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Hendricks sparkles, Cubs edge Twins 1-0 for 5th straight win


Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (24) tags out Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) at third base during the first inning.


Kyle Hendricks tossed eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball to outduel Rich Hill, and the Chicago Cubs edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.


Willson Contreras’ sharp RBI single in the first accounted for the only run off the 40-year-old Hill, who walked the first two Cubs batters and then settled in on a clear, chilly night at Wrigley Field with the wind blowing in.


Hendricks (6-4) retired 12 Twins hitters in a row during a stretch from the second until Josh Donaldson’s bloop single with two outs in the sixth.


Schwarber was ready to take first, but home plate umpire Angel Hernandez gestured with his elbow in the air, called the pitch Ball 3 and discussed it with Chicago manager David Ross.


Garver missed 27 games with strained rib muscles and will be one of three catchers on Minnesota’s roster down the stretch, joining veteran Alex Avila and promising rookie Ryan Jeffers.






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