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Hendricks wins 7th straight start, Cubs beat Mets 2-0

Kimbrel tied for the big league lead with his 19th save.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks winds up during the fifth inning of the team's...
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks winds up during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)(Kathy Willens | AP)
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 10:29 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (AP) - Kyle Hendricks flummoxed the Mets for six innings to win his career-best seventh straight start, Javier Báez hit a two-run homer in the first off Marcus Stroman and the Chicago Cubs beat New York 2-0 to avoid a four-game series sweep. Hendricks struck out seven and walked two, retiring his last eight batters after consecutive walks in the fourth. He improved to 4-0 against the Mets. Andrew Chafin, Ryan Tepera and Craig Kimbrel finished with hitless relief in the combined two-hitter. Kimbrel tied for the big league lead with his 19th save.

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