Carlos Ruiz acquired a impolite welcome to working with Dodgers nearer Kenley Jansen, whose cutter proved an excessive amount of of a transferring goal to catch.
Ruiz could not deal with Jansen’s wild pitch that led to the Cubs tying the sport within the ninth. He did not have a lot time to review Jansen after being acquired Thursday from the Phillies for standard catcher A.J. Ellis.
“I’ve no excuse,” Ruiz stated. “His ball was shifting actual good and it stunned me. Positively should go watch some extra video and see how everyone likes to work.”
Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking two-run homer within the tenth inning to go together with an earlier solo shot, lifting the Cubs to a 6-four victory Friday evening within the collection opener between NL division leaders.
Ruiz went 1 for three with a stroll and was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat along with his new staff.
Chicago tied the sport four-all within the ninth after Jansen’s wild pitch allowed Jayson Heyward, who led off with a double, to attain from third.
“He is in all probability going to catch me extra typically so he’ll get comfy,” Jansen mentioned of Ruiz. “We’ll get used to one another.”
Bryant’s thirty fifth homer capped a comeback from an earlier two-run deficit and prolonged the Cubs’ profitable streak to 4 video games. Chicago followers chanted “MVP! MVP!” as Bryant scored behind Dexter Fowler, who singled main off.
Chicago improved to 19-four in August whereas incomes its main league-main 82nd victory.
Travis Wooden (four-zero) received the victory with one inning of aid. Aroldis Chapman struck out two within the tenth to earn his tenth save.
Adam Liberatore (2-1) took the loss, permitting two runs and 4 hits in a single inning.
Bryant’s first homer main off the eighth pulled the Cubs to four-three.
The Dodgers took a four-2 lead on Adrian Gonzalez’s homer main off the seventh.
The Dodgers led three-1 within the fourth when a run scored when Howie Kendrick grounded right into a double play. They obtained runs within the third on Justin Turner’s RBI groundout and one other by Chase Utley within the second.
The Cubs closed to three-2 within the fifth on Anthony Rizzo’s RBI single with two outs.
Utley made a diving cease on Ben Zobrist within the fifth, when he threw on his again to Gonzalez for an inning-ending out that stranded two runners.
Dodgers starter Bud Norris allowed two runs and three hits in 5 innings, struck out six and walked 4.
Cubs starter Mike Montgomery gave up three runs and 6 hits in 5 innings, struck out 5 and walked 4.
The Dodgers recalled pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma Metropolis. The 24-12 months-outdated proper-hander has appeared in three video games (two begins) with the workforce this season, going zero-2 with an eleven.25 ERA. He’s a mixed 9-three with a 1.sixty eight ERA in 20 minor league begins with three completely different groups, together with Oklahoma Metropolis. To make room on the roster, C Shawn Zarraga was optioned to OKC and RHP Kenta Maedato the Rookie-degree Arizona League Dodgers, whose season ends Sunday.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Friday. He is been on the DL for almost two months with a herniated disk in his again. Subsequent he’ll face hitters. … LHP Brett Anderson, on the DL with a finger blister, threw a bullpen session and expects to face hitters subsequent week.
Cubs: RHP Jason Hammel (thirteen-6, three.07 ERA) begins the center recreation of the collection. He’s winless in eight video games (5 begins) at Dodger Stadium. In his final outing, he allowed a season-excessive-tying 10 runs (six earned) in three 1/three innings of an eleven-four loss at Colorado.
Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (four-2, three.ninety five) has received his final three selections.
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