Yasmani Grandal drives in three runs, Justin Turner homers and Rich Hill, Joe Blanton, Grant Dayton and Kenley Jansen shut down the Cubs at Dodger Stadium
Yasmani Grandal dropped his bat in the dirt and admired his own strength. He watched as his two-run homer disappeared from sight in the fourth inning of this 6-0 Dodgers victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. Grandal did not sprint out of the box. He knew there was no need.
Such of the confidence of these Dodgers, who now lead this series, 2-1, and reside two victories away from their first World Series berth since 1988. The group weathered some Game 1 thunder and rallied with back-to-back shutouts of this 103-win Chicago club.
The Dodgers bullied Cubs starter Jake Arrieta, charging him with four runs in five innings of work. Corey Seager raked an RBI single in the third inning. After Grandal went deep,Justin Turner followed up with a solo home run in the sixth.
After a pair of abbreviated starts against Washington, Hill rebounded with six scoreless innings. He confined the Cubs to two hits, a pair of singles by All-Star third baseman Kris Bryant. Manager Dave Roberts asked Kenley Jansen to pick up the last four outs. Jansen obliged.