National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Chicago|
(Saturday, May 5th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 5, Chicago 1
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chris Capuano tossed seven scoreless innings
and helped his own cause with a two-run double, as the Los Angeles Dodgers
posted a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs in the middle test of a three-game
series at Wrigley Field.
Capuano (4-0) scattered three hits, walked two and struck out seven. The
southpaw is off to his best start since going 5-0 for the Brewers in 2007.
"I added a breaking ball in spring training that's been helping me out that
I've had a pretty good feel for," Capuano said. "(I have) a cut fastball and
working a good two-seamer. It's good having a couple more weapons out there. I
have more options to go to."
Matt Kemp, Dee Gordon and Matt Treanor each knocked in a run for Los Angeles,
which avoided its first three-game losing streak of the season.
Struggling Chicago right-hander Chris Volstad (0-4) started in place of Matt
Garza, who was scratched because of the flu, and surrendered five runs on four
hits and three walks in five frames.
Volstad is 0-9 over his last 17 outings.
"It wasn't our day from the beginning," Volstad said.
The Cubs broke up LA's shutout bid in the ninth when a two-out single by Ian
Stewart off Jamey Wright plated Starlin Castro.
Chicago looked to grab an early lead, loading the bases in the first inning
on an error, a one-out single and a walk. But Capuano escaped the jam by
striking out both Alfonso Soriano and Stewart.
Los Angeles capitalized on its bases-loaded opportunity in the second. Treanor
lofted a sacrifice fly to right field and Capuano drove Volstad's next pitch
to center for a two-run double.
The Dodgers added two runs in the fifth when Treanor led off with a single and
moved to second on a sac bunt before scoring on Gordon's double. Gordon then
stole third and came home on a Kemp sacrifice fly.
Capuano improved to 9-3 in 15 career games (13 starts) against the
Cubs...Volstad last won a game on July 10, 2011...Chicago first baseman Bryan
LaHair walked twice to extend his streak of reaching base to 23 games. He went
0-for-2, though, to snap a 10-game hitting streak...Castro had three of the
Cubs' five hits -- all singles.
05/05 19:29:07 ET