LA Dodgers 6, Chi. Cubs 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 3, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - CB Bucknor, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 43537

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
LA Dodgers 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 43-61 27-24 16-37 L3
LA Dodgers 57-50 30-23 27-27 W1

Recap


Dodgers 6, Cubs 1:
A.J. Ellis belted two solo home runs and Chad Billingsley tossed seven strong innings as host Los Angeles won the opener of the three-game series.

Billingsley (7-9) gave up one run on four hits to win his third straight start as the Dodgers remained one-half game behind San Francisco in the National League West.

Ellis opened the Dodgers’ scoring in the third when he crushed a hanging breaking ball from Jeff Samardzija (7-9) over the center-field wall.

After scoring a total of four runs while being swept in three games by Arizona, the Dodgers outhit Chicago 10-4 in the series opener.

Luis Valbuena tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI double in the fifth before Los Angeles scored twice in the fifth on RBIs by James Loney and Ellis.

Ramirez extended the Dodgers’ lead to 5-1 with an RBI single in the sixth before Ellis homered to right-center field in the seventh.

Ellis, who has a career-high 10 home runs, went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. The Dodgers won for just the second time in their last nine home games while Chicago has lost five of its last seven road games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Dodgers acquired RHP Joe Blanton from the Phillies for a player to be named or cash considerations. … Los Angeles improved to 45-9 when scoring more than four runs. … Samardzija gave up five runs over 5 1/3 innings after going 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA in five July starts. … Cubs RHP Matt Garza (triceps) had his bullpen session cut short Friday, but he’s still hopeful of starting Tuesday against the Padres.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   LA Dodgers
Jeff Samardzija Player Chad Billingsley
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 7
8 Hits 4
8.44 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   LA Dodgers
Bryan LaHairPlayer A.J. Ellis
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 3
0 HR 2
2 TB 9
.333 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 4 0 6 .133 8 9 1 4 0 0
LA Dodgers 10 2 19 .303 11 5 6 0 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .589 after a win and .471 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Cubs have a W/L % of .432 after a win and .400 after a loss.