Hendricks sharp, Cubs break loose with 4 HRs, beat Dodgers

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 03, 2016 03:18 PM
Hendricks sharp, Cubs break loose with 4 HRs, beat Dodgers
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo watches his home run of Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher J.P. Howell during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks dominated over eight innings and the MLB-leading Chicago Cubs backed him with four home runs, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Thursday for their eighth win in nine games.

Javier Baez, Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant connected against 19-year-old Julio Urias (0-1). Anthony Rizzo hit a leadoff homer against J.P. Howell in the eighth as the Cubs took three of four from the Dodgers.

Hendricks (4-4) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out six and walked one. He pitched a complete game in his previous outing to beat Philadelphia.

Urias was simply overpowered in his second career start. The top prospect gave up six runs and eight hits in five innings.

Elsewhere in the league, Kyle Seager, Dae-Ho Lee and the Seattle Mariners scored 14 times in two innings to erase a 10-run deficit and stun San Diego 16-13, the latest pratfall for a Padres team that was ripped in a radio interview by its executive chairman a day earlier.

Trailing 12-2 after five, the Mariners benefited from a bullpen meltdown by the Padres and rallied for the biggest comeback in team history. Seager hit a two-run single in the sixth to chase starter Colin Rea, followed by Lee's pinch-hit, a three-run homer off Brad Hand.

The Mariners then sent 13 batters to the plate in their nine-run seventh, getting seven straight hits with two outs.

Hand and fellow relievers Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer (0-2) and Matt Thornton combined to allow 10 runs on nine hits in 1 2/3 innings.

In Atlanta, Madson Bumgarner won his sixth straight decision to match a career best and hit a two-run homer in a six-run fifth inning that led San Francisco past Atlanta 6-0.

Bumgarner (7-2) allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings, struck out 11 and walked two, lowering his ERA to 1.91. The National League West-leading Giants have won 17 of their last 21 games and are unbeaten in Bumgarner's last eight starts.

Bumgarner hit his second homer this season and 13th of his career, a 411-foot drive into the left-field seats.

Arizona's Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 11, and the Diamondbacks used a three-run seventh inning to beat Houston 3-0 in a matchup of American League Cy Young Award winners.

Greinke (7-3), the 2009 winner with Kansas City, allowed a season-low four hits — all singles — over seven innings and walked none. He won his fourth straight start.

The Astros' Dallas Keuchel (3-7), last year's Cy Young winner, gave up three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. He has lost six of seven decisions.

In Miami, Christian Yelich hit a game-winning double in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Marlins beat Pittsburgh 4-3 to take the four-game series.

Yelich doubled to deep right-center off A.J. Schugel (1-2) with two outs to score Martin Prado from first base without a throw.

Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, scored a run, stole a base and made two impressive defensive plays in center field for the Marlins. He has 2,965 hits, moving into sole possession of 31st place on the career MLB list.

In Detroit, Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman pitched out of his own bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth inning as New York held off Detroit 5-4.

Down 5-3 going into the ninth, the Tigers quickly loaded the bases against Chapman on a single, a walk and a bunt single.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius then scampered up the middle to field a hard grounder by J.D. Martinez and made a glove flip to second baseman Starlin Castro, who caught the ball with his bare hand and let go a strong, off-balance relay.

Chapman then got Tigers star Miguel Cabrera on a routine grounder for his eighth save.

Baltimore's Mark Trumbo and Adam Jones each homered twice and Manny Machado delivered a tiebreaking drive in the seventh inning as the Orioles hit a season-high seven long balls in a 12-7 win over Boston.

Pedro Alvarez and Francisco Pena also connected for the Orioles, who earned a split of the four-game series between the top two teams in the American League East.

In Cleveland, Mike Napoli's sacrifice fly scored Francisco Lindor with the winning run to cap a two-run ninth inning and lift the Indians past Kansas City 5-4.

The loss ended Kansas City's six-game winning streak.

In other games, Chris Carter and Jonathan Villar homered as Milwaukee beat reeling Philadelphia 4-1 and Eugenio Suarez homered twice in a game for the first time in his career as Cincinnati defeated Colorado 11-4.

Minnesota also topped Tampa Bay 6-4.

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