Greinke threw six scoreless innings and, as usual, had nothing to show for it. He has made nine starts since beginning the season 5-0 on May 5 and been unable to win his sixth game. And he has a 1.79 earned-run average in those nine starts.
Nobody scored until the
Greinke was not as sharp as normal -- he needed 111 pitches to get through his six innings -- and still blanked the Cubs. That happens when you only give up three hits. He also struck out five and walked two.
His record remains unchanged at 5-2. In those last nine winless starts the Dodgers scored a total of 10 runs while he was actually in the game. He's pitched well enough to be 14-0 if the Dodgers had managed just a minimum of offense.
Instead, he now has an overall 1.70 ERA -- best in the majors -- and a 5-2 record in 15 starts.
But Tuesday the Dodgers were equally ineffective against Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel, who held them without a run in his 7 2/3 innings on just two measly hits.
The Dodgers got a leadoff double from
The Cubs finally put together a winning “rally” in the 10th when former Dodger
Jansen got Addison Russell to bounce to
Denorfia made it all for nothing, lifting a fly to center where Pederson was still playing. He ran back and made the catch, but Szczur tagged and scored easily.
And the game finally had its run.