8/19 Morning Marquee: Kyle Hendricks show, Andrew McCutchen returns


Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo homered behind rookie Kyle Hendricks one-run outing for a 4-1 Chicago Cubs win over the Mets at Citi Field Monday.

The rookie right-hander dropped his season earned run average down to 1.66 and allowed just four hits, marking the fourth consecutive game Chicago pitchers have held an opponent to four hits or less – the first time that feat had been accomplished by a Cubs team in over 20 years.

Around the league: the Nationals won their seventh straight game with a third consecutive walk-off, the Angels extended their AL West with a win over the Red Sox, reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen is expected to return Tuesday, and Brandon Phillips rejoined the Reds lineup for the first time since July 9.

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CSN Chicago: Former Cub Nate Schierholtz signs with Nationals

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NBC Sports MLB: Pirates expect Andrew McCutchen back when eligible Tuesday

CBS Sports MLB: Angles beat Red Sox 4-2 to extend AL West lead

FOX Sports MLB: Adam LaRoche walk-off homer lifts Nats to 7th straight win

Sports Illustrated: Brandon Phillips activated, rejoins Reds lineup

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