Hendricks Strikes Out 11, Cubs Beat Diamondbacks 5-1Kyle Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings in his first win, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Friday.
Daniel Descalso, Cubs Agree To $5M, 2-Year ContractThe 32-year-old hit .237 with 22 doubles for Arizona last season. He set career bests in home runs (13) and RBIs (57) while playing in 138 games, his most since 2012.
Diamondbacks, Ray Avoid Sweep With 9-0 Win Over CubsThe Cubs' lead in the NL Central dropped to 2 1/2 games over Milwaukee, which beat Cincinnati earlier Wednesday.
Baez, Murphy Go Deep As Cubs Romp Past Diamondbacks 9-1In the first inning, Baez drove a 2-0 pitch from Matt Andriese onto the pool deck in right-center. Baez's 33rd home run gave him 107 RBIs this season.
Cubs Beat Diamondbacks 7-6Chicago got two runs in the fifth on Anthony Rizzo's RBI single and run-scoring grounder by Albert Almora Jr.
Buchholz Strong In Return From DL, D-Backs Beat Cubs 5-1Jason Heyward lined a solo shot off Clay Buchholz in the sixth, but NL Central-leading Chicago lost for the third time in its last four.
Wild Card Games Five Things You Missed: Yankees, D-backs AdvanceIn the highest-scoring wild-card round ever, New York and Arizona survived.
Cubs Top Diamondbacks, Reopen 1-Game Lead In NL CentralJake Arrieta won consecutive starts for the first time since early April, and Javier Baez and Ian Happ hit consecutive home runs.
Corbin Leads D-Back Over Cubs As NL Central Race TightensPatrick Corbin twice escaped jams in 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and David Peralta hit an inside-the-park home run.
Cubs Beat Diamondbacks To Stay 1 Game Up In NL CentralJohn Lackey won his fifth straight start, allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings.
White Sox Acquire Minor League Pitcher Ryan Burr From DiamondbacksIn return, Chicago sent Arizona international signing bonus pool money.