LA Dodgers 1, Chi. Cubs 0

Date - Sunday, August 4, 2013 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 38409

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 61-49 31-25 30-24 W4
Chi. Cubs 49-62 23-33 26-29 L4

Recap


Dodgers 1, Cubs 0:
A.J. Ellis drove in the lone run and Stephen Fife turned in 5 1/3 solid frames as visiting Los Angeles completed a four-game sweep of Chicago for its 14th consecutive road victory.

Fife (4-3), making his first start in nearly a month due to shoulder bursitis, scattered seven hits before handing it over to the bullpen. Chris Withrow worked 1 2/3 perfect frames, J.P. Howell tossed a clean eighth and Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the ninth for his 17th save as the Dodgers increased their lead in the National League West to 5 1/2 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ellis came up with two runners on in the second inning and lined a 1-2 curveball from Carlos Villanueva (2-8) into center field to plate Hanley Ramirez, who left the game in the seventh inning with a right shoulder injury. Los Angeles' road winning streak is the longest since the 1957 Cincinnati Reds won 15 straight.

The Cubs put two runners on base in three of the first four frames but could not get a run across. Their best chance came in the sixth, but Withrow entered with the bases loaded and got two quick outs to preserve the shutout.

Villanueva yielded one run on two hits in six innings but remained winless since June 29.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The sweep was the Dodgers’ first of four or more games at Chicago since they took five straight from July 14-18, 1988. … Los Angeles RF Yasiel Puig (left thumb) was held out of the lineup but is expected back when the team opens a four-game series at St. Louis on Monday. … The Cubs placed INF Luis Valbuena (right oblique) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled INF Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa. Watkins went 1-for-4 in his major-league debut.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Chi. Cubs
Stephen Fife Player Carlos Villanueva
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 2
0.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Chi. Cubs
Andre Ethier Player Dioner Navarro
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 2 0 3 .067 18 7 1 4 0 0
Chi. Cubs 7 0 8 .206 19 10 0 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Cubs have a W/L % of .367 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .560 after a loss.