Hendricks, Baez lead Cubs past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Even with a little extra help, which was ruled illegal, the Phillies couldn't stop the Cubs offense.

Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings, Javier Baez notched his NL-leading 99th RBI and star third baseman Kris Bryant doubled and had two hits in his return from the disabled list to lead Chicago past Philadelphia 7-1 on Saturday night.

Ian Happ homered and Baez had three hits for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who have won nine of 11. Chicago is ahead of St. Louis by 4 1/2 games.

''You look at the whole of the game, I thought we played really well,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''Some good at-bats, some clutch moments. Up and down, I was really pleased.''

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler was not happy, particularly when veteran umpire Joe West confiscated an information card from reliever Austin Davis in the eighth inning.

Kapler said Davis was using the card merely for information on the Cubs hitters. But West said it was illegal under Rule 6.02(c)(7), which states that the pitcher shall not have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance.

''I told him we don't allow him to carry anything on their glove, person or clothing except in some cases where there's a rain situation we allow them to put a rosin bag in their pocket,'' West, umpiring his 41st season, said. ''Other than that they can't have anything on the pitcher.''

The card didn't appear to help though, as Bryant singled to right on the first pitch after Davis consulted it. West then took it prior to Davis striking out pinch-hitter Addison Russell.

''I think it's actually a really good thing for baseball,'' Kapler said. ''I don't really quite understand this one.''

Bryant had been sidelined since July 23 with left shoulder inflammation. The 2016 NL MVP doubled and scored in the third in addition to singling in the eighth.

Hendricks (11-10) allowed one run on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

''Kyle was outstanding,'' Maddon said. ''When they started getting something going, Kyle didn't change. The game did not speed up on him.''

Nick Williams had two hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who fell three games back of Atlanta in the NL East.

The Cubs, helped by another Phillies error, scored a pair of runs in the first off Zach Eflin (9-6). Daniel Murphy led off with a double and reached on shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera's throwing error on Baez's infield single. Baez scored on Ben Zobrist's opposite-field double. It was the 104th error by Philadelphia, which entered second in the majors to St. Louis (105).

Chicago tacked on two more runs in the third to go up 4-0 on Kyle Swarber's two-out triple off the wall in left-center.

The Phillies got a run back in the fourth on Williams' RBI single before Happ's one-out solo shot to right made it a four-run game again.

Davis committed the Phillies' 105th error, a throwing miscue that led to two unearned runs in the ninth.

GRAY AREA

West called the league office after the game and admitted the use of the card may be in a gray area.

''I didn't want to throw him out,'' West said. ''I know it's foreign but he's not trying to cheat. Maybe he's trying to get an advantage because he's reading the scouting report, but it wasn't pine tar, it wasn't an emery board, it wasn't whatever.

''In the long run, maybe they'll let him (have the card). Right now, my hands are tied until they say yes or now. Right now, until the office says it's OK to carry this, he can't do it.''

SLUMPING EFLIN

Eflin gave up four runs - three earned - on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in five innings. The right-hander continued to struggle since being demoted to Triple-A following his Aug. 10 start at San Diego, dropping to 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA while allowing 32 hits in 20 1/3 innings. The move was made not due to performance, but to allow the Phillies to add a bat.

However, neither Kapler nor Eflin attributed his recent struggles to the roster move.

''I don't think there's any correlation there,'' Kapler said.

STREAK SNAPPED

Philadelphia's Roman Quinn grounded out pinch-hitting in the fifth, snapping a nine-game hitting streak. Quinn still is batting .405 with two doubles, three triples, a homer and five RBIs over his last 10 contests.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Russell, out since Aug. 20 with a left middle finger sprain, was activated from the DL. He struck out in the eighth.

Phillies: RHP Edubray Ramos, Davis and INF/OF Pedro Florimon all were activated from the DL.

UP NEXT

Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (15-3, 2.10) was bumped up from his scheduled start on Monday to face Cubs LHP Jon Lester (14-5, 3.67) in a marquee pitching matchup to wrap up the three-game series on Sunday.

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  • W: K. Hendricks (11-10)L: Z. Eflin (9-6)
  • HR: CHC - I. Happ (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Chavez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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R. Rosario P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
J. Baez SS-2B51310000.298.330.573.9034.0
A. Rizzo 1B51100003.277.372.471.8442.0
B. Zobrist RF-2B-LF40110011.310.388.459.8472.5
K. Bryant 3B41200021.279.381.477.8583.0
K. Schwarber LF30120011.239.355.465.8204.5
b- A. Russell PH-SS10000011.258.325.358.683-0.5
V. Caratini C31000111.246.311.313.6241.5
K. Hendricks P10000000.058.075.077.1520.0
c- A. Almora PH-CF20000011.294.337.399.736-0.5
I. Happ CF-RF41111012.236.353.412.7655.5
HITTERSAB
D. Murphy 2B4
J. Chavez P0
a- D. Bote PH1
R. Rosario P0
J. Baez SS-2B5
A. Rizzo 1B5
B. Zobrist RF-2B-LF4
K. Bryant 3B4
K. Schwarber LF3
b- A. Russell PH-SS1
V. Caratini C3
K. Hendricks P1
c- A. Almora PH-CF2
I. Happ CF-RF4
  • a-doubled for J. Chavez in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Schwarber in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Hendricks in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Santana 1B40200010.225.349.413.7622.5
R. Hoskins LF30000102.251.361.493.8551.0
O. Herrera CF41100021.267.321.444.7651.0
W. Ramos C30100101.309.357.511.8672.0
N. Williams RF40210000.263.333.444.7773.0
A. Cabrera SS40000024.262.311.456.767-1.0
M. Franco 3B40000004.268.312.471.7830.0
Z. Eflin P10000010.108.108.189.297-0.5
a- R. Quinn PH10000000.357.375.557.9320.0
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Florimon PH10000000.259.317.483.8000.0
A. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Hernandez 2B30000010.253.359.355.714-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Eflin in the 5th
  • b-lined out for Ramos in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Murphy (12), D. Bote (6), B. Zobrist (24), K. Bryant (22)
  • 3B - K. Schwarber (2)
  • HR - I. Happ (14)
  • SH - K. Hendricks (3)
  • RBI - D. Bote (26), J. Baez (99), B. Zobrist (51), K. Schwarber 2 (56), I. Happ (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Bote (16), J. Baez (35), K. Schwarber 2 (23)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Murphy, A. Rizzo, K. Schwarber, A. Russell, V. Caratini
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Santana (24)
  • RBI - N. Williams (50)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins 2 (2), W. Ramos, M. Franco 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Baez (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Bryant-Murphy-Rizzo)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Cabrera (6), A. Davis (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (W, 11-10)6.06112403.771.2121.0
J. Chavez2.00000302.761.087.5
R. Rosario1.00000003.151.403.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (W, 11-10)6.0
J. Chavez2.0
R. Rosario1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 9-6)5.07431404.051.261.0
L. Avilan1.00000103.701.383.5
E. Ramos1.01110212.191.162.0
A. Davis2.03200203.811.274.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 9-6)5.0
L. Avilan1.0
E. Ramos1.0
A. Davis2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 95-64, J. Chavez 19-15, R. Rosario 10-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 10-3, J. Chavez 1-2, R. Rosario 3-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 25, J. Chavez 6, R. Rosario 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 74-48, L. Avilan 12-6, E. Ramos 22-12, A. Davis 28-22
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 4-6, L. Avilan 1-1, A. Davis 3-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 22, L. Avilan 3, E. Ramos 4, A. Davis 10
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Murphy 2B41100011.302.341.455.7972.5
J. Chavez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Bote PH11110000.256.331.457.7884.0
R. Rosario P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
J. Baez SS-2B51310000.298.330.573.9034.0
A. Rizzo 1B51100003.277.372.471.8442.0
B. Zobrist RF-2B-LF40110011.310.388.459.8472.5
K. Bryant 3B41200021.279.381.477.8583.0
K. Schwarber LF30120011.239.355.465.8204.5
b- A. Russell PH-SS10000011.258.325.358.683-0.5
V. Caratini C31000111.246.311.313.6241.5
K. Hendricks P10000000.058.075.077.1520.0
c- A. Almora PH-CF20000011.294.337.399.736-0.5
I. Happ CF-RF41111012.236.353.412.7655.5
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HITTERSAB
D. Murphy 2B4
J. Chavez P0
a- D. Bote PH1
R. Rosario P0
J. Baez SS-2B5
A. Rizzo 1B5
B. Zobrist RF-2B-LF4
K. Bryant 3B4
K. Schwarber LF3
b- A. Russell PH-SS1
V. Caratini C3
K. Hendricks P1
c- A. Almora PH-CF2
I. Happ CF-RF4
Total37
  • a-doubled for J. Chavez in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Schwarber in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Hendricks in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Santana 1B40200010.225.349.413.7622.5
R. Hoskins LF30000102.251.361.493.8551.0
O. Herrera CF41100021.267.321.444.7651.0
W. Ramos C30100101.309.357.511.8672.0
N. Williams RF40210000.263.333.444.7773.0
A. Cabrera SS40000024.262.311.456.767-1.0
M. Franco 3B40000004.268.312.471.7830.0
Z. Eflin P10000010.108.108.189.297-0.5
a- R. Quinn PH10000000.357.375.557.9320.0
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Florimon PH10000000.259.317.483.8000.0
A. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Hernandez 2B30000010.253.359.355.714-0.5
Total3216102712-----
  • a-grounded out for Eflin in the 5th
  • b-lined out for Ramos in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Murphy (12), D. Bote (6), B. Zobrist (24), K. Bryant (22)
  • 3B - K. Schwarber (2)
  • HR - I. Happ (14)
  • SH - K. Hendricks (3)
  • RBI - D. Bote (26), J. Baez (99), B. Zobrist (51), K. Schwarber 2 (56), I. Happ (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Bote (16), J. Baez (35), K. Schwarber 2 (23)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Murphy, A. Rizzo, K. Schwarber, A. Russell, V. Caratini
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Santana (24)
  • RBI - N. Williams (50)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins 2 (2), W. Ramos, M. Franco 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Baez (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Bryant-Murphy-Rizzo)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Cabrera (6), A. Davis (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (W, 11-10)6.06112403.771.2121.0
J. Chavez2.00000302.761.087.5
R. Rosario1.00000003.151.403.0
Total9.0611270---
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (W, 11-10)6.0
J. Chavez2.0
R. Rosario1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 9-6)5.07431404.051.261.0
L. Avilan1.00000103.701.383.5
E. Ramos1.01110212.191.162.0
A. Davis2.03200203.811.274.0
Total9.01174191---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 9-6)5.0
L. Avilan1.0
E. Ramos1.0
A. Davis2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 95-64, J. Chavez 19-15, R. Rosario 10-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 10-3, J. Chavez 1-2, R. Rosario 3-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 25, J. Chavez 6, R. Rosario 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 74-48, L. Avilan 12-6, E. Ramos 22-12, A. Davis 28-22
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 4-6, L. Avilan 1-1, A. Davis 3-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 22, L. Avilan 3, E. Ramos 4, A. Davis 10
  • 9TH INNING
    Baez singled to left, Bote scored, Baez to second71
    Bote doubled to deep right center, Caratini scored61
  • 7TH INNING
    Happ homered to right51
  • 4TH INNING
    Williams singled to center, Herrera scored, Ramos to second41
  • 3RD INNING
    Schwarber tripled to deep center, Rizzo and Bryant scored40
  • 1ST INNING
    Zobrist doubled to left, Baez scored20
    Baez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Murphy scored, Baez to third on shortstop Cabrera throwing error10
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Davis Pitching:
    • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Caratini safe at first on pitcher Davis throwing error
    • J. Chavez: Chavez grounded out to second, Caratini to third
    • I. Happ: Happ lined out to third
    • David Bote hit for Jesse Chavez
    • D. Bote: Foul, Ball, Bote doubled to deep right center, Caratini scored
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Baez singled to left, Bote scored, Baez to second
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, In play
    • A. Almora: Rizzo flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Randy Rosario pitching
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams grounded out to first
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to third
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Austin Davis pitching
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to third
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Bryant singled to right center
    • Addison Russell hit for Kyle Schwarber
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chavez Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins flied out to left
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Albert Almora hit for Kyle Hendricks
    • Edubray Ramos relieved Luis Avilan
    • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Happ homered to right
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Baez flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pedro Florimon hit for Edubray Ramos
    • Jesse Chavez pitching
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Florimon lined out to left
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • C. Santana: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Luis Avilan pitching
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to pitcher
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Foul, Caratini lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramos walked
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams singled to right, Ramos to second
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Franco grounded into fielder's choice to second, Williams out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Pickoff attempt, Rizzo flied out to right
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Baez caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Zobrist flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Roman Quinn hit for Zach Eflin
    • R. Quinn: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Quinn grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to left
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana singled to right center
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • K. Hendricks: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hendricks lined out to shortstop
    • I. Happ: Happ grounded out to second
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Murphy flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera singled to right center
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ramos singled to left center, Herrera to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Williams singled to center, Herrera scored, Ramos to second
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera lined out to left
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Franco grounded out to second, Williams out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Foul, Baez lined out to first
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rizzo singled to center
    • B. Zobrist: Pickoff attempt, Zobrist flied out to deep right
    • K. Bryant: Bryant doubled to left, Rizzo to third
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber tripled to deep center, Rizzo and Bryant scored
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Caratini struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • Z. Eflin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Eflin struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Santana doubled to deep right
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Caratini walked
    • K. Hendricks: Hendricks hit sacrifice bunt to first, Caratini to second
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Happ struck out looking
    • D. Murphy: Murphy grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Williams lined out to center
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Franco grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Murphy doubled to deep right center
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Murphy scored, Baez to third on shortstop Cabrera throwing error
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to second
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist doubled to left, Baez scored
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Santana grounded out to first
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)