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Hendricks, Cubs silence Brewers

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Hendricks pitched shutout ball into the 
eighth  inning  as the Chicago Cubs  bested the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-0, in the 
second meeting of a four-game series between the division foes. 

Hendricks  (4-1) has made an immediate impact since being called up to the big 
leagues,  and  the 24-year-old's  latest gem  had him  limiting the NL Central 
leaders to six hits and a walk over 7 1/3 innings. 

"That's  something I've  always  done since  I was  little,  is pitch  quick," 
Hendricks said. "The pace of the game is big for me." 

The  rookie right-hander,  who was making his sixth start, ran into trouble in 
the  eighth  and was  pulled with the  bases loaded, and  Pedro Strop kept the 
Brewers off the board by getting Jonathan Lucroy to bounce into a double play. 

Justin  Ruggiano and  Arismendy Alcantara both went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while 
Anthony Rizzo added a solo homer for the victors. 

Wily Peralta (14-7) squandered a chance at becoming MLB's first 15-game winner 
by surrendering three runs on seven hits across 6 1/3 innings. 

"He  struggled with  his command," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He made 
some great pitches but overall he battled." 

Peralta had won five straight starts coming in and was 10-1 in his previous 11 
decisions. He was the victim of defensive adjustments in the second and fourth 
innings and coughed up Rizzo's 26th home run of the year in the sixth. 

The  Brewers  had the  infield in with  a runner  on third and  one out in the 
second,  and Ruggiano laced  a single into the hole between short and third to 
bring in Alcantara. 

The  same situation  arose in the fourth with the same outcome, as Alcantara's 
base hit to right got past a diving Mark Reynolds at first and allowed Starlin 
Castro to score. 

Rizzo went the other way for his first home run since July 22, and after Strop 
escaped  the eighth-inning  jam, Hector Rondon hurled a 1-2-3 ninth to collect 
his 15th save of the season. 

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