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Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Registers sixth win Tuesday

Hendricks (6-4) allowed three runs across six innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Padres. He gave up seven hits and no walks while striking out four. Hendricks turned in a fairly typical performance, as he displayed good command with a few strikeouts to pick up the quality start and his sixth win of the year. The righty has now earned the win in his last four appearances, and he has a 2.60 ERA during the stretch. His season ERA still sits at 4.62 due to a few uncharacteristically poor outings, but Hendricks should continue to whittle away at that figure, as he's posted an ERA below 3.50 in each of the past five seasons. He's scheduled to take the mound again Sunday against the Giants.
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Cubs' Kyle Hendricks: Has another tough outing

Hendricks (2-4) allowed six runs (four earned) across five innings to take the loss Sunday against the Pirates. He gave up nine hits and a walk while striking out three. Hendricks had looked better in his last start Tuesday, but he's now allowed four earned runs or more in three of his last five outings. It's been an uncharacteristically rough patch for the righty, who's seen his ERA climb to 6.23. By comparison, Hendricks posted a 2.88 ERA in 2020, and he's been below a 3.50 ERA in each of the last five seasons. That track record suggests that better days are ahead. Hendricks will look to start turning things around next Sunday in a favorable matchup against the Tigers.

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