Chi. Cubs 4, LA Dodgers 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 6, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 38125

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
Chi. Cubs 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 18-10 10-2 8-8 L1
Chi. Cubs 11-17 7-9 4-8 W1

Recap

Cubs 4, Dodgers 3: David DeJesus walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning as Chicago took the weekend series rubber match after a long rain delay at Wrigley Field.

Darwin Barney led off the bottom of the 11th with a double, and Los Angeles reliever Jamey Wright (1-2) then filled the bases by intentionally walking Welington Castillo and hitting pinch hitter Jeff Samardzija. DeJesus, who was thrown out at the plate as the potential winning run in the ninth inning, pushed the decisive run across when he took an inside pitch on a 3-2 count.

Rafael Dolis (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win for Chicago.

Pinch hitter Ian Stewart reached on a one-out single in the ninth against Dodgers closer Javy Guerra, who then walked DeJesus to put the winning run on base. Tony Campana doubled to right, scoring Stewart with the tying run, but DeJesus was gunned down trying to score and Starlin Castro then struck out to end the inning.

Starting pitcher Aaron Harang got the Dodgers on the board first with an RBI fielder’s choice in the second inning. Juan Rivera added a two-run homer in the top of the third to make it a 3-0 game before Castro answered with a two-run single in the bottom of the inning to get the Cubs within one.

Harang scattered seven hits over six innings, striking out two and walking three. Chicago starter Travis Wood pitched six innings, allowing three hits and walking three while striking out four.

Los Angeles center fielder Matt Kemp was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to tightness in his left hamstring. His streak of 392 consecutive games played, the longest in the major leagues, was kept alive when he flied out as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The start of the game was delayed by two hours and 43 minutes due to rain ... Castro ended five different innings for the Cubs ... Kemp last missed a game on Aug. 18, 2009 ... Chicago 1B Bryan LaHair went 3-for-4 with a walk ... The Cubs sent IF Blake DeWitt to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the roster for Wood on Sunday ... Wood pitched for Cincinnati the last two seasons.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Chi. Cubs
Aaron Harang Player Travis Wood
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 3
3.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Chi. Cubs
Juan Rivera Player Bryan LaHair
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 4
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 6 1 9 .158 14 6 3 3 1 0
Chi. Cubs 12 0 17 .324 22 7 4 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Cubs have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .700 after a loss.