Hendricks strikes out 11, Cubs beat Diamondbacks 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Hendricks mixed speeds, hit his spots and kept hitters off balance. It was a vintage performance that added up to his first win of the season and another victory for the rolling Cubs.

Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Friday.

''Classic Kyle,'' manager Joe Maddon said.

Hendricks (1-3) became the third consecutive Cubs starter to go seven innings without allowing a run after Jose Quintana and Cole Hamels did it in back-to-back shutouts against Miami. The right-hander gave up three hits, walked two and finished one strikeout shy of a career high after losing his first three starts.

''Q and Cole have been doing an unbelievable job, just attacking guys,'' Hendricks said. ''I think it's filtering down to the rest of us now. I've just been trying to stay right in stride with them, establish the heater early, attack guys, don't give in. I did have a couple walks that weren't great, but at least I made good pitches even in that situation.''

The Cubs went 31 innings without allowing a run, matching their longest streak since July 1976, before Brad Brach gave up an RBI double to Ketel Marte with one out in the ninth. Pedro Strop came in with runners on second and third and retired Nick Ahmed on a grounder before striking out Carson Kelly to secure the Cubs' eighth win in 11 games. Chicago is 9-9 after a 1-6 start.

Kris Bryant drove in two runs with a wind-aided, bases-loaded double in the second on a blustery afternoon. He also singled and scored in a two-run sixth.

Anthony Rizzo hit an RBI triple in the fourth as the Cubs chased a wild Merrill Kelly (1-2). Willson Contreras added two hits, including an RBI single against Matt Koch in the sixth.

Javier Baez cooled off after four straight multihit games, going 0 for 5 with three strikeouts. The Cubs went 4 for 17 with runners in scoring position, but started a six-game homestand on a winning note after sweeping three at Miami.

The Diamondbacks had won four in a row. But Kelly lasted just 3 2/3 innings, walking a career-high seven while giving up three runs and six hits. It was a rough homecoming-of-sorts for the 30-year-old rookie, who lived in suburban Lake Forest from grades three to eight.

''It could have been a different day for me if I didn't walk seven people,'' Kelly said. ''That's what I'm taking away more than the wind, more than anything. The elements are going to be the elements. I can't control that. I can control pounding the zone. I can control throwing strikes, and winning the counts, and being ahead of the counts.''

GOING WILD

Hendricks went 64 starts without a wild pitch before he threw one in the second inning. It was his first since Sept. 5, 2016.

He was also hit on the top of the left foot by Christian Walker's comebacker in the seventh, but said he was fine.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: LHP T.J. McFarland (left shoulder inflammation) threw an inning in a rehab outing for Triple-A Reno on Thursday and has another one scheduled for Sunday.

Cubs: Manager Joe Maddon said ace Jon Lester (left hamstring strain) is ''doing really well'' as he works his way back, though he didn't have ''an exact date'' on when he will throw a simulated game. The 35-year-old left-hander was injured running the bases in the Cubs' home opener against Pittsburgh on April 8. Lester has a 2.57 ERA in three starts, after tying for the National League lead with 18 wins last season.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (2-1, 5.79 ERA) goes for his first victory at Wrigley Field, the only National League ballpark where he hasn't won. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner is 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA in five starts at the Friendly Confines.

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (1-2, 6.11) goes for his second straight win. The four-time All-Star struck out eight over a season-high 5 2/3 innings in a 7-2 win at Miami on Monday.

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  • W: K. Hendricks (1-3)L: M. Kelly (1-2)S: P. Strop (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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W. Flores 2B40100000.236.288.309.5971.0
E. Escobar 3B20000211.222.317.319.6370.5
D. Peralta LF41100031.361.404.554.9590.5
A. Jones RF40100010.316.393.582.9760.5
C. Walker 1B40200022.313.380.6721.0523.0
K. Marte CF40210022.250.265.475.7403.0
N. Ahmed SS40000015.267.288.400.688-0.5
C. Joseph C20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- I. Vargas PH10000000.192.192.385.5770.0
C. Kelly C10000012.229.270.371.642-0.5
M. Kelly P10000000.000.143.000.1430.0
M. Koch P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
  • a-lined out for Joseph in the 8th
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D. Descalso 2B41000113.333.407.479.8871.5
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Brach P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Bryant RF-3B41220101.235.342.368.7097.0
A. Rizzo 1B20110200.169.341.354.6957.0
J. Baez SS51000038.304.329.595.924-0.5
W. Contreras C40210102.333.469.7651.2335.0
J. Heyward CF-RF20100201.358.471.6041.0744.0
D. Bote 3B-2B41100106.282.378.462.8393.0
K. Schwarber LF31100102.203.277.373.6503.0
K. Hendricks P40000028.125.222.125.347-1.0
A. Almora CF00000000.213.288.213.5010.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Marte (4)
    • RBI - K. Marte (15)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, D. Peralta, N. Ahmed 2 (2), C. Joseph, C. Kelly 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Bryant (6), W. Contreras (4)
    • 3B - A. Rizzo
    • RBI - K. Bryant 2 (8), A. Rizzo (11), W. Contreras (13)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Bryant 2 (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Baez 3 (3), W. Contreras 2 (2), D. Bote 4 (4), K. Hendricks 5 (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Walker (3)
    • CS - E. Escobar
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Descalso
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Kelly (L, 1-2)3.26337504.371.46-9.5
    M. Koch4.122221011.481.656.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Kelly (L, 1-2)3.2
    M. Koch4.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Hendricks (W, 1-3)7.030021103.541.6731.5
    S. Cishek1.01000103.681.232.5
    B. Brach0.13110104.502.13-3.5
    P. Strop (S, 2)0.20000103.180.717.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Hendricks (W, 1-3)7.0
    S. Cishek1.0
    B. Brach0.1
    P. Strop (S, 2)0.2
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Kelly, M. Koch
    • HBP - M. Koch 2 (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 109-60, M. Koch 73-41
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 4-2, M. Koch 6-6
    • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 24, M. Koch 19
    PITCHING
    • WP - K. Hendricks
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 100-66, S. Cishek 16-10, B. Brach 10-8, P. Strop 9-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 6-3, S. Cishek 1-1, P. Strop 1-0
    • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 25, S. Cishek 4, B. Brach 4, P. Strop 2
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    W. Flores 2B40100000.236.288.309.5971.0
    E. Escobar 3B20000211.222.317.319.6370.5
    D. Peralta LF41100031.361.404.554.9590.5
    A. Jones RF40100010.316.393.582.9760.5
    C. Walker 1B40200022.313.380.6721.0523.0
    K. Marte CF40210022.250.265.475.7403.0
    N. Ahmed SS40000015.267.288.400.688-0.5
    C. Joseph C20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
    a- I. Vargas PH10000000.192.192.385.5770.0
    C. Kelly C10000012.229.270.371.642-0.5
    M. Kelly P10000000.000.143.000.1430.0
    M. Koch P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
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    • a-lined out for Joseph in the 8th
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    D. Descalso 2B41000113.333.407.479.8871.5
    S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Brach P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    K. Bryant RF-3B41220101.235.342.368.7097.0
    A. Rizzo 1B20110200.169.341.354.6957.0
    J. Baez SS51000038.304.329.595.924-0.5
    W. Contreras C40210102.333.469.7651.2335.0
    J. Heyward CF-RF20100201.358.471.6041.0744.0
    D. Bote 3B-2B41100106.282.378.462.8393.0
    K. Schwarber LF31100102.203.277.373.6503.0
    K. Hendricks P40000028.125.222.125.347-1.0
    A. Almora CF00000000.213.288.213.5010.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Marte (4)
      • RBI - K. Marte (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, D. Peralta, N. Ahmed 2 (2), C. Joseph, C. Kelly 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Bryant (6), W. Contreras (4)
      • 3B - A. Rizzo
      • RBI - K. Bryant 2 (8), A. Rizzo (11), W. Contreras (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Bryant 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Baez 3 (3), W. Contreras 2 (2), D. Bote 4 (4), K. Hendricks 5 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Walker (3)
      • CS - E. Escobar
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Descalso
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Kelly (L, 1-2)3.26337504.371.46-9.5
      M. Koch4.122221011.481.656.5
      Total8.0855960---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Kelly (L, 1-2)3.2
      M. Koch4.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Hendricks (W, 1-3)7.030021103.541.6731.5
      S. Cishek1.01000103.681.232.5
      B. Brach0.13110104.502.13-3.5
      P. Strop (S, 2)0.20000103.180.717.5
      Total9.07112140---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Hendricks (W, 1-3)7.0
      S. Cishek1.0
      B. Brach0.1
      P. Strop (S, 2)0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Kelly, M. Koch
      • HBP - M. Koch 2 (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 109-60, M. Koch 73-41
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 4-2, M. Koch 6-6
      • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 24, M. Koch 19
      PITCHING
      • WP - K. Hendricks
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 100-66, S. Cishek 16-10, B. Brach 10-8, P. Strop 9-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 6-3, S. Cishek 1-1, P. Strop 1-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 25, S. Cishek 4, B. Brach 4, P. Strop 2
      • 9TH INNING
        Marte doubled to deep center, Peralta scored, Jones to third15
      • 6TH INNING
        Contreras singled to shallow center, Baez scored05
        Bryant scored, Baez to third on wild pitch04
      • 4TH INNING
        Rizzo tripled to left, Descalso scored03
      • 2ND INNING
        Bryant doubled to shallow right, Bote and Schwarber scored, Hendricks to third02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brad Brach relieved Steve Cishek
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Peralta reached on an infield single to first
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones singled to center, Peralta to second
        • C. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
        • K. Marte: Ball, Marte doubled to deep center, Peralta scored, Jones to third
        • Pedro Strop relieved Brad Brach
        • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to third
        • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Steve Cishek pitching
        • Albert Almora in center field
        • Ildemaro Vargas hit for Caleb Joseph
        • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Vargas lined out to left
        • M. Koch: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Koch struck out swinging
        • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Flores singled to center
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Carson Kelly catching
        • J. Baez: Baez lined out to center
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Contreras grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked
        • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Bote flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones grounded out to second
        • C. Walker: Walker reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • K. Marte: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed lined out to left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso grounded out to second
        • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bryant flied out to right
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • M. Koch: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Koch struck out looking
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Flores grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bryant singled to shallow left
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch, Bryant to second
        • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Baez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bryant to third, Rizzo out at second
        • W. Contreras: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Bryant scored, Baez to third on wild pitch, Contreras singled to shallow center, Baez scored
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heyward hit by pitch, Contreras to second
        • D. Bote: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Bote popped out to pitcher
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Schwarber walked, Contreras to third, Heyward to second
        • K. Hendricks: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • C. Walker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • K. Marte: Marte reached on bunt single to second
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to third
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schwarber flied out to left
        • K. Hendricks: Strike swinging, Ball, Hendricks grounded out to second
        • D. Descalso: Descalso lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Kelly Pitching:
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Descalso walked
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Bryant grounded out to first, Descalso to second
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo tripled to left, Descalso scored
        • J. Baez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Contreras walked
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked, Contreras to second
        • Matt Koch relieved Merrill Kelly
        • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Bote grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Heyward out at second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Joseph fouled out to first
        • M. Kelly: Strike looking, Kelly grounded out to first
        • W. Flores: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Flores grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Kelly Pitching:
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Contreras doubled to deep right center
        • J. Heyward: Heyward flied out to deep center
        • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bote walked
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber popped out to shortstop
        • K. Hendricks: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hendricks struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jones fouled out to left
        • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Walker singled to shallow center
        • K. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Walker stole second, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Kelly Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • D. Bote: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball (pitchout), Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Bote singled to shallow center, Heyward to second
        • K. Schwarber: Schwarber singled to right, Heyward to third, Bote to second
        • K. Hendricks: Foul, Hendricks reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Heyward out at home, Bote to third, Schwarber to second
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant doubled to shallow right, Bote and Schwarber scored, Hendricks to third
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
        • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Flores grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Kelly Pitching:
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Descalso grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bryant walked
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked, Bryant to second
        • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bryant to third, Rizzo to second on wild pitch, Foul, Contreras grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)