Scott Kazmir, Los Angeles Dodgers shut out Cubs

Final Score: 5-0, Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their series with the Chicago Cubs today with Scott Kazmir squaring off against Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. Coming into this game, the Cubs had 23 straight wins with Arrieta starting, a record the Dodgers were looking to break. Kazmir pitched phenomenally. He held the Cubs’ offense (best in baseball) to one hit and one walk, both to Dexter Fowler. He went on to pitch six innings and striking out seven batters but rendered a no-decision as Arrieta was also on his game.

Joe Blanton came in for relief and kept the strikeout streak going. He would not allow a runner to get on base in his two innings of work, striking out three batters of his own. Adam Liberatore got the call to close the game and the Dodgers went on to shut out the Cubs.

Game Analysis:

The offense came on slow again for the Dodgers but they made the most of the situations they were given. It was a great all-around team effort by the Dodgers to secure this win. Corey Seager’s three-run shot in the 9th inning was the nail in the coffin for Chicago. It would have been nice to have happened off of Arrieta, but beating the Cubs is pretty much a prize in itself. Hopefully, breaking the Cubs win streak with Arrieta builds the Dodgers’ confidence both on the mound and at the plate.

Today, the Dodgers will continue their series with Mike Bolsinger taking the mound against Cubs’ John Lester.

Dodgers RBIs

Adrian Gonzalez 1 (27)

Howie Kendrick 1 (10)

Corey Seager 3 (27)

Dodgers Home Runs

Corey Seager 1 (9)

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