BOTTOM OF FIRST: DODGERS 0, CUBS 0
Chase Utley took four consecutive pitches from Jake Arrieta to begin the Dodgers’ half of this ballgame. The count at 2-and-2, Utley swung at the fifth and fouled it off. He then grounded the sixth to second base for an easy out. Corey Seager subsequently snapped an Arrieta fastball into left field for a single.
It was Seager’s fifth hit in his eight at-bats that began his playoff games this month. Justin Turner popped up a 2-and-0 fastball to Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, Adrian Gonzalez soon flew out to right, and Arrieta escaped the inning.