Cubs Beat NL Central Leading Cardinals
Kyle Hendricks rolled back the clock a decade or two on Friday afternoon in helping the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The pitcher was masterful, pitching nine scoreless innings and allowing just four hits. On top of that, he only made 81 pitches in the shortest shutout in seven years, making the Cardinals put the ball in play like the greats of old would do.
Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer in the third that aided them as they ran out to the lead, while Javier Baez gave them an insurance run with a single in the seventh to all but seal it up. They cut the deficit to the Cards to 1.5 games with the win in handing the visitors a second loss in a row.