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
TOP OF EIGHTH: DODGERS 4, CUBS 0
The right-handed hitting Willson Conteras pinch-hit for Miguel Montero, and Grant Dayton, a left-hander, retired him with a fastball offered at and missed. Right-handed pinch-hitter Albert Almora followed and grounded out to second base.
Next came Cubs leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler, another right-handed hitter. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts left Dayton in the game. Fowler doubled down the left-field line.
In came Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ closer, via a double switch with new left fielder Kiké Hernandez. Jansen quickly struck out Kris Bryant to end the inning and will need to record just three more outs, with three runs to spare, to give the Dodgers a lead in this series.