Chi. Cubs 3, Boston 0

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 15, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 40073

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Chi. Cubs 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 31-33 14-19 17-14 L1
Chi. Cubs 22-42 14-17 8-25 W1

Recap


Cubs 3, Red Sox 0: Ryan Dempster threw seven scoreless innings and Steve Clevenger laced a two-run double as host Chicago took the series opener from Boston.

Dempster (3-3), who has been the subject of rampant trade rumors recently, turned in a dominating effort with plenty of focus directed his way. The veteran right-hander yielded just four hits and walked two while striking out three.

Closer Carlos Marmol loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth on a hit, an error and a walk but got Dustin Pedroia to ground into a fielder‘s choice to lock up his third save.

Dempster also added a pair of hits, including a triple, and David DeJesus drove in a run for the Cubs, who won improved to 4-10 in June.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2) was making his second start of the season for the Red Sox and struggled early. The right-hander issued all three of his walks in the first inning before Clevenger made him pay with the RBI double to left.

Dempster’s one-out triple in the second set up Chicago’s third run, as DeJesus followed with a single two batters later.

Matsuzaka settled down to retire the final eight batters he faced and was charged with three runs on four hits while striking out three.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Former Red Sox general manager and current Cubs president Theo Epstein was on the field prior to the game, visiting with his former players and employees. … Red Sox LF Scott Podsednik went 2-for-4 to raise his average to .382 and stole a pair of bases. … Dempster’s triple, which was aided by a misplay in right by Adrian Gonzalez, was the second of his career and first since 2002. … Boston is 3-8 in its last 11 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Chi. Cubs
Daisuke Matsuzaka Player Ryan Dempster
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Boston   Chi. Cubs
Mike Aviles Player Ryan Dempster
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 6 0 6 .171 23 4 0 3 4 0
Chi. Cubs 4 0 7 .148 10 6 3 4 3 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Boston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .438 after a loss.