A pitching performance not seen since, well, the times when Jake Arrieta does that kind of thing.

Kyle Hendricks still doesn’t strike a lot of guys out, but he continues to pitch *his* kind of game, inducing a number of groundballs, and outthinking the opposing hitters. Oh, and walking no one, which is even┬ámore impressive when you consider that he’s in the zone all night and NOT get knocked around.

Speaking of getting knocked around, the Cubs got a good night from Arismendy Alcantara, who had been due for a good one. Anthony Rizzo knocked his 26th homer, for which he’d also been due.

Solid win.

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Full box score.