            • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Russell lined out to second
            • A. Almora: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Almora lined out to center
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bryant struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ahmed lined out to right
            • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
            • P. Corbin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Corbin grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • P. Corbin Pitching:
            • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras grounded out to second
            • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
            • K. Hendricks: Ball, Ball, Hendricks fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
            • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike swinging, Descalso popped out to third
            • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • P. Corbin Pitching:
            • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Almora grounded out to second
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
            • A. Rizzo: Foul, Rizzo singled to center, Bryant to second
            • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
            • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist grounded into fielder's choice to second, Rizzo out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Escobar flied out to deep left
            • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)