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

Hill escapes trouble in the second as game remains scoreless

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)


Rich Hill’s second inning did not go as well as his first. He began it by walking Anthony Rizzo, then threw consecutive balls to Javier Baez. He did get Baez to pop up on a 3-and-2 count, but then walked Jorge Soler while Rizzo stole second base.

Catcher Yasmani Grandal walked to the mound, presumably to give Hill a new set of signs. Grandal told The Times after the Dodgers’ Game 2 victory that he was “paranoid” about the Cubs stealing signs from second base. Grandal then let a pitch pass him by for a passed ball, as both Cub runners advanced. Addison Russell soon struck out.

With two men in scoring position and two out, Miguel Montero tapped a baseball to second baseman Chase Utley, who fielded it cleanly and threw to first to end the inning. This game remains scoreless.

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