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Rizzo hits 2 homers as Cubs beat Padres

CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues on Tuesday night, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their five-game losing streak.

Rizzo staked Hendricks to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer. Four innings later, rookie Arismendy Alcantara and Rizzo hit back-to-back homers off Blaine Boyer for a 5-0 lead. Rizzo became the first National League player to reach 25 homers this season, his career high. He hit 23 homers in 160 games last season.

Emilio Bonifacio, Wellington Castillo and Justin Ruggiano had two hits apiece for the Cubs.

Recalled from Triple-A Iowa earlier Tuesday, Hendricks (1-0) allowed five hits and threw only 83 pitches. He walked three and struck out five.

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