07/22 21:49 CDT Rizzo hits 2 homers as Cubs beat Padres 6-0
Rizzo hits 2 homers as Cubs beat Padres 6-0
CHICAGO (AP) --- Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched
seven innings in his return from the minor leagues on Tuesday night, leading
the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their
five-game losing streak.
Rizzo staked Hendricks to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer.
Four innings later, rookie Arismendy Alcantara and Rizzo hit back-to-back
homers off Blaine Boyer for a 5-0 lead. Rizzo became the first National League
player to reach 25 homers this season, his career high. He hit 23 homers in 160
games last season.
Emilio Bonifacio, Wellington Castillo and Justin Ruggiano had two hits apiece
for the Cubs.
Recalled from Triple-A Iowa earlier Tuesday, Hendricks (1-0) allowed five hits
and threw only 83 pitches. He walked three and struck out five.