Things had not gone well for the Cubs in San Francisco this weekend, but total disaster was avoided Sunday when a quality starting pitching performance combined with more heroics from Patrick Wisdom in a Chicago win.
Wisdom cut that deficit in half with a solo shot to center against Johnny Cueto in the 2nd. Buster Posey had a run-scoring double in bottom of the frame, but Hendricks seemed to lock in after the Giants catcher was thrown out at home to end the threat.
The burly Cubs third baseman tied the game with a two-run jack to center in the 4th. Hendricks doubled off of Cueto and scored on a rare Posey error the next inning to put Chicago ahead 4-3.
Why the Cubs Won
After three games of bad starts, Hendricks ground out a decent one.
Stats That Matter
- This was a much-needed start from Hendricks: 6.1 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 5 K, and 3 BB.
- Wisdom has seven homers in eight Cubs starts.
- Báez had to leave the game with thumb soreness.
Avoiding a sweep was huge for the Cubs. The series went poorly, but a losing streak was snapped.