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Hendricks wins NL Rookie of the Month

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks has been named National League Rookie of the Month for August after posting a 4-0 record with a 1.69 ERA. The Cubs went undefeated in all six of his August starts.

Hendricks, 24, gave up seven earned runs in 37.1 innings-pitched while holding opponents to a .206 batting average. August was the first time since 1956 a Cubs rookie finished a calendar month with a perfect 4-0 mark and it’s the first Rookie of the Month award a Cub has won since Anthony Rizzo in July 2012.

Hendricks is also the first Cubs pitcher to win Rookie of the Month since the inception of the award in 2001. He will receive a specially designed trophy to commemorate the award.

Hendricks takes on the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night and is looking to become the fourth pitcher in history to win six of his first 10 starts with an ERA under 2.00, according to ESPN Stats and Information.