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Kyle Hendricks pitched eight hitless innings Monday as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1.

Hendricks cruised comfortably with a lead through eight innings thanks to home runs from Ben Zobrist and Dexter Fowler, and an RBI single from Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs starter lost his no-hitter in the top of the ninth when Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a solo four-bagger. Manager Joe Maddon pulled Hendricks; Aroldis Chapman threw 16 pitches for the save.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny complimented Hendricks on his pitch location. From the AP:

ā€œHe was pushing the corners all day long and heā€™s been doing that most of the season and didnā€™t give us a whole lot,ā€ Matheny said.

The Cardinals are 75-68 and 32-40 at home. Thereā€™s always the next game!