Dodgers down Cubs, set new mark for consecutive road wins
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chris Capuano tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the way in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 13th consecutive road win, a 3-0 triumph over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Carl Crawford contributed three hits, including a two-run single, to help the Dodgers establish a new franchise record for consecutive victories away from home. The mark was originally set from Aug. 25-Sept. 6, 1924, when the club was then located in Brooklyn and known as the Robins.
Capuano (4-6) scattered six hits and a walk while striking out five, with the veteran lefty aided by three double plays turned by the Dodgers' infield. Four Los Angeles relievers combined for 2 2/3 frames of two-hit ball to finish off the shutout, with Kenley Jansen striking out to in a perfect ninth to record his 16th save.
Jeff Samardzija (6-10) racked up nine strikeouts in six innings of work for Chicago, but issued five walks and permitted all three runs on seven hits.
The Cubs have now lost six of seven on their current homestand, with three of those setbacks taking place in this four-game set which concludes Sunday.
08/03 19:30:27 ET