The Los Angeles Dodgers need a five-run seventh inning Thursday to complete a comeback in the series opener against the Chicago Cubs. Despite having Zack Greinke on the mound, the Dodgers fell behind in the first inning as the right-hander struggled to early.
With Clayton Kershaw set to take the mound Friday, the Dodgers jumped out ahead in the first inning and continued to add to their lead throughout the game. Yasiel Puig drew a one-out walk, which was followed by an Adrian Gonzalez single that put runners on the corners.
With the wind not blowing in as it was Thursday, Matt Kemp was able to clear the fences as he crushed a three-run home run off Edwin Jackson.
The Dodgers added three more runs in the first inning and led 8-3 when Puig came up to bat in the sixth inning with two on. The Dodgers again added three more runs after the homer and went on to comfortably win the game, 14-5.