Maddie Lee

Staff Reporter, Cubs
Hendricks’ results Thursday weren’t great. He allowed five runs, three earned, in 4 ⅓ innings. But he showed flashes of what has made him great in the past.
Notes: Cubs third baseman Nick Madrigal was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster for right-hander Kyle Hendricks.
The Cubs released Josefrailin Alcantara after authorities notified them of the investigation.
Notes: Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will start Thursday, manager David Ross announced after the game.
Morel extended his home-run streak to five games Tuesday against the Mets, something no Cubs player had achieved in his lifetime. The streak ended Wednesday.
Hoyer’s vote of confidence won’t stop disgruntled fans from channeling their frustrations toward manager David Ross. Winning will.
Notes: Kyle Hendricks on track for return this homestand, Cody Bellinger still working toward baseball activities.
Can Kyle Hendricks’ impending return spark a rebound?
The Cubs went 2-7 against Minnesota, Houston and Philadelphia.