Final Score: Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3 (11 innings)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - David DeJesus was tagged out trying to score
the winning run in the ninth, but his patience produced the game-winning walk
two innings later.
DeJesus walked in the winning run with the bases loaded in the 11th to push
the Chicago Cubs past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-3, in the finale of a three-
game set at Wrigley Field.
Rafael Dolis (2-2) pitched the final two of five scoreless frames for the Cubs
bullpen to record the victory.
Jamey Wright (1-2) pitched the 10th without incident but did not record an out
in the 11th in defeat, while Javy Guerra blew a save for the third time this
season in the ninth. Juan Rivera hit a two-run homer for Los Angeles.
"Everything was there. I just made bad pitches," said Guerra.
DeJesus' patience was rewarded because Wright allowed a double to Darwin
Barney to lead off the inning before intentionally walking Welington Castillo
and plunking Jeff Samardzija.
"It took almost all 25 guys to do it, let alone the sick guys coming off the
bench to do it, so it was a nice little team effort there," said Cubs manager
Down by one with one out and runners on first and second in the home ninth,
Chicago's Tony Campana slapped a double to right. Ian Stewart easily came home
to tie the game, but DeJesus was thrown out trying to score the game-winning
Dodgers starter Aaron Harang helped himself with the bases loaded in the
second, scoring Adam Kennedy on a fielder's choice to give LA an early edge.
Rivera pushed that advantage to 3-0 an inning later when, with Mark Ellis
aboard, he roped a 2-0 changeup over the ivy in left field.
But the Cubs made it 3-2 in the home half on Castro's two-run liner that
plated Travis Wood, who had doubled, and DeJesus, who walked.
Harang allowed two runs on seven hits with three walks over six innings...
Cubs starter Travis Wood surrendered three runs on three hits and three walks
with four strikeouts in six frames...It was Harang's first RBI of the
season...Matt Kemp, who pinch-hit for Harang in the seventh, extended his MLB-
best consecutive games played streak to 393... Los Angeles returns home to
host San Francisco for three games beginning Monday...Chicago continues its
homestand Monday, hosting Atlanta for three contests...A 2 hour, 41 minute
rain delay preceded the game.
05/06 22:47:59 ET
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