Kyle Hendricks overcame his first inning blues, and the Cubs used a two-man bazaar from second bazaar, Yairo Munoz, to score three times in the top of the fifth innings to earn a 5-2 victory over the Cardinals and ( 19659002) The beginning of the Sunday night game was delayed by rain by 76 minutes.
Hendricks allowed a two-run homer to Marcell Ozuna when his first-ever ERA swelled to 8.59. But after giving Munoz a double in the second round with a double, Hendricks dropped out 17 times in a row.
Ben Zobrist gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead with a home race that landed in the right field in the Cardinals Bullpen. Zobrist went 4-to-5.
In the fifth Munoz pumped a slow scooter from Jason Heyward, who allowed Rizzo and Javier Baez followed with a double victory over the left field line.
The Cubs are out on Monday before starting a two-game series in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
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