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Patrick Wisdom hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs in helping the Chicago Cubs avoid a four-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

 

Kyle Hendricks (7-4) won his fifth straight start, allowing three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out five in earning his first win over San Francisco in five career starts.

 

Hendricks allowed just one hit after the second inning.

 

Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances.

 

Johnny Cueto (4-2) gave up four runs - three earned - and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked two, his most since three in his first start this season.

 

Chicago took a 4-3 lead with an unearned run in the fifth after Hendricks led off with a double for his first hit this season. A single and walk loaded the bases for Javier Baez, who hit a grounder to shortstop Maurico Dubon. Catcher Buster Posey dropped the throw home for an error that allowed the go-ahead run.

 

San Francisco scored all its runs in the first two innings. LaMonte Wade Jr. hit his first career leadoff home run. Posey and Donovan Solano also drove in runs.

 

Baez left the game early with right thumb soreness.

 

Adbert Alzolay (4-4) opens a three-game series in San Diego on Monday night.

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