Tsuyoshi Wada took the mound for the Chicago Cubs as the Los Angeles Dodgers looked to avoid a third straight loss. He set down the offense in order in the top of the first. Zack Greinke was on the hill for Los Angeles and he struggled, allowing three hits and two runs, and also committing an error.
The Dodgers would once again go in order in the next inning. Greinke settled down to toss a scoreless second inning, although he was at 52 pitches at the completion. Juan Uribe led off the top of the third with a walk, but A.J. Ellis grounded into a double play to erase the leadoff runner. Greinke struck out to end the inning. He went back out and put the Cubs down in order in the bottom half.
Dee Gordon led off with a bunt single to bring up Yasiel Puig. While Puig was batting, Gordon was picked off by Wada. Puig followed with a single of his own and Adrian Gonzalez did the same. Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez both struck out to end the threat and the inning. The Dodger right-hander worked around a leadoff double in the fourth to keep the score at 2-0. Scott Van Slyke would single to start the next inning. Uribe lined a ball off the ball in left and was thrown out trying to make it a double. Van Slyke would score on an Ellis groundout to cut the score to 2-1.
Four consecutive singles and a sacrifice fly awaited Greinke in the bottom half and pushed the Cubs lead to 4-1. Justin Grimm took over for Wada in the sixth and tossed a scoreless inning. Paco Rodriguez then came in for Greinke in the bottom half. He retired the side in order with the aid of a double play on a line drive and force at first.
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