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Cubs bats build early lead, Bullpen holds Padres in a 5-4 win



The Cubs scored five second innings and held the Padres 5-4 down 40,855 on a sultry Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Kyle Schwarzer and Anthony Rizzo issued tape-sized homeruns in the second round as Cubs built an early five-run lead.

The Padres struggled back with three runs from Kyle Hendricks in fourth, pulling up to a run on Austin Hedges' sacrifice flying in the sixth. The Cubs loaded the bases without outs in seventh, but failed to pass.

Hendricks (8-9) threw 5 2/3 innings, which allowed five hits and four runs with seven strikeouts. Steve Cishek contributed scoreless relief to 1 1/3 innings by scoring in the seventh game.

Brandon Kintzler was perfect in the eighth round, as did Pedro Strop in ninth position. 19659002] The Cubs can win the series on Sunday when Jon Lester takes the hill in the final

psullivan@chicagotribune.com

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