Schwarber, Báez homer; Cubs end Rockies' winning streak

CHICAGO (AP) With a new veteran in the fold, the Chicago Cubs deep, dangerous lineup seems a little bit deeper and more dangerous.

Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez homered, Kyle Hendricks was solid again through seven innings and the Cubs beat Colorado 6-3 on Tuesday night to end the Rockies' season-high eight-game winning streak.

Carlos Gonzalez had two RBIs - on a double and sacrifice fly - as he started in right field for a second straight game after signing a minor league contract with Chicago on Saturday.

While Schwarber had Baez struck the big blows, the Cubs tipped their caps to Gonzalez, a three-time All-Star who batted fifth and made an impact for the second time in two games.

''Everyone knows what he has done and what he can do,'' Baez said. ''(Opponents) have to pitch to someone and everyone in our lineup is really good. Obviously he's out there for a reason.''

Gonzalez, who played 10 years for the Rockies, said it was ''weird'' to face his former club for the first time. After going 1 for 3 with a run-saving, diving catch in his Cubs debut against the Angels on Monday, the 33-year-old went 1 for 3 again.

''I'm just trying to take advantage of the opportunities,'' said Gonzalez, who entered with a career .285 average and 233 homers in 1,363 games. ''This is a really good team. I think we have a special roster from the top to the bottom and anyone can carry this team.''

Schwarber's solo shot to the back of the right-center bleachers in the fifth was his 11th homer and put Chicago up 3-2. Baez hit a two-run shot to the batter's eye the next inning for a three-run lead. It was his 15th this season.

''When you crush a ball, that's when everything feels good,'' Baez said.

Hendricks (6-4) allowed three runs and six hits while striking out 10 - including five in a row over the second and third innings. The right-hander is 5-0 with a 2.09 ERA in seven starts since May 3. He also drove in a run with a bloop single in the second.

Steve Cishek followed with a perfect eighth. Pedro Strop, activated off the injured list before the game, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his fifth save in seven chances.

Daniel Murphy hit a solo shot and drove in another run with a single. Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single and Tony Wolters had an RBI, but the Rockies came up short in a rematch of last year's NL Wild Card game - Colorado beat Chicago 2-1 in 13 innings to advance.

Gonzalez played for the Rockies from 2009 through 2018. The Cleveland Indians designated him for assignment May 22.

''(I'm) really happy for him, not really happy he got two RBIs today,'' Arenado said. ''But his swing looked so good, it sounds like he's in a good place.''

Colorado's Jeff Hoffman (1-2) gave up five runs and six hits through six innings in this third start since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on May 24.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF Charlie Blackmon, out since May 24 (right calf strain) was eligible to come off the IL on Tuesday but did not. Manager Bud Black said Blackmon would be evaluated after batting practice Tuesday, and it remained uncertain if Blackmon would go on a rehab assignment. ... RHP Wade Davis, on the IL since May 22 (oblique strain), will face live hitters off a mound Wednesday. Black said he didn't know if Davis would go on a rehab stint.

Cubs: Strop was activated from the 10-day IL (left hamstring strain) before Tuesday night's game and RHP Dillon Maples was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The 33-year-old Strop went on the IL on May 8 and entered Tuesday's game 1-2 with a 5.06 ERA and four saves. He is one of several relievers manager Joe Maddon has shuffled into the closer's role as Brandon Morrow recovers from right elbow surgery.

UP NEXT

Rockies RHP German Marquez (6-2, 3.48) faces Cubs RHP Yu Darvish (2-3, 5.02) on Wednesday night. Marquez was 3-0 with a 4.12 ERA in six starts in May and is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA on the road this season. Darvish hasn't won since April 27 but is coming off a solid start at St. Louis last Friday when he allowed one run on three hits in six innings.

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  • W: K. Hendricks (6-4)L: J. Hoffman (1-2)S: P. Strop (5)
  • HR: COL - D. Murphy (4), CHC - J. Baez (15), K. Schwarber (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Tapia LF40000032.271.314.475.788-1.5
T. Story SS40000021.288.355.547.902-1.0
D. Dahl RF41100000.330.380.522.9022.0
N. Arenado 3B40100000.343.392.6311.0241.0
D. Murphy 1B41221000.250.316.442.7578.0
R. McMahon 2B41100012.245.340.424.7642.5
I. Desmond CF40000011.238.313.448.760-0.5
T. Wolters C20110110.307.352.425.7772.5
J. Hoffman P10000010.143.143.143.286-0.5
a- M. Reynolds PH10000011.177.302.354.656-0.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Estevez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Hoffman in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF41111022.221.330.432.7625.0
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Bryant 3B41100010.274.387.542.9302.5
A. Rizzo 1B41100001.284.395.572.9672.0
J. Baez SS42321000.309.352.588.94010.0
C. Gonzalez RF-LF31120020.216.288.288.5764.0
V. Caratini C40000012.316.435.500.935-0.5
J. Heyward CF-RF30000001.245.352.422.7740.0
A. Russell 2B20000110.254.320.448.7680.5
K. Hendricks P20110010.208.269.250.5191.5
a- A. Almora PH-CF10000000.253.298.435.7340.0
  • a-grounded out for Hendricks in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. McMahon (7)
  • HR - D. Murphy (4)
  • SH - J. Hoffman
  • RBI - D. Murphy 2 (30), T. Wolters (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Murphy (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia, T. Story, R. McMahon 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Bryant (16), C. Gonzalez (2)
  • HR - K. Schwarber (11), J. Baez (15)
  • SF - C. Gonzalez (2)
  • RBI - K. Schwarber (23), J. Baez 2 (39), C. Gonzalez 2 (9), K. Hendricks (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Schwarber (5), K. Hendricks (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Schwarber 2 (2), V. Caratini
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hoffman (L, 1-2)6.06551727.291.484.5
J. McGee1.00000100.001.203.5
C. Estevez1.02110004.451.410.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Hoffman (L, 1-2)6.0
J. McGee1.0
C. Estevez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (W, 6-4)7.063311013.161.1026.0
S. Cishek (H, 3)1.00000002.881.083.0
P. Strop (S, 5)1.00000004.631.0310.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (W, 6-4)7.0
S. Cishek (H, 3)1.0
P. Strop (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Hoffman
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hoffman 96-62, J. McGee 13-9, C. Estevez 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hoffman 6-5, J. McGee 1-1, C. Estevez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Hoffman 25, J. McGee 3, C. Estevez 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 111-75, S. Cishek 10-7, P. Strop 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 6-5, S. Cishek 3-0, P. Strop 3-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 28, S. Cishek 3, P. Strop 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Tapia LF40000032.271.314.475.788-1.5
T. Story SS40000021.288.355.547.902-1.0
D. Dahl RF41100000.330.380.522.9022.0
N. Arenado 3B40100000.343.392.6311.0241.0
D. Murphy 1B41221000.250.316.442.7578.0
R. McMahon 2B41100012.245.340.424.7642.5
I. Desmond CF40000011.238.313.448.760-0.5
T. Wolters C20110110.307.352.425.7772.5
J. Hoffman P10000010.143.143.143.286-0.5
a- M. Reynolds PH10000011.177.302.354.656-0.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Estevez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Hoffman in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF41111022.221.330.432.7625.0
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Bryant 3B41100010.274.387.542.9302.5
A. Rizzo 1B41100001.284.395.572.9672.0
J. Baez SS42321000.309.352.588.94010.0
C. Gonzalez RF-LF31120020.216.288.288.5764.0
V. Caratini C40000012.316.435.500.935-0.5
J. Heyward CF-RF30000001.245.352.422.7740.0
A. Russell 2B20000110.254.320.448.7680.5
K. Hendricks P20110010.208.269.250.5191.5
a- A. Almora PH-CF10000000.253.298.435.7340.0
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  • a-grounded out for Hendricks in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. McMahon (7)
  • HR - D. Murphy (4)
  • SH - J. Hoffman
  • RBI - D. Murphy 2 (30), T. Wolters (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Murphy (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia, T. Story, R. McMahon 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Bryant (16), C. Gonzalez (2)
  • HR - K. Schwarber (11), J. Baez (15)
  • SF - C. Gonzalez (2)
  • RBI - K. Schwarber (23), J. Baez 2 (39), C. Gonzalez 2 (9), K. Hendricks (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Schwarber (5), K. Hendricks (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Schwarber 2 (2), V. Caratini
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hoffman (L, 1-2)6.06551727.291.484.5
J. McGee1.00000100.001.203.5
C. Estevez1.02110004.451.410.0
Total8.0866182---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hoffman (L, 1-2)6.0
J. McGee1.0
C. Estevez1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (W, 6-4)7.063311013.161.1026.0
S. Cishek (H, 3)1.00000002.881.083.0
P. Strop (S, 5)1.00000004.631.0310.0
Total9.06331101---
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (W, 6-4)7.0
S. Cishek (H, 3)1.0
P. Strop (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Hoffman
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hoffman 96-62, J. McGee 13-9, C. Estevez 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hoffman 6-5, J. McGee 1-1, C. Estevez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Hoffman 25, J. McGee 3, C. Estevez 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 111-75, S. Cishek 10-7, P. Strop 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 6-5, S. Cishek 3-0, P. Strop 3-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 28, S. Cishek 3, P. Strop 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to left, Bryant scored, Baez to second36
  • 7TH INNING
    Wolters singled to right, McMahon scored35
  • 6TH INNING
    Baez homered to center, Rizzo scored25
  • 5TH INNING
    Schwarber homered to right center23
  • 4TH INNING
    Murphy homered to left center22
  • 2ND INNING
    Hendricks singled to left, Gonzalez scored, Russell to third12
    Gonzalez doubled to deep center, Baez scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    Murphy singled to center, Dahl scored, Arenado to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Pedro Strop relieved Steve Cishek
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Murphy grounded out to third
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, McMahon grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Steve Cishek pitching
    • T. Story: Story grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dahl grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Estevez relieved Jake McGee
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Bryant doubled to shallow left
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo lined out to center
    • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Baez reached on an infield single to first, Bryant to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to left, Bryant scored, Baez to second
    • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Caratini grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: McMahon doubled to left center
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond grounded out to second, McMahon to third
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wolters singled to right, McMahon scored
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Jeff Hoffman
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • Albert Almora hit for Kyle Hendricks
    • A. Almora: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Almora grounded out to second
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Schwarber flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dahl grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado grounded out to second
    • D. Murphy: Strike swinging, Ball, Murphy flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rizzo singled to right
    • J. Baez: Baez homered to center, Rizzo scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Ball, Caratini grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
    • J. Hoffman: Pickoff attempt, Hoffman hit sacrifice bunt to first, Wolters to second
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story popped out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Russell grounded out to third
    • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schwarber homered to right center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Bryant flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado lined out to right
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Murphy homered to left center
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Caratini struck out looking
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Heyward flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dahl grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bryant lined out to left
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo grounded out to first
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Baez grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • J. Hoffman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hoffman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Baez singled to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez doubled to deep center, Baez scored
    • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Caratini grounded out to second, Gonzalez to third
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Heyward flied out to left
    • A. Russell: Russell intentionally walked
    • K. Hendricks: Hendricks singled to left, Gonzalez scored, Russell to third
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Schwarber struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Foul, Tapia flied out to deep right
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Dahl singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado reached on an infield single to pitcher, Dahl to second
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy singled to center, Dahl scored, Arenado to third
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McMahon flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)