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8/18 Cubs 4, Mets 1

* Kyle Hendricks posted his sixth straight quality start Monday, leading the Cubs to a 4-1 win over the Mets. He gave up one run over seven innings. He’s the first Cubs rookie to have six straight QS since Kerry Wood put together two seven-game streaks in 1998. Hendricks has a 5-1 record and 1.05 ERA in his last six games.

* Javier Baez hit his fifth home run, a two-run shot into the upper deck, in the ninth. He has tied Kevin Roberson (1993) and Carmelo Martinez (1983) as Cubs with five home runs in their first 14 games.

* Anthony Rizzo hit his 28th home run in the eighth inning. It’s his third in his last seven games. He trails the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, who has 32 homers.

* With the win, the Cubs now have won more games in August than they did last year, when they were 8-20 in August 2013.

* Matt Szczur made his first Major League start in left field, subbing for Chris Coghlan, who has been battling a sore left big toe.

8/18 Cubs lineup

Kyle Hendricks gets the start Monday in the Cubs series finale against the Mets. Chris Coghlan is still bothered by a sore toe on his left foot, so Arismendy Alcantara will lead off. And Matt Szczur gets his first Major League start. Here’s the lineup:

Alcantara CF
Baez 2B
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Valbuena 3B
Ruggiano RF
Castillo C
Szczur LF
Hendricks P

8/18 Cubs vs Giants

Kyle Hendricks gets the start Monday in the Cubs series finale against the Mets at Citi Field. Here are the pitching matchups for the upcoming homestand against the Giants:

Tuesday: LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1, 3.15) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (7-8,
Wednesday: RHP Edwin Jackson (6-13, 5.74) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (1-3,
Thursday: LHP Travis Wood (7-10, 4.86) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (13-9, 3.14)

8/12 Cubs lineup

Kyle Hendricks gets the start Tuesday night for the Cubs in the second game of their four-game series against the Central Division leaders, the Brewers. Here’s the lineup:

Coghlan LF
Baez 2B
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Valbuena 3B
Alcantara CF
Ruggiano RF
Castillo C
Hendricks P

8/12 Pitching notes

* Cubs starting pitchers have compiled a 2.43 ERA (9 ER/33 1/3 IP) in their last five games, recording quality starts in each game. The starters have walked nine and struck out 22, and held opponents to a .197 average.

* Tuesday’s starter Kyle Hendricks has four straight quality starts. He’s the first Cubs rookie to do so since Casey Coleman in 2010. The last Cubs rookie to record five straight quality starts was Randy Wells in 2009.

8/7 Cubs lineup

Anthony Rizzo gets a day off Thursday as the Cubs close their three-game series against the Rockies at Coors Field. Here’s the lineup:

Coghlan LF
Baez 2B
Castro SS
Ruggiano RF
Castillo C
Alcantara CF
Valbuena 3B
Valaika 1B
Hendricks P

8/1 Cubs lineup

Kyle Hendricks makes his fourth big league start Friday night when the Cubs open a three-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Here’s the lineup:

Alcantara 2B
Coghlan LF
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Valbuena 3B
Sweeney CF
Castillo C
Schierholtz RF
Hendricks P

7/31 California dreaming

It’ll be a homecoming of sorts for Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks, who makes his fourth big league start Friday in Los Angeles. Hendricks grew up in the area, and was busy trying to find about a zillion tickets for friends and family.

“I went to high school about an hour away from there,” Hendricks said. “My high school coaches, everybody is going to want to be there. It’ll be a lot of fun.”

He actually pitched at Dodger Stadium in a high school showcase.

“That was a long time ago — it’ll be a little different this time around,” he said. “There were two or thee hundred people in the stands then.”

Hendricks went to more Angels games than Dodgers games as a kid. He had an edge in his last start against the Cardinals because he watched the team for two days. This time? Hendricks has a scouting report from March.

“I’ll prepare the same as always, watching a lot of video,” he said. “I actually got to face them in Spring Training so I pitched three innings in a start in Spring Training and faced a lot of their starting lineup, at least for one at-bat. That will help a lot to watch that video, how I pitched them there. Not seeing them won’t be a big deal now.”

– Carrie Muskat

7/27 Hendricks to make 3rd start

Kyle Hendricks has had two days to watch the Cardinals prior to his start Sunday for the Cubs. That should help the right-hander, who will be making his third big league start.

“This is a very bright young man who has shown us that he can pitch,” manager Rick Renteria said of the right-hander. “He knows how to use the skills he has, he knows how to apply a game plan, I think he knows how to read what hitters are trying to do with him. I think he makes adjustments. This is a great challenge. I’m sure he’s not thinking of anything other than him going out there and doing what he’s supposed to do. It’ll be a fun match up.”

Hendricks has to face the Cardinals’ ace, Adam Wainwright.

“I think he’s been able to slow things down,” Renteria said of the rookie. “That is something you worry about with young players. He goes into it with a pretty calm demeanor and has a real good idea of how he wants to go about his business. I think that’s preparation.”

– Carrie Muskat

7/18 Hendricks to start Tuesday

Manager Rick Renteria said Friday that Kyle Hendricks will be the Cubs’ fourth starter, and make his second big league start on Tuesday against the Padres at Wrigley Field. Renteria would not commit as to who his fifth starter will be. Hendricks made his ML debut July 10 against the Reds, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. HE struck out seven and did not get a decision.

– Carrie Muskat

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