Jansen holds on as Dodgers edge Cubs
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[June 17, 2019]
Cody Bellinger hit a home run,
and closer Kenley Jansen found a bit of redemption as the Los
Angeles Dodgers earned a 3-2 victory Sunday over the visiting
Jansen earned his 21st save, although just barely, one day after he
gave up a two-run home run to Anthony Rizzo in the ninth inning that
gave the Cubs a 2-1 victory.
The Cubs put the first two runners aboard against Jansen in the
ninth inning, but the right-hander got pinch hitter Kyle Schwarber
on a groundout, threw out Albert Almora at the plate after a
comebacker and finished off the victory by getting Javier Baez on a
line drive to center field.
The Dodgers took a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning when Russell Martin
fought off a breaking ball from Steve Cishek (1-4) to dunk a single
into left field and score Chris Taylor from second base. Ross
Stripling (3-2) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the victory.
The Dodgers had a chance to open a big early lead, but Cubs starter
Jose Quintana recovered from a jam of his own doing. The left-hander
issued two walks to load the bases and a third to Max Muncy to bring
home a run. But he ended that threat by striking out Martin, then
retired 12 of the next 14 Dodgers batters.
The Cubs took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning against Dodgers starter
Hyun-Jin Ryu. Willson Contreras' roller through the right side
scored a run, and David Bote followed with a sacrifice fly for the
Both runs were unearned after the sixth inning started with a
throwing error by third baseman Justin Turner on a ground ball by
Bellinger tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning when he
crushed a home run to center field, his 23rd of the season.
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Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) earns a save in the ninth
inning against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit:
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Quintana gave up two runs on six hits over five innings with three
walks and three strikeouts.
Ryu gave up his two unearned runs on seven hits over seven innings
with no walks and eight strikeouts. Ryu has now given up one earned
run or less in four consecutive starts and eight of his last nine.
The Dodgers won three of the four games in the series and also won
the season series by taking four of the seven games.
--Field Level Media
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