RECAP — Cubs 6, Giants 2

The Cubs snapped a quick two-game skid with a big win over the Giants on Friday, winning 6-2 behind Kyle Hendricks brilliance.

Standout Performers

Ben Zobrist: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Kris Bryant: 2 for 4, 2 RBI
Addison Russell: 2 for 3, 1 RBI
Kyle Hendricks: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, Win

How it Happened

The Cubs got an early start on the Giants with a run in the first off Anthony Rizzo’s RBI single to left center that started a strong day for the offense. Kyle Hendricks gave up a home run in the fourth but other than that was brilliant with seven frames allowing one run. He would have gotten a no-decision with a 1-1 tie after Tommy La Stella pinch hit for Hendricks, but the Cubs offense delivered. Ben Zobrist doubled into left that tacked on two runs giving the Cubs a 3-1 lead. Then two at-bats later, Kris Bryant singled to shallow left center that drove in two more runs, giving the Cubs a sizeable 5-1 lead and “The Professor” a solid chance of earning the win. Addison Russell added an insurance run in the ninth with his RBI single, as the Cubs would go on to winning 6-2.

One Great Moment

Ben Zobrist always comes through with clutch hits including the game-winning one in World Series Game Seven. Zobrist delivered again on Friday with an RBI double into left field that gave the Cubs the lead back.

Standings Check

The Cubs improve to 26-21 this season and are in third place in the NL Central.

Up Next

Jose Quintana takes the ball for the second game of the series on Saturday at 6:15 PM CT on Fox and 670 The Score.

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