Hendricks has 2-run 2B, pitches into 9th; Cubs top Reds 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) Kyle Hendricks had as many hits as he allowed in his latest gem.

Hendricks had a career-high three hits, including a two-run double , and worked into the ninth inning Tuesday night, leading the surging Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cubs are 10-2 in May, their best start to the month since 1977. Chicago has won 22 of 28 games for the NL's best record at 25-14. In this one, Hendricks (3-4) did it all .

He's found his stride in May, winning all three starts while allowing only one earned run in 25 innings. He gave up a pair of singles and Joey Votto's homer in the fourth inning, Cincinnati's only hits.

Shockingly, Hendricks also had a two-run double and a pair of singles.

''When I took him out, I said way to swing the bat,'' manager Joe Maddon said.

A .090 career hitter heading into the season, Hendricks spent time on his swing hoping to avoid being removed for a pinch hitter late in games. Still, he never expected anything like Tuesday night.

His RBI double put the Cubs in line for yet another win over Cincinnati. The liner over Nick Senzel's head in center field - only Hendricks' second hit of the season - made it 2-0 in the second inning. He added two more singles and lined out.

''It's something I really need to get better at,'' Hendricks said. ''Honestly, I don't know what happened today.''

The double came on a hanging slider by Tanner Roark (3-2), who lamented allowing the opposing pitcher to get a two-out hit that decided the game.

''You don't want to let those guys beat you,'' Roark said. ''Tonight, I let it happen to me.''

Hendricks left after walking Senzel to open the ninth on his 97th pitch. Steve Cishek got the last two outs for his third save in four chances.

Hendricks started his May surge with an 81-pitch, 4-0 complete game win over St. Louis and followed it by allowing one unearned run in eight innings of a win over Miami. In an era where starters throw in the upper 90s and often last only five innings, Hendricks is getting outs with his assortment of pitches and a fastball that was in the upper 80s in the later innings.

''He's definitely broken the mold,'' Maddon said. ''He's definitely a throwback. You see weak swings and weak contact all night long.''

The Cubs are 52-25 against the Reds over the last five seasons, the best mark by any team against a division foe.

Willson Contreras had a sacrifice fly for Chicago's other run. Kris Bryant had three hits and extended his career-best streak to 23 consecutive games reaching base safely. Javier Baez singled twice and extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games, the longest by a Cub this season.

The Reds came into the game with the NL's worst team batting average at .216. They were no-hit in Oakland by Mike Fiers a week earlier.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Anthony Rizzo was out of the lineup for the second straight game with a stiff back that was improving but could sideline him for another game.

Reds: Jesse Winker was back in left field after missing two games last week with a sore left thigh. He went 0 for 4.

STILL GETTING ON

Bryant's streak of reaching safely in 23 straight games is the longest active streak in the majors and the longest by a Cub since Ben Zobrist reached safely 25 consecutive games in 2017.

NICE PLAYS

Hendricks applauded after center fielder Albert Almora Jr. went to the wall to grab Derek Dietrich's fly in the fifth. Second baseman Daniel Descalso made a diving stop on Tucker Barnhart's up-the-middle grounder and threw out the catcher to end the inning.

TAKE THAT

The Reds used a shift against Descalso in the second inning, and he bunted to the vacated left side of the infield for a single and scored on Hendricks' double. The next time up, the Reds left third baseman Eugenio Suarez in place.

UP NEXT

Cubs: Yu Darvish (2-3) walked six batters in four innings of a 4-1 win over Miami in his last start. He's 2-0 in three career starts against the Reds with a 1.93 ERA.

Reds: Sonny Gray (0-4) makes his ninth try to get his first win with the Reds, who got him in a trade with the Yankees. The Reds are 2-6 in his starts.

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  • W: K. Hendricks (3-4)L: T. Roark (3-2)S: S. Cishek (3)
  • HR: CIN - J. Votto (4)
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    E. Suarez 3B40000021.252.333.550.883-1.0
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    M. Lorenzen P00000000.143.250.286.5360.0
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    • a-singled for Roark in the 5th
    • b-struck out for Peralta in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Bryant (12), K. Hendricks
    • SF - W. Contreras (2)
    • RBI - W. Contreras (25), K. Hendricks 2 (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Hendricks 2 (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Heyward, K. Bryant 2 (2), J. Baez 2 (2), W. Contreras 2 (2), D. Bote 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - J. Votto (4)
    • RBI - J. Votto (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Winker, T. Barnhart 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • PB - T. Barnhart (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Hendricks (W, 3-4)8.03111712.861.1532.5
    K. Ryan (H, 4)0.10000003.951.240.0
    S. Cishek (S, 3)0.20000002.751.127.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Hendricks (W, 3-4)8.0
    K. Ryan (H, 4)0.1
    S. Cishek (S, 3)0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Roark (L, 3-2)5.08331603.501.471.0
    J. Hughes2.01000103.791.165.5
    W. Peralta1.00000303.141.124.5
    M. Lorenzen1.02000101.641.361.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Roark (L, 3-2)5.0
    J. Hughes2.0
    W. Peralta1.0
    M. Lorenzen1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 97-67, K. Ryan 5-2, S. Cishek 8-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 6-11, S. Cishek 1-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 28, K. Ryan, S. Cishek 2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 86-51, J. Hughes 30-18, W. Peralta 14-10, M. Lorenzen 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-5, J. Hughes 3-2, M. Lorenzen 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, J. Hughes 7, W. Peralta 3, M. Lorenzen 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    K. Bryant 1B51300022.270.406.539.9454.0
    J. Baez SS50200003.325.362.620.9822.0
    W. Contreras C30110012.305.413.6101.0231.5
    K. Schwarber LF40000022.221.336.363.699-1.0
    D. Bote 3B40000032.248.339.400.739-1.5
    D. Descalso 2B41100020.232.311.347.6591.0
    A. Russell 2B00000000.125.300.250.5500.0
    A. Almora CF41100000.245.284.345.6302.0
    K. Hendricks P40320000.211.250.263.5136.0
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    S. Cishek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      N. Senzel CF30000110.217.308.478.7860.5
      J. Votto 1B41111001.207.323.357.6806.0
      E. Suarez 3B40000021.252.333.550.883-1.0
      J. Winker LF40000011.219.291.469.760-0.5
      Y. Puig RF30000010.212.264.384.648-0.5
      D. Dietrich 2B30000010.233.350.616.966-0.5
      J. Iglesias SS30100000.289.326.406.7321.0
      T. Roark P10000000.143.143.143.2860.0
      a- J. VanMeter PH10100000.154.267.154.4211.0
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      W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- K. Farmer PH10000010.231.281.538.819-0.5
      M. Lorenzen P00000000.143.250.286.5360.0
      T. Barnhart C30000002.167.292.281.5730.0
      Total301311175-----
      • a-singled for Roark in the 5th
      • b-struck out for Peralta in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Bryant (12), K. Hendricks
      • SF - W. Contreras (2)
      • RBI - W. Contreras (25), K. Hendricks 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Hendricks 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Heyward, K. Bryant 2 (2), J. Baez 2 (2), W. Contreras 2 (2), D. Bote 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Votto (4)
      • RBI - J. Votto (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Winker, T. Barnhart 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • PB - T. Barnhart (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Hendricks (W, 3-4)8.03111712.861.1532.5
      K. Ryan (H, 4)0.10000003.951.240.0
      S. Cishek (S, 3)0.20000002.751.127.0
      Total9.0311171---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Hendricks (W, 3-4)8.0
      K. Ryan (H, 4)0.1
      S. Cishek (S, 3)0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark (L, 3-2)5.08331603.501.471.0
      J. Hughes2.01000103.791.165.5
      W. Peralta1.00000303.141.124.5
      M. Lorenzen1.02000101.641.361.5
      Total9.011331110---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark (L, 3-2)5.0
      J. Hughes2.0
      W. Peralta1.0
      M. Lorenzen1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 97-67, K. Ryan 5-2, S. Cishek 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 6-11, S. Cishek 1-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 28, K. Ryan, S. Cishek 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 86-51, J. Hughes 30-18, W. Peralta 14-10, M. Lorenzen 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-5, J. Hughes 3-2, M. Lorenzen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, J. Hughes 7, W. Peralta 3, M. Lorenzen 5
      • 5TH INNING
        Contreras hit sacrifice fly to left, Bryant scored31
      • 4TH INNING
        Votto homered to center21
      • 2ND INNING
        Hendricks doubled to deep center, Descalso and Almora scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Michael Lorenzen pitching
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora flied out to deep right
        • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hendricks singled to left center
        • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
        • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Ball, Bryant singled to right center, Hendricks to second
        • J. Baez: Strike looking, Baez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Senzel walked
        • Kyle Ryan relieved Kyle Hendricks
        • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Votto flied out to shallow left
        • Steve Cishek relieved Kyle Ryan
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez popped out to second
        • J. Winker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Winker grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Wandy Peralta relieved Jared Hughes
        • K. Schwarber: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
        • D. Bote: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Addison Russell at second base
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias flied out to left
        • Kyle Farmer hit for Wandy Peralta
        • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart lined out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Hughes Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Heyward flied out to center
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bryant struck out looking
        • J. Baez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Baez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • W. Contreras: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Baez to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Winker struck out swinging
        • Y. Puig: Puig grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Dietrich struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Jared Hughes pitching
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Descalso grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Almora: Almora grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hendricks lined out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Senzel popped out to second
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Votto lined out to center
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bryant doubled to left
        • J. Baez: Baez singled to right, Bryant to third
        • W. Contreras: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras hit sacrifice fly to left, Bryant scored
        • K. Schwarber: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Schwarber lined out to right
        • D. Bote: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bote popped out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Puig lined out to right
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich flied out to deep center
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias reached on an infield single to second
        • Josh VanMeter hit for Tanner Roark
        • J. VanMeter: Ball, Strike looking, VanMeter singled to center, Iglesias to third
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • D. Descalso: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
        • A. Almora: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Almora grounded out to pitcher
        • K. Hendricks: Hendricks singled to center
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Senzel grounded out to second
        • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Votto homered to center
        • E. Suarez: Suarez lined out to right
        • J. Winker: Ball, Winker grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Ball, Strike looking, Baez flied out to deep right
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Contreras singled to right center
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
        • D. Bote: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher
        • T. Roark: Strike looking, Ball, Roark grounded out to second
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Schwarber flied out to right
        • D. Bote: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Descalso reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • A. Almora: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Almora singled to left, Descalso to second
        • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Hendricks doubled to deep center, Descalso and Almora scored
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked
        • K. Bryant: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • J. Winker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Winker popped out to third
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward grounded out to first
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Baez: Baez grounded out to third, Bryant to second
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Senzel struck out looking
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Votto lined out to left
        • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)