Cubs' Hendricks leaves after taking liner off forearm

BY foxsports • October 8, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks left Game 2 of their NL Division Series against San Francisco after he was struck by a line drive in the fourth inning of Chicago's 5-2 victory.

Angel Pagan's two-out comebacker went off Hendricks' right forearm for an infield single. Hendricks tried a few warmup pitches and talked to manager Joe Maddon before departing Saturday.

Hendricks was replaced by Travis Wood, who struck out Conor Gillaspie for the final out. Wood then hit a solo home run in the fourth for a 5-2 lead.

Hendricks went 16-8 with a major league-best 2.13 ERA this year. He allowed two runs and four hits in third career postseason start, and also contributed a two-run single in Chicago's three-run second.



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